Eminent Scholar in Global Studies
University of Alabama at Huntsville
The College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications and nominations for an Eminent Scholar in Global Studies. The Global Studies Eminent Scholar is expected to be a visible leader in international affairs, international business policy, and/or economic development. This individual will lead efforts within the university and community to conduct research, influence policy, and develop programs with the goal of improving international business, trade, and cultural relationships, with an emphasis on security cooperation. Expertise on India and other countries on the Silk Road is critical to the success of the individual. The candidate is expected to be active in scholarly research and policy development, to conduct externally funded projects, and to engage in outreach with government agencies located at Redstone Arsenal and other similar locations.
We seek applicants who welcome the challenges and rewards of serving on a diverse and intellectually curious faculty of a growing college in a research intensive university located in a dynamic and supportive high technology community. A Ph.D. in Business, International Business or Economics, or a related discipline, with experience in security cooperation and policy development is required. A Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited institution and eligibility to hold Personnel Security Clearance are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop academic programs and educational opportunities in global studies and security cooperation. In addition to a strong commitment to work with the security cooperation industry and government agencies, the successful candidate must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate students and mentor graduate students and junior faculty.
The Eminent Scholar in Global Studies must have a strong academic background, must be an internationally known researcher in international affairs, international business, and/or economic development, and must be committed to a continuing program of scholarship. In addition, the preferred candidate will have a background in or working knowledge of Department of State security cooperation activities and policies, and have familiarity with the policies and economic development, international business, and international relations of India and other countries on the Silk Road. Candidates need to have an understanding of the Civil Service Career Program (CP60) Field (foreign affairs track). Depending on qualifications, the Eminent Scholar may be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure. Depending on the interests and background of the candidate, this position may be a joint position with the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has approximately 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 35 research and part-time faculty, and 1,000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. It offers a BSBA degree with majors in management, marketing, information systems, accounting, and finance; a BS in Economics and Computational Analysis degree; and seven graduate degrees: an MBA and specialized masters’ degrees in Accounting, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Recent publications by our faculty members have appeared in journals such as Science, the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Scheduling, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and The Accounting Review. For detailed information about the college and its programs, please visit uah.edu/business.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Professional and Continuing Studies, and Science. The University is located in the midst of a high technology community consisting of the second largest industrial research park in the U.S. and is adjacent to Redstone Arsenal, which is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, the Army Materiel Command, and the Aviation and Missile Command. For more information about UAH, see uah.edu/about.
ABOUT THE CITY OF HUNTSVILLE: The Huntsville area is a culturally diverse community and maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the southeast. Known as the “Rocket City,” Huntsville has a major presence of technology, space, and defense industries, which allows the city to offer a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Huntsville/Madison County is a diversified high-tech economy and is rich in cultural and recreational activities with a thriving music and arts scene. The population of the metropolitan area is over 400,000 and growing. Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park is the country’s second largest research and technology park, containing nearly 300 companies employing 29,000 people involved in technology research and development. Huntsville has a high concentration of Ph.D.’s, engineers, and STEM workers, and is recognized as a leading technology city with a rapidly expanding and diverse corporate ecosystem that is rich in innovation. Several museums and historic sites can be found in Huntsville, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Burritt Museum and Park, the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum, the Alabama Constitution Village, the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Monte Sano State Park, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. A vibrant downtown entertainment district, including Broadway and symphony performances, contribute to Huntsville’s vibrant cultural life. For more information about Huntsville and its convenient location to Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta, please visit huntsville.org.
Applicants must submit the following via email to GSscholarsearch@uah.edu: a letter of nomination or application; a curriculum vitae, summary of current research interests (2-4 pages), teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and names and affiliations for three references. Formal review of applications will begin February 2, 2018. Receipt and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Jeet Gupta via e-mail (GSscholarsearch@uah.edu) or via telephone at 256-824-6593.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.
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