Fisk University — Cal Turner Endowed Chair of Business

Fisk University has launched a search for an inventive and collaborative scholar to become the inaugural Cal Turner Endowed Chair in the vibrant city of Nashville, TN. The Cal Turner Endowed Chair will be a faculty member in the Department of Business Administration. The appointee will work with an energized and experienced group of business faculty members in the Department, as well as engaged members of the business community, to build a program of nationally recognized excellence producing strong outcomes for students. As a member of the Department of Business Administration, the Cal Turner Endowed Chair (CTEC) will support the department's curriculum and service goals of integrating theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve problems facing organizations and institutions in our community and in society at large. Currently, the Department holds ACBSP accreditation.

The candidate selected for this position will be expected to provide leadership in the continuing development and implementation of the University's plan to obtain initial AACSB accreditation. Other areas of responsibility include oversight of curriculum planning and management, including enrollment management and program evaluations. In addition to developing new degree programs, there is a strong interest in providing students with online degree options. The Endowed Chair will take office in late summer/early fall 2022.

Fisk University is the #1 liberal arts, Historically Black College and University in the nation for research, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1866, it is one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation. The University has distinctive strengths in science, business, arts, and health which are all outgrowths of a strong liberal arts foundation. The educational experience is designed to teach students to be conscious of societal trends and impacts to ensure they courageously advocate for themselves and those less fortunate. More information about Fisk University can be found at For more details about this opportunity, including required qualifications and application process, please review the full position profile on theAcademic Search website:

Fisk University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to Nominations should include the nominee's full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by June 30, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with the senior consultant for this search: Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at

Fisk University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons will be offered employment and promotion on the basis of qualifications and capabilities without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, qualified ADA recognized disability or veteran status. In addition, the University sponsors and encourages an environment of affirmative action toward equal opportunity in all divisions affecting the recruiting, hiring and promotion of employees at all levels.