Friends University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position within the Division of Business, Information, and Technology, (DBIT), beginning Fall 2021. This a nine-month position and reports to the division chair. The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in economics or finance and will be enthusiastic about teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as forging strong connections in the local business community.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & THE COMMUNITY
Friends University is a Christian university of Quaker heritage offering a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs through traditional on-ground, on-line, and SEL blended modalities. Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas anchored by the historic Davis Building Clock Tower. Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all amenities of thriving metropolis and the charms of a small town. Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.
Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence).
The mission of the University is:
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage,
equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating
their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Represent the DBIT at university functions and community events.
- Teach classes in various subjects including economics, finance, and other business related classes as required.
- Develop strong connections with the local business community
- Actively engage in recruiting activities in collaboration with the enrollment team.
- Advise students to ensure academic success, internships, and career placement.
- Provide community visibility for the DBIT and business programs.
- Be responsible for program design and curriculum development for all delivery methods including, but not limited to, on ground, online, SEL, blended, seminar, etc.
- Develop syllabi, textbooks, course materials, Moodle (learning management system) content, etc.
- Serve as liaison for students, faculty, staff, and administration.
- Implement the program assessment and improvement plans.
- Serve on university committees as appointed and regularly attend meetings.
- Teach a regular load of classes each semester, per the faculty handbook.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Doctoral Degree (including students anticipating graduation or ABD) in one of the following preferred disciplines: Economics and/or Finance
Preferred Professional Experience:
- 3-5 years in a management position in a preferred discipline.
- 3-5 years teaching at the collegiate level in a preferred discipline.
- Professionally recognized certifications in a preferred discipline.
- An understanding of adult teaching and learning principles.
- Experience or training in academic course design and curriculum development.
- Familiarity with learning management systems.
- The ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
- The ability to adapt and champion a changing culture.
- The ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
- The ability to solve problems and think critically.
- Experience with conflict management and resolution.
The university may consider candidates who hold a Master’s degree in economics or finance and have significant academic or professional experience.
Applicants should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and three professional references.