Tenure/Non-tenure Track Faculty Position in Entrepreneurship

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The O’Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach is seeking applicants for Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship – a position that includes oversight and expansion of curricular and co-curricular educational programming for students, staff, faculty, and members of the community; development and stewardship of community/civic/corporate partnerships; active participation in teaching at the nexus of traditional and experiential learning; and active outreach to those on campus and throughout the greater Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem. Rank is negotiable based on experience and background. Tenure-track or non-tenure-track appointment is also possible.

Location: College of Business, Daytona Beach, Florida

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Serve as strategic thought leader and promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation and high-growth, high-impact venture creation.
  • Develop student-centric programming across the different stages of an entrepreneurship pipeline, for those not solely with ideas and businesses to develop, but also a more general interest in entrepreneurial thinking and mindset.
  • Identify and implement cross-campus collaboration and program development opportunities.
  • Strengthen connections to key stakeholders (e.g., founders, alumni, donors, foundations/grantors, others in the entrepreneurship ecosystem), to include creation and distribution of an annual Impact Report.
  • Initiate and grow partnerships with industry leaders, venture capital investors, corporate innovators, student groups and others to build co-curricular activities for students and faculty.
  • Manage the Entrepreneurship Center program portfolio, including program managers, program budget, and program implementation.
  • Manage and promote the Entrepreneurship Center’s brand and reputation as a Center for Excellence within the O’Maley College of Business.
  • Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • Apply for, secure and oversee sponsored project opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Tech Transfer & Research Park Initiatives team in support of identifying, licensing and developing high-potential ventures.
  • A PhD in a relevant area with teaching and research interests related to entrepreneurship with an emphasis in technical entrepreneurship and innovation. Preference for scholars who have a record of interacting closely with entrepreneurs and venture capital organizations.
  • Proven ability to plan, implement, coordinate and organize entrepreneurial programs that engage varied constituents across multiple disciplines.
  • Experience advising new ventures with a focus on high-value, high-growth start-ups.
  • Developed network of contacts and involvement with the local entrepreneurial community.
  • Record of excellent teaching and academic experience in entrepreneurship.
  • Previous background in the aviation/aerospace industry is not required but would be a plus. The successful candidate would be expected over time to align their professional expertise with the interests and focus on the University.
  • An established record of obtaining grant funding is also desirable.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, copy of your current Curriculum Vitae, copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable with application), and three references.

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