Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship with an Esports focus.

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses as needed and contribute to achievement of department goals which include:

  • Establishing the Esports program at St. Cloud State,
  • Provide instruction in Esports, entrepreneurship, and management,
  • Providing an effective learning environment for student success,
  • Developing and enhancing school curriculum and programs, learning outcomes assessment and continuous improvement,
  • Contributing to student growth and development such as student advising,
  • Serving on committees at the department, school, and university levels,
  • Assisting the school in maintaining accreditation: conducting student learning assessment, meeting ongoing research requirement, and serving on school accreditation committee as needed.

St. Cloud State University seeks applications for a Probationary Position in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department of the Herberger Business School beginning Fall Semester 2021. In addition to eight undergraduate majors, the School offers an MBA and a Master of Science in Information Assurance. The School has been continuously accredited for more than 40 years by AACSB International. More department information is available at Department of Management and Entrepreneurship.

The Herberger Business School at Saint Cloud State University has a keen interest in creating an Esports program while strengthening its program offerings in Entrepreneurship and Management.

The successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.

The successful candidates will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found here.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 2) conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 3) continue preparation and study in their discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)

The position is open to both internal and external candidates.


Required Qualifications

  • A graduate level (Masters or higher) degree from an accredited university in one of the following areas: Esports, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Management, Business Administration, Sports Management, Games Development, Games Design, Simulation Science or Law.
  • Demonstrated potential to be an effective instructor utilizing best-teaching practices
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from an AACSB accredited University in Esports, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Management, Business Administration, Sports Management, Games Development, Games Design, Simulation Science, or Law with university level teaching experience.
  • Either experience in the Esports industry or experience in teaching Esports at the university level.
  • Experience engaging students in experiential learning through real-world projects


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Interim Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Judith Siminoe. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121



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