Assistant Professor: Strategic Management

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management


The Management Department in the Fowler College of Business (FCB) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Strategic Management, starting Fall 2025. Since SDSU values high-quality scholarship and teaching, the successful candidate must exhibit competence/potential in two areas. The first entails conducting high-quality scholarship in Strategic Management, resulting in top-tier journal publications and academic thought leadership. The second involves effectively teaching the undergraduate capstone course in Strategic Management. Teaching in the core MBA Strategy course may also be expected as needed. As the university values and educates a diverse student body, including traditional and non-traditional students, some evening teaching may also be required. Since several department faculty cover strategic management and international business (IB) in their teaching and research, and given FCB’s strengths in IB (see below), candidates with credentials across both these areas are preferred. Filling this position is contingent upon state funding.

SDSU’s Fowler College of Business (FCB) is among the nation’s oldest and largest AACSB-accredited business schools. Jointly with the College of Arts & Letters, FCB offers SDSU’s International Business (IB) program, which has been ranked consistently among the top in the nation (ranked 17th in 2024 by U.S. News & World Report). FCB houses the Wendy Gillespie Center for Advancing Global Business, designated as a National Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education since 1989. The Management Department’s faculty includes 19 tenure-track members, as well as several full-time and part-time lecturers. Research support includes funding for approved projects through grant programs, graduate student assistants, and a budget for conference travel and other research-related expenses. See for additional information on FCB and the Management Department. San Diego State University is currently designated as an R2 doctoral university with high research activity, as per the Carnegie Foundation. Additional information about the university is available at


Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Strategic Management or in a related area by August 2025. Well-qualified applicants will have demonstrated 1) ability or potential to publish high quality strategic management research and 2) evidence of experience in teaching strategic management courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California's Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 37,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation's Doctoral Universities - High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Application Instructions

The position starts August 2025. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible via Interfolio at: Department faculty will be conducting initial interviews during August 11-12, at the annual (2024) Academy of Management (AOM) meeting in Chicago. Applications submitted by July 12, 2024, will be reviewed and considered for AOM interviews. Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests and accomplishments; (2) a statement describing evidence of meeting two or more of the university's BIE criteria (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) an example of scholarly work; (5) teaching evaluations, if available, and (6) three letters of recommendation. Additional information and application procedures are available in Interfolio. For questions, please contact Dr. Dwarka Chakravarty

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors  and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $138,000 - $142,000 (academic year full-time). Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University (CSU). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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