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W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business and Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Priority application date May 1, 2017 Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and three references.

Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 17-00071-UP/FA Post
Position Title W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business and Professor
Position Number 995174
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business seeks to fill the W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business with an individual who possesses a distinguished teaching and research record in International Business. The position begins Fall Semester 2017. We seek someone who will engage students with high quality teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA levels, successfully engage in scholarly activity and output at a level commensurate with the position, and provide service to the school, university, and community. The successful candidate is expected to be closely involved with the Barton School’s Center for International Business Advancement (CIBA), and through it, with the Wichita WTCouncil, which conducts monthly country/company trade programs and other activities to engage area businesses to enhance the mission of the Center and the Barton School. Our vision is that the holder of this endowed chair will make strong academic contributions and strengthen and expand our community ties and activities related to international business. The teaching requirement will consist of 6 hours per semester – typically this is a 2 course/semester assignment.

Minimum Education
  • Doctorate degree (PhD or DBA) in a relevant business discipline
Minimum Experience
  • Sustained excellence in research commensurate with appointment as a Distinguished Chair in International Business at the Professor rank.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in this field.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant outreach activities in this field.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high quality research outlets.
  • Evidence of teaching/classroom effectiveness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of success in dealing with diverse populations.
  • Ability to engage in relevant outreach activities.
  • Willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Additional Information

Priority application date May 1, 2017

We seek applicants who are appointable at the full professor level.

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.

Location WSU Main Campus

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate AACSB competitive salary
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
  • Significant international business/economic development knowledge and experience.
  • Relevant grant writing and/or grant administration experience.
  • Interest in and ability to mentor junior faculty.
Regular Hours of Work
Environmental Factors

The work environment involves normal everyday hazards or discomforts typical of classrooms, offices, and meeting rooms, with varying levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound.

Proposed Job Duties

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Handling/Feeling
Frequency Weekly
Activity Hearing
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Activity Reaching
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Activity Repetitive Movement
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Activity Sitting
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Activity Standing
Frequency Weekly
Activity Vision - Color
Frequency Weekly
Activity Vision - Peripheral
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Activity Vision - Straight Ahead
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Activity Visual Acuity - Far
Frequency Weekly
Activity Visual Acuity - Near
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Activity Vocal Ability
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Activity Walking
Frequency Weekly

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Carrying
Frequency Weekly

Up to 20 pounds

Activity (weight) Lifting
Frequency Weekly

Up to 20 pounds

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
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Requisition Details


Department of Management

Posting date 04/04/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? No
Proposed Start Date 08/13/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Priority application date May 1, 2017

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and three references.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Philosophy
Optional Documents