Kentucky Wesleyan College
Assistant Professor of Business
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private four-year, liberal arts college in Owensboro,
KY. Serving approximately 700 students, the College provides a challenging and supportive
academic experience that produces highly qualified graduates who become successful
professionals in their careers and valuable members of their communities. Kentucky Wesleyan
is seeking a dynamic, innovative Assistant Professor of Business to join our IACBE accredited
program. This position is a tenure-track position.
The successful candidate will teach an array of business courses in multiple formats. Contingent
upon qualifications and current needs of the institution, examples of course content may include,
but are not limited to, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, Management,
Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Operations, Entrepreneurship, and AgriBusiness.
The successful candidate is also expected to engage in professional development, perform
scholarly work for professional purposes and in collaboration with students, advise students, and
serve in accordance with The Wesleyan Way.
Minimum qualifications include:
- Master’s degree in business or business-related field
- A strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students.
- A passion for providing an exceptional classroom experience for our students.
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively.
- A desire to serve Kentucky Wesleyan College and its stakeholders.
Preferred qualifications include:
- PhD, DBA, or ABD
- Evidence of scholarly activity
- Collegiate teaching experience
- Prior professional experience
This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental,
vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; and tuition benefits.
Due to the college’s not-for-profit status, employees of Kentucky Wesleyan may be able to
receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program of the US
Department of Education.
To apply, complete the online application at https://kwc.edu/application-for-employment/. As
part of the online application, please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement
of teaching philosophy, plan for undergraduate research, references, and an unofficial transcript
of highest degree as indicated online.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is
An official transcript for the highest degree awarded will be required of the hired candidate, as
will a background check. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting
qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the vibrant
city of Owensboro. A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan is known for
excellence in academics and a superior residential experience. Kentucky Wesleyan has been
ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South as well
as one of the Top Performers in Social Mobility in the South. The Princeton Review has also
recognized KWC as a “Best in the Southeast” college for several consecutive years.
Kentucky Wesleyan students can choose from 29 majors and 13 pre-professional programs.
Classes have a 13-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or
terminal degree. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are charter members of the
Great Midwest Athletic Conference comprising teams from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and
Tennessee. Athletic teams include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf,
soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff who work together on a single
campus. Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience for
students as well as a positive and stimulating work environment for employees.
A hallmark of the Kentucky Wesleyan experience includes “The Wesleyan Way,” beliefs which
guide the entire college community:
- We do everything with honor.
- We always support each other.
- We will compete with integrity.
- We love each other in Christ.
Kentucky Wesleyan College values the unique contributions of all members of our campus
community. As part of our mission to prepare future leaders intellectually, spiritually, and
physically, we strive to provide an atmosphere that encourages and challenges all members of
the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community to exhibit an understanding and
appreciation of cultural and human differences. We are committed to being a community that
reflects the diversity of our larger society. We expect all members of our institution to actively
create and maintain an inclusive learning and living environment that embraces diversity in all
forms, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socio-economic status, national origin,
sexual orientation, disability, religion, and thought.
About Owensboro, KY
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant,
beautiful, and safe city nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. Owensboro is small enough to
promote a hometown atmosphere yet large enough to support many amenities usually only
available in much larger cities. Daviess County is home to 110,000 residents and is easily
accessible from metropolitan locations such as Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis,
Owensboro’s revitalized downtown area features a state-of-the-art convention center, several
new hotels, and a range of entertainment options with unique restaurants and shops. Twenty-five
parks, totaling 953 acres, encircle the city, which hosts over 20 annual festivals – attracting
visitors from throughout the region.
Additional information about Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Panthers, and the Owensboro
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