Full/Associate/Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration (July 2021)

Employer
Washington and Lee University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics and the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University invite applications for two positions. The first is the Johnson Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Leadership, an endowed chair in the Business Administration Department. The second is a tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level, depending on experience. The appointments begin July 1, 2022. ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter and must have some teaching experience.

We seek candidates who embrace Washington and Lee‘s commitment to the liberal arts. Candidates should present a clear vision for an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship center that leverages current programming at the university. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise or experience with diverse pedagogical techniques are likewise encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience teaching in both entrepreneurship-related classes as well as those in a related field in business (e.g., strategy, innovation, design thinking, creativity, sustainability, ethics).

Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to conduct ongoing scholarly research that is consistent with the rank sought and should be enthusiastic about making service contributions to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship’s co-curricular activities and the W&L community. We value candidates who have experience in industry, though it is not a requirement. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

About Washington and Lee University : Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. It is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit www.wlu.edu

Lexington (population 7,000) is a warm, welcoming, and historic town located between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Lexington is 40 minutes from Staunton (home of the American Shakespeare Center), one hour from Charlottesville, VA, and three hours southwest of Washington, D.C.

A PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness are required.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/91101

  • Letter of Application (summarizing teaching interests and experience, current and future scholarship, vision for an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship center, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population)
  • CV
  • Diversity Statement (no more than one page, explaining any relevant experiences and commitments to diversity)
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (including a teaching statement, representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and course evaluations. Please note: “Selected comments” are not considered a substitute for full course evaluations)
  • Name and contact information for three professional references


During subsequent stages of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide:

  • Written examples of scholarship


Application review begins September 30, 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have questions about the position please contact Prof. Drew Hess, chair of the search committee, at HessA@WLU.edu.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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