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Assistant Professor of Strategy Position - University of Kansas

  • 1.  Assistant Professor of Strategy Position - University of Kansas

    Posted 10-08-2021 15:49

    The University of Kansas School of Business invites applicants for A TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR faculty position:



    The Management Area of the School of Business at the University of Kansas is searching for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Strategic Management with a start date of August 18, 2022. We seek candidates with research interests in strategy, including those at the intersection of strategy and a related sub-field (such as organization theory, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, psychology, sociology, or economics). Application review begins November 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.


    The School of Business, University of Kansas and Lawrence, KS

    The Management Area comprises Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Behavioral Ethics. Faculty include Vince Barker, Melissa Birch, Clint Chadwick, Patricia Dahm, Niki den Nieuwenboer, Jill Ellingson, Patrick Downes, Minyoung Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Nathan Meikle, Scott Mitchell, Chang Hoon Oh, and Jane Zhao.


    Faculty are research active publishing in top-tier management journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. The Management Area currently supports doctoral programs in Strategy and Human Resource Management. The Area comes together for a weekly professional development workshop series designed to engage faculty and doctorate students by supporting a positive research climate.


    The University of Kansas is the flagship state-sponsored university of the State of Kansas, with world-class competencies in a wide variety of fields. The KU School of Business has been educating students and creating business leaders since 1924. In May 2016, the school moved into the $70.5 million, 166,500-square-foot Capitol Federal Hall. The school offers multiple undergraduate and masters-level graduate programs (Full-Time MBA, MBA for Working Professionals, online MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, MSB in Supply Chain Management/Logistics, and MSB in Business Analytics), taught on KU's main campus in Lawrence, and our satellite campuses in Kansas City (Overland Park) and Leavenworth. For additional information about the KU School of Business, see: http://www.business.ku.edu/.


    The university is located in Lawrence, KS, an eclectic and vibrant city 30 minutes west of Kansas City. For information about living in Lawrence, see https://www.ku.edu/about-lawrence.





    40%     Conduct and publish research on Strategy in leading academic journals. 

    40%     Teach a combination of required and elective courses in Strategy at the undergraduate, masters and/or doctoral levels.

    20%     Engage in area, school, university, and professional service activities.




    1. A Ph.D. in Strategy/Strategic Management or closely-related field (must be earned by August 18, 2022).
    2. Demonstrated (or high potential for) scholarship excellence as shown through publications and/or working papers in top-tier management journals.
    3. Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in strategic management.


    Evaluation of these requirements will be made through: (1) letter of application describing interest in KU, experience and distinctive accomplishments, (2) record of productivity in teaching and research as described in CV, (3) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., 1-2 publications or works in progress), (4) teaching statement and supplemental materials (e.g., teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations), and (5) names of three professional references.  Actual letters of reference will be required later in the hiring process. 


    In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, "Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion." The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.


    APPOINTMENT: Academic year appointments begin August 18, 2022.


    APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS: November 10, 2021.


    ADVERTISED SALARY RANGE: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Application Instructions: To apply for the position, please select the following link:




    Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

    Rosalyn Lucas

    MGMT Area Administrative Assistant

    KU School of Business

    3181 Capitol Federal Hall

    1654 Naismith Drive

    Lawrence, KS 66045



    Questions regarding the positions should be directed to:

    Chang Hoon Oh, Search Committee Chair

    William & Judy Docking Professor of Strategy

    KU School of Business Management Area

    3174 Capitol Federal Hall

    1654 Naismith Drive

    Lawrence, KS 66045



    University of Kansas is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information.

    Minyoung Kim, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor and Frank T. Stockton Fellow
    School of Business | University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS 66045