Winthrop University

Assistant Professor of Business Law


The Department of Management and Marketing at Winthrop University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business to work in the undergraduate and graduate business administration programs. Major responsibilities to include: conduct research in field of specialization; assist with curriculum development, accreditation, program planning, student recruitment and advisement; participate in service to the program, department and professional organizations; provide service to the profession in community and professional organizations; teach evenings and summer as needed.

Winthrop University is located in Rock Hill, SC, 15 miles south of Charlotte, NC.  Winthrop has approximately 6,000 students and offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the College of Business Administration.

Degree programs in the College of Business Administration are designed to give students a broad-based business education with the flexibility of a wide variety of choices to customize their experience. The College is proud to be accredited by the top accrediting bodies in the nation. Having been accredited since 1979 by AACSB-International, the highest achievable business school accreditation, makes our programs some of the top in the world. Other accreditations include ABET, which sets the standards for computer science programs, and AUPHA, which sets us apart as the only certified undergraduate healthcare management program in South Carolina.  For more information, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/cba.

Employment Conditions: A 9-month, full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with the option of summer employment if funds are available.  Salary dependent upon qualifications.

Work Environment: This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to have the ability to work with the outside community, other universities, and international schools/companies/partners.

Position Availability: August 16, 2020



  • Ph.D. in management or J.D. with an emphasis in business law or a related discipline.*
  • Record of demonstrated or emerging scholarship commensurate with rank.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, university, and  community levels.

*Near terminal degree candidate may be considered at the instructor level in a non-tenure track position.


  • Proficiency in Business Law, Labor/Employment Law.
  • Knowledge of demonstrated or emerging scholarship commensurate with rank.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Business experience.

Application Instructions

All materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. For questions, contact Dr. Tracy Griggs at griggst@winthrop.edu.

Applications for this position should consist of:

  1. A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, scholarly research agenda, and service goals.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence, scholarship, and professional stewardship
  4. The names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references
  5. A terminal degree transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage.)

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until position is filled.  For additional information, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/hr/.


About the College of Business Administration

Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration (CBA) is the academic home to more than 1100 undergraduate students majoring in fifteen areas and more than 130 graduate students in its MBA program. The College has a total of 60 faculty members, of whom 44 are full-time and 16 are lecturers who are practicing business professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. Faculty and administrative staff members support the academic and professional development of students who pursue coursework and program work in the College. The College has been accredited since 1979 by AACSB; other program-related accreditations include ABET and AUPHA, making the AUPHA-certified undergraduate healthcare management program the only such program in South Carolina. The College also houses the regional office of the South Carolina Small Business Development Center, providing strategic support to entrepreneurs and business owners. Faculty members hold national offices and have received local, regional, and national recognition.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.


Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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