Faculty in Business with a specialty in Marketing, Logistics, Project Management, Accounting, or Finance

Professor/program director reports to the dean of the School of Business for undergraduate level business programs. Must be able to work at FPU main campus as well as the regional centers (Bakersfield, Merced, North Fresno, and Visalia).

Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 9 or 10 month faculty appointment in the School of Business.

Start Date:

August 2014, or as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

Responsibilities:

Faculty:

  • Teaching assignment within the undergraduate degree program in the business core and concentration area (upper division). Teaching assignments will include traditional and degree completion undergraduate programs based on the candidates’ education and previous experience.
  • Communicate regularly with the dean and program director regarding program needs and direction.

Academic:

  • Lead course development, direction, review, and coordinate syllabi contents to ensure program-learning outcomes are addressed and achieved.

Student Recruitment and Advising:

  • Assist in recruiting candidates, answering inquiries, conducting interviews with potential students, reviewing application files, and making recommendation regarding admittance when requested.

External Partnership Development:

  • Investigate and apply for grants that will expand the program reach and enhance its effectiveness.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Earned terminal degree in appropriate field of study (candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered); all faculty are required to have, or be willing to complete, a terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in marketing, project management, accounting, or finance.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Demonstrated success for college-level curriculum development and teaching for undergraduate business courses.
  • Ability to work collegially with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to teach and work with persons with diverse cultural, religious, political, and educational perspectives.
  • Strong relational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and barriers to organizational success.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.

Preferred:

  • Successful business/leadership experience.
  • Successful leadership, management, or administration experience.
  • Evidence of successful goal setting and achievement under minimal supervision with conditions of ambiguity.
  • Familiarity with Fresno Pacific University and/or the regions where the regional centers are located.

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,500 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Compensation:

Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.

Application:

Download an complete a faculty application. (Use a browser other than Firefox to open a writable application.)

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

  • John Kilroy, Ph.D.
  • School of Business, Box 2303 
  • Fresno Pacific University 
  • 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue 
  • Fresno, CA 93702 
  • Or email: FPUProv@fresno.edu