Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Entrepreneurship
Furman University
Main Campus
3d ago

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    Job Title :

    Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Job Family : Furman Faculty

    Furman Faculty

    Full-Time / Part-Time :

    Compensation Grade : Pay Type :

    Pay Type : Salary

    Department :

    Business / Accounting-1

    Job Summary :

    The Business and Accounting Department at Furman University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Entrepreneurship as part of a newly-approved cluster hire in business.

    Candidates with an interest in designing and leading entrepreneurship education within a nationally ranked liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply.

    Successful candidates are expected to excel at teaching, conduct original research leading to peer-reviewed publications, mentor and advise students, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

    A doctoral degree in entrepreneurship or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment; ABD considered. Experience in an entrepreneurial venture is desired, but not required.

    Position commences August 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    A member of the search committee will conduct preliminary virtual interviews during the 2022 Academy of Management meeting in Seattle.

    Job Description :

    The Business and Accounting Department at Furman University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Entrepreneurship as part of a newly-approved cluster hire in business.

    Candidates with an interest in designing and leading entrepreneurship education within a nationally ranked liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply.

    Successful candidates are expected to excel at teaching, conduct original research leading to peer-reviewed publications, mentor and advise students, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

    This position is Furman’s inaugural tenure track position in entrepreneurship and will also serve as the academic bridge to the university’s Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to advance entrepreneurial efforts across campus and in the Greenville community.

    Visit https : / / www.furman.edu / innovation-entrepreneurship / to learn more about the work of the institute.

    The teaching load is five sections per academic year. In addition to the introductory entrepreneurship course, the candidate will ideally be prepared to teach entrepreneurship electives related to their area of expertise.

    A successful candidate will be active in the entrepreneurship community and eager to develop high-impact engaged learning experiences for undergraduates as part of The Furman Advantage.

    Examples of these experiences include directing undergraduate research, mentoring, and directing students in course-related projects in the community.

    A successful candidate must also be able to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

    A commitment to strengthening Furman’s ties to the community and cultivating new long-term mutually beneficial collaborations with local agencies, non-profits, corporations, and other partners, for example historically marginalized communities, is also desirable.

    A doctoral degree in entrepreneurship or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment; ABD considered. Experience in an entrepreneurial venture is desired, but not required.

    Position commences August 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    A member of the search committee will conduct preliminary virtual interviews during the 2022 Academy of Management meeting in Seattle.

    The Business and Accounting Department confers bachelor’s degrees with majors in accounting and business. The department also participates in an interdisciplinary minor in data analytics, and an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor is being developed.

    There are currently 6 full-time business and accounting faculty members. The Joe & Diana Hurley Finance & Business Analytics Lab provides students and faculty with access to Bloomberg terminals, Capital IQ and MSCI’s ESG Direct.

    Furman University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through inclusive excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming.

    Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals including : historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a major in Africana Studies.

    Furman values respectful civil dialogue and promotes an inclusive student-faculty community. The successful candidate will be able to work with and assist the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

    Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed :

  • a letter of interest which includes a discussion of how the candidate can assist the department in delivering aspects of The Furman Advantage (see https : / / www.
  • furman.edu / furman-advantage / );
  • a current C.V.;
  • a research statement which summarizes past research activity and discusses future research plans;
  • a teaching statement which discusses a personal teaching philosophy and how business and entrepreneurship education can be positioned within an undergraduate liberal arts institution;
  • a diversity statement which discusses how the candidate's teaching, mentoring, and / or service might contribute to a liberal arts university community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values (see https : / / www.
  • furman.edu / diversity-equity-inclusion / )

  • complete contact information for three references.
  • Letters from the three references should be emailed directly by the reference to search coordinator Dr. Charles Davis, at charles.

    davis2 furman.edu. Letters submitted directly by the candidate will not be accepted.

    Direct your questions by email to search coordinator Dr. Charles Davis, at charles.davis2 furman.edu

    Education Requirements : Doctoral degree in Entrepreneurship or related field is required at the time of appointment. Position commences August 1, 2023.

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