Assistant Director of Research, L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship)

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Director of Research will have a range of responsibilities related to advancing academic research in the entrepreneurship department, directly related to L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship) Research Lab. This includes conducting literature reviews, developing research protocols, securing potential research sites, assisting in data collection and analysis, and proofreading manuscripts before submission to academic management and entrepreneurship journals. It includes assisting in developing presentations for research presentations and revising manuscripts after receiving reviews from academic journals, as well as translating academic research to practitioner audiences. This also includes the development, promotion, and execution of research-related events including research presentations, Distinguished Entrepreneurial Scholar Lecture Series, and a research conference related to faith and entrepreneurship.

Duties include and are not limited to the following:

  • Advancing current and new research projects and activities
  • Building and executing current and new research activities such as a research conference
  • Increasing engagement with Miami alumni and donors related to academic research
  • Assisting with external communications and translation of research to practitioners
  • Supporting academic coursework related to research on faith and entrepreneurship
  • Assisting with all activities for the ongoing development of L.I.F.E., including research activities and student experiences
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor’s degree, with coursework in business, entrepreneurship or academic research; interest in academic research;  experience and understanding of entrepreneurship (as demonstrated by coursework or professional experience); excellent written / oral presentation and organization skills; ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends; and ability to travel.  Position not eligible for H1B status. 

Considerations may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree, Ph.D. or D.B.A., at least 1 year of experience in academic research, experience translating academic research to practitioner audiences, experience with faith and entrepreneurship ecosystem, experience developing and promoting new programs or events, and scholarly research experience.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to Inquiries may be directed to Brett Smith at Screening of applications will begin November 19, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


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