The Assistant/Associate/Professor of Management and Business will engage students in the College of Undergraduate Studies with an effective teaching style for in-seat education. The faculty member will teach 100 to 500-level courses in Management and Business, incorporating real-world experience and faith integration. Courses taught will primarily be in Management, but may also include general business, economics, marketing, etc. Other duties include assisting the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership (SBL) in program and course development, promotion of SBL to prospective students, and other meetings and duties as assigned. Faculty rank will be determined based on fit, qualifications, and experience. Faculty at CCU teach Monday-Thursday and enjoy about 50% of their Fridays free of obligations, with minimal summer duties. This full-time position starts Fall 2021.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
- Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
- Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
- Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We’re looking for candidates who have:
- A terminal (doctoral level) degree in a related business field from an accredited college/university is preferred, master’s degree (preferably MBA) is required.
- Three or more years of successful teaching experience in a college or university is preferred, with a proven track record of student learning and engagement through previous classroom evaluations by students or faculty administration.
- Business experience is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in business and/or who currently own and operate their own businesses.
- Demonstrated superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
- A passion for Christ-centered higher education and dedication to the integration of faith and learning in the business fields. Deeply committed to student success.
- Proficiency in appropriate Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to use appropriate software/technology such as a collegiate learning management system (LMS) in the learning environment.
- A commitment to learning new ideas for classroom presentations and dynamic class interactions to engage student learning in a meaningful way.
Key Job Duties
- Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Go beyond the classroom through activities such as committee work or leadership of CCU2theWorld mission trips. Each faculty member is expected to work effectively and positively with administrators, other faculty colleagues, and support staff to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships as well as exemplary academics, personal spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
- Teach assigned undergraduate courses in accord with all standard policies and procedures within the School of Business and Leadership using a variety of best-practice teaching and learning strategies, including classroom and online technology, to enhance instruction. The standard teaching load is 24 credit hours of undergraduate courses per year (four courses per semester).
- Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise assigned course curriculum, teaching-learning practices, and assessment of program and student learning outcomes related to knowledge and competency.
- Advise and mentor SBL students as well as maintain established office hours and be available to individual students for formal consultations and informal mentoring.
- SBL professors are all “Practitioner Professors” and each must demonstrate strong prior and ongoing experience in the general field of business. SBL faculty members are also expected to engage in professional organization activities and scholarly work including, but not limited to, publications and presentations.
- Each faculty member will provide strategic thinking in fulfilling the goals of CUS SBL in support of the University Strategic Priorities as well as communicate effectively with the University community, ministry partners, corporate partners, and general audiences. Strong participation in faculty, committee, or other meetings is an integral part of this position.
- Each faculty member is expected to contribute to the development of a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars within SBL and the College of Undergraduate Studies. Faculty members are expected to continue to grow in their commitment to and effectiveness in the integration of Christian faith and learning and provide effective servant/shepherd leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
- Collaborate with the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership with other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process. Faculty pay will be assigned by rank at a range of $50,000-$75,000. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status.