Assistant Teaching Professor/Lecturer, Entrepreneurship

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor/Lecturer, Entrepreneurship

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for an Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Entrepreneurship who also serves as New Venture Advisor in the John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center to start as early as August 2021. The successful candidate will teach entrepreneurship classes and assist with providing co-curricular programming for student entrepreneurs and early-stage company founders. Candidates are expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching and coaching and mentoring students as well as experience and expertise in entrepreneurship.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 9,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The Sykes College of Business offers five academic programs in entrepreneurship including a major in entrepreneurship, a major in international business and entrepreneurship, a minor in entrepreneurship, a MS in entrepreneurship and an MBA concentration in entrepreneurship. The academic programs in entrepreneurship are nationally ranked and are currently ranked #17 for its undergraduate programs and #20 for its graduate programs in the US by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine and #35 by US News and World Report. The program sponsors EE&P (Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy Journal) - a Sage published journal focused on innovative pedagogy in entrepreneurship.

 The John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center has received national awards and accolades, such as the NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and it houses the national headquarters of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). Co-curricular activities offered through the Center include the CREATE business plan competition and boot-camp, the Spartan Accelerator, the UT Entrepreneurs Club, and the Spartan Incubator.

 The teaching load for this position is two (2) 4-hour courses (8 contact hours) in each of the two 14-week semesters per academic year (a total of 4 courses per academic year). In addition, this position includes mentoring students in the accelerator and advising companies in the incubator; assisting with seminars and programs for the accelerator, incubator and the community; and assisting the Lowth Center Director with other assigned duties. Specific requirements and expectations for this position will be communicated annually by the Dean of the Sykes College of Business and the director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.

A doctorate from an AACSB university is preferred; a master’s degree with at least 18 hours of coursework in entrepreneurship or a related field is required. At least 5 years of experience as an entrepreneur or working for startup companies is expected. In addition to expertise in entrepreneurship, the ideal candidate will have experience with coaching and mentoring company founders.

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Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two (2) teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, name and contact information of references, and a copy of graduate transcripts.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized comprehensive, private university that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic commercial regions of Florida, the University has been providing education, training, and leadership skills to the Tampa Bay community for over 80 years through its unique partnerships with business, government, the arts, and cultural entities. The University offers a wide array of study areas and pre-professional programs through a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, a residentially based educational experience, a commitment to an international focus, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University is growing and has an enrollment of approximately 9300 students from 50 states and 143 countries.

The Sykes College of Business is AACSB accredited, employs 90 full-time faculty members, and includes three centers and two institutes. The College occupies the prestigious Sykes College of Business building, in which both undergraduate and graduate courses are taught. The Lowth Center is housed on the top floor of a newly constructed state-of­the-art Daly Collaboration and Innovation Building located within a short walking distance from the Sykes College of Business.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

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