Visiting Assistant Professor - Management

  • University of Puget Sound
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Feb 09, 2024
Full time BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy

Job Description


University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor - Management
Job ID: 7561
Location: Business & Leadership
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Tempoary: Temporary

Faculty Posting Details

Visiting Assistant Professor in Management - 2024 - 2025

We seek a business professor with a strong liberal arts grounding to teach three undergraduate courses each semester (3/3), prioritizing courses in Management. The faculty member's primary teaching responsibilities are as follows: Teach up to four sections of Principles of Management and two electives. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in International Management/Business.

A doctoral degree (ABD considered) and a commitment to liberal arts education are required. We will consider Ph.Ds. in disciplines related to Management.

Application Deadline:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching Statement, including why you wish to teach at this university
  • Diversity Statement (see University Diversity Statement below)
  • Contact Information for 3 References. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.

Applicant's Diversity Statement:
As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor
Faculty salaries at the University of Puget Sound are based on a common salary scale based on experience. Assistant Professor salaries for 2023-24 begin at $71,492 annualized in their first year of full-time post-doctorate teaching through $80,003 annualized based on experience. ($70,992 to $79,503 for ABD.) Faculty in Business and Leadership receive an over-scale payment of $10,000 per year in the assistant professor rank.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package for eligible faculty members, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Life insurance and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
  • Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees and their families
  • Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures) and more!

For more information on Puget Sound's faculty benefits package, visit: 2024 Benefits for Faculty Members.pdf (
For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

About the School of Business and Leadership:
The School of Business and Leadership provides its students with an innovative business education that prepares them for success as leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment.

The School fulfills its mission by:

  • teaching business fundamentals in a program strongly embedded in the Liberal Arts.
  • offering a core curriculum that focuses on management, marketing, finance, accounting, law, ethics, and international business.
  • emphasizing critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, insightful problem solving, thorough case analysis, and sound research methods.
  • offering majors in business administration and the Business Leadership Program, with concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, legal studies, and sustainable business.
  • promoting off-campus experiences including internships, mentoring, international work and study abroad, field research and experiential learning.
  • striving for faculty excellence in teaching, advising, professional development, and University and community service.
  • by executing its mission, the School strengthens its ties to other academic units on campus, and helps to fulfill the overall mission of the university.

About Puget Sound:
The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities. Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State

University Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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