Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Georgia State University
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applicants for one or more tenure track faculty members in entrepreneurship and/or innovation at the Assistant Professor level, effective Fall 2021 or earlier. We seek applicants with research interests in the potential of entrepreneurship to affect social change, inclusive innovation, entrepreneurial finance, and/or related fields and a keen interest in entrepreneurship and innovation in underserved populations.
Applicants should have expertise in supporting the University’s strategic goal of becoming a national model demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can imagine and develop solutions to problems and innovative new products and services that create value for themselves, their communities and society. Successful candidates will help shape and contribute towards a multi-year and multi-disciplinary strategy for developing a significant entrepreneurship and innovation research program with strong industry and community links.
The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from an accredited university or international equivalent. Successful candidates will have a strong trajectory of (or potential for) future publications on entrepreneurship and/or innovation in widely regarded premier journals in business and related disciplines. Ideal candidates will also have capabilities to teach courses in the Institute’s interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate offerings, and in other related programs. Candidates will have opportunities to interact with different companies and entrepreneurial organizations in the metro Atlanta area.
The successful candidate’s academic home will be in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. Established in 2016, ENI is a significant strategic effort by both the Robinson College of Business (RCB) and the University to build upon and expand the university’s offerings in entrepreneurship and innovation courses and experiences among all of its 50,000+ students. Serving as the enabler in the university-wide effort to cultivate a more inclusive entrepreneurial culture, ENI provides educational opportunities and practical experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation for all students at GSU. ENI offers rapidly growing degree programs including a BBA in entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Creative Media Industries Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, an undergraduate minor available to all students at GSU, a graduate certificate in disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship, a concentration in entrepreneurship at the MBA level, and a graduate degree in conjunction with the Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Over the past five years, entrepreneurship-themed majors and the minor have collectively experienced outstanding growth and ENI is positioned as an important part of the future of the University and business community. ENI also offers significant co-curricular programming including an accelerator program, workshops, speaker series, competitions and community-building events. Opportunities for conducting research are excellent with similarly interested faculty colleagues across the college and university in areas such as public policy, law, economics, management, finance, marketing, risk management, and healthcare, along with researchers across the college and university associated with our entrepreneurship and innovation programs. More information about ENI and its degree programs and other offerings is available at https://www.eni.gsu.edu/.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Georgia State University, the largest university in Georgia with more than 50,000 students enrolled (and over 63,000 unique students, including 7,000 graduate/professional), continues to lead the state and nation in graduating economically and racially diverse students on-time and at a reasonable cost. The university enrolls more than 21,000 African Americans, 13,500 White, 6,000 Asian, 5,600 Hispanic, and 3,000 Multiracial students each semester. Pell-eligible students, many of whom are first-generation college students, currently represent 58% of the University’s undergraduate student population, ranking first among all national universities in the percent of Pell students that it enrolls. Recently, Georgia State University became the first institution in U.S. history to award more than 2,000 bachelor’s degrees to African American students in a single year and confers more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other non-profit college or university in the United States. Georgia State’s diversity is truly exceptional. According to U.S. News and World Report, Georgia State University is one of only two universities to rank in the Top 15 in the nation for both its racial/ethnic diversity and the percent of low-income students enrolled. Georgia State has eliminated achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity or income. As a result of these efforts, in May 2018, The New York Times ran a feature article on Georgia State, calling the institution “an engine of social mobility.” Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranks Georgia State as the 3rd Most Innovative Institution in the Country. Further, through its campuses throughout the Metro Atlanta area, Georgia State serves a diverse array of communities, including many first-generation Americans, with U.S. News and World Report ranking it as the 10th most diverse university in the nation. Georgia State is also a leading research university ranking 78th out of 408 public universities in the U.S. for research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. In FY 2020, Georgia State faculty earned a record $150.2 million in external research funding, the sixth consecutive year that funding exceeded $100 million.
With more than 8,000 students, RCB is one of the country's largest and most diverse business schools. The college houses the Department of Computer Information Systems and Department of Risk Management and Insurance, both of which have top-10 rankings, and Robinson’s Marketing Department ranks 4th in Modeling and Quantitative Analysis in scholarly research productivity. Robinson has active research programs in the management of information technology, predictive risk analytics, marketing analytics, and health IT and analytics relevant to this position. The RCB is among the first U.S. business schools to operate a FinTech Laboratory. Further, the RCB is the host institution for the University System of Georgia’s FinTech Academy, which brings together the burgeoning Georgia FinTech business community with academic institutions to develop future leaders in the sector through innovative educational programs. The college values its commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, M.S., and Ph.D. levels. Salary level, course load and additional research support are competitive at the national level.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Further information about the RCB is online at http://robinson.gsu.edu/. Applicants wishing to apply should register with http://academicjobsonline.org/ (registration is free) and upload their curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, recent publications or working papers, evidence of teaching performance, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit their materials via the online system. For any questions related to the position, please contact the search committee chair, Cecilia Gu (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until positions are filled. Positions are contingent on University budget approval.
The successful applicant will join a department of faculty and staff who are committed to innovative teaching; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.
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