Adjunct - Close School - Entrepreneurship

About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program , also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

About the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has pioneered a comprehensive approach to education that leverages the breadth of Drexel’s innovation ecosystem. The result: our students develop not only the skills to create new businesses and meet the needs of today’s global markets but also entrepreneurial attitudes like creativity, problem solving, and grit. And because Drexel is located in Philadelphia, a hotspot of innovation, we are uniquely positioned to connect students with an impressive range of Fortune 500 companies, independent startups, and one-of-a-kind professional experiences.

Established in 2013, the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is the nation’s first AACSB-accredited, independent school of entrepreneurship. It was built upon the foundation of curricular excellence, forward-thinking programming and thought leadership for which Drexel is renowned, and its mission truly deepens the University’s culture of innovation. The School offers a BA and an MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and currently comprises about 200 undergraduate and 25 graduate students.

At both the BA and MS levels, our plans of study provide a uniquely holistic education. Embedded in our courses and extra-curricular programming, is a deliberate intent to cultivate innovative thinking, initiative, and resilience. Our students learn and experience the process of entrepreneurship, but more importantly, they learn and experience how to be the person — the entrepreneur. Close School students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset — an innovative approach to thinking and doing.

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will have a passion for entrepreneurship and an enthusiasm for working with students and student ventures. The adjunct will employ a variety of strategies to foster student learning and discussions, as well as, encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom, or remote-delivery modality. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Close School of Entrepreneurship. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the teaching students at both UG and GR levels, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum using a written plan.
  • Plan and provide instruction and experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the Close School and its related programming.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to entrepreneurship knowledge and practice.
  • Schedule two office hours per week for student availability, if applicable.
  • Schedule administrative time for classroom, or presentation preparation, as necessary.
  • Maintain communication with the Associate Dean and Faculty Coordinator for any student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Degree in Entrepreneurship or a related discipline. Master's strongly preferred.
  • One year of teaching or professional experience.
  • Experience as an entrepreneur/corporate innovator, or experience with working with early-stage companies or social ventures is strongly preferred.
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Advertised:Jul 5 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 6 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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