Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise

Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for the position of Director of the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise (BPFE), starting on or before January 1, 2021. The Director will also hold the faculty position of an Assistant Professor of the Practice, and will assume a critical role in shaping the Program for long-term growth, competitiveness and impact.

DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of degree programs, including two bachelor degrees, four MBA degree programs, including our new on-line offering, the MBA@Denver, seven specialized masters degrees and an Executive PhD degree. Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations and communities through educational experiences, outreach and knowledge creation. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system and a thriving and fast-growing business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.

About the Program

The Bailey Program for Family Enterprise (BPFE) was launched in 2019 as the result of a gift to the University from the Paul T. Bailey estate. The Bailey family, of whom many are alumni of Daniels and members of a successful multigenerational business, share a passion for education and a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders for family businesses. This is an interdisciplinary program led by the Daniels College of Business and includes the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Sturm College of Law.

The vision for the BPFE is to become the preeminent resource for family-owned enterprises in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The BPFE will:

  • Offer timely and relevant executive education on issues of relevance to family enterprises.
  • Offer degree and certificate programs on family enterprise to students at the University of Denver.
  • Conduct cutting edge research both applied as well as academic -- on critical challenges facing family enterprises.
  • Create opportunities for individuals in family enterprises to build community, engage with each other, and share best practices.

Under the leadership of an interim director over the last year, significant progress has been made on launching the program, including the establishment of a strong advisory board, development of strategic plans (pre and post COVID), initiating Executive Education programs, attracting adjunct faculty members experienced in the field, building marketing materials and planning for the roll-out of academic courses and graduate certificates in 2021.

Position Summary

The Director will lead the effort, with the support of the advisory board, to continue to refine and successfully implement the strategic plan, develop and deliver high quality programs/courses, grow the product portfolio and launch a research agenda. It will also involve working with the DU/Daniels Development group and potential donors to insure the long term financial sustainability of the BPFE.

The incumbent should have a successful track record teaching and consulting in the area of family enterprise and be active in the family enterprise community. This individual should also possess an intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for the academic enterprise, enabling the individual to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, donors and a myriad of outside stakeholders. This will be a consequential hire, and the individual will need to appreciate the importance of operating at the intersection of academic rigor and market relevance. What is most critical is the individuals ability to lead, inspire and create value for our most vital internal and external stakeholders.

The Director will hold an Assistant Professor of the Practice faculty position in the College. The normal teaching load for assistant professors of the practice is eight courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses using traditional, hybrid, hyflex, and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night and weekend classes. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility. Course releases will be provided as needed to appropriately manage the duties of the Director of the BPFE.

The appointment is initially a one-year term, with a 9 month faculty contract and 12 month administrative appointment. The faculty contract is renewable up to an additional two years pending satisfactory performance. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review and contingent upon available funding. Salary is competitive. The Director will report to the Dean of the Daniels College (or the Deans designee) and will work closely with the Programs advisory board.

Essential Functions

  • Lead program development and implementation, including attracting expert outside instructors as required.
  • Develop and teach undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses in the areas of family enterprise.
  • Implement the strategic plan for the BPFE.
  • Actively engage the BPFE advisory board.
  • Maintain effective relationships with key players in university leadership.
  • Lead the annual updating of the strategic plan for the BPFE in cooperation with the Dean of the Daniels College and the advisory board.
  • Oversee the preparation of the BPFE annual budget and provide analysis, decision making and reporting to the Dean and Program advisory board.
  • Ensure that the Program engages in scholarly activities that are sufficient to maintain appropriate AACSB qualifications, which may include consulting engagements, presentations, publications or conference proceedings.
  • Participate in department and college faculty meetings.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the research enterprise and for the need of the BPFE to be recognized as a national thought leader.

Teaching Description: Teaching responsibilities will include the development and delivery of programs and courses in the area of family enterprise. Courses will be undergraduate, graduate and executive education level using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night and weekend classes. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility. Course releases will be provided as needed to appropriately manage the duties of the Director of the BPFE.

Research, Scholarship: As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is expected to participate in scholarly activities that are commensurate with this rank and sufficient to maintain appropriate AACSB qualifications, which may include consulting engagements, presentations, publications or conference proceedings. Publications are not a requirement, but would be highly valued.

Service: In addition to leading the Program, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is expected to be actively involved in the family enterprise community locally and over time, nationally and globally. This position is also expected to help serve the College by serving on committees, curricula design, and assurance of learning, and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Communicate a vision for the program.
  • Establish and steward the Programs advisory board.
  • Lead the strategic planning process for the Program in cooperation with the Dean of the Daniels College and the advisory board.
  • Supervise the execution of the Programs strategy and annual review of performance against goals and objectives.
  • Lead program development and implementation for the Program.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Programs annual budget and provide analysis, decision making and reporting to the Dean and Program advisory board.
  • Maintain effective relationships with key players in university leadership.
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of family business.
  • Ensure that the Program engages in scholarly activities that are sufficient to maintain appropriate AACSB qualifications, which may include consulting engagements, presentations, publications or conference proceedings.
  • Participate in department and college faculty meetings.
  • Help serve the university by advising students, participating in curricula design and assurance of learning, and assuming other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the research enterprise and for the need of the Bailey Program to be recognized as a national thought leader.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Business or related field.
  • Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders such as the advisory board, university and outside faculty, staff and administrators, as well as with business leaders and community partners.
  • Demonstrated potential for highly collaborative leadership with capacity to promote a strong culture of teamwork and excellence in execution.
  • Active in the family enterprise community (e.g. through association membership, consulting, publications, and presentations).
  • Managerial/leadership experience demonstrating increasing responsibility over time.
  • Deep respect for and engagement with students, coupled with a commitment to attract the strongest of them, preserving and extending their diversity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism/diversity/inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a terminal degree (PhD, DBA, JD) in business or a closely related field.
  • Extensive in teaching and program development relevant for family enterprise.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent teaching.
  • Extensive involvement in the family enterprise community nationally and globally.
  • Experience developing programs at an AACSB accredited institution.
  • Recent publications in a business-related field.
  • Extensive managerial/executive/leadership experience demonstrating increasing responsibility over time.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by October 23, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement: One-page statement that addresses the following questions:
    • How do you think about diversity, equity, and inclusion, including factors that influence underrepresentation of particular groups in academia, and the experiences of individuals from particular groups within academia?
    • Have you been involved in activities to advance or promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment or institution? We note that activities could be large and organized or they could be specific and very personal. Please tell us the role that you played, what you did, what happened and what you learned from the experience.
    • Coming into a new institution will involve changes and being busy! Please let us know how you plan to integrate DEI into your role as a faculty member, including new or existing initiatives you would like to be involved with.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.