Bradley University (Bradley) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking
and visionary leader to serve as its next executive and academic
director of the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Located in Peoria, a vibrant, thriving city in west central
Illinois, Bradley is a top-ranked, private university providing
5,400 students with resources not found at small colleges. Foremost
among those resources are student opportunities for innovation,
collaboration and entrepreneurial endeavors, all nestled in a
diverse, engaging and personalized academic environment. Bradley
offers a brilliant mix of strong liberal arts and professional
programs in a variety of disciplines. The university is committed
to innovation, excellence in teaching and scholarship, and has
achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic
programs. According to the 2022-2023 US News & World Report
Rankings, Bradley is proudly a highly ranked national university
with impressive accolades for best value and is a top performer for
social mobility and high quality undergraduate education.
The TSEI is the first independent school of its kind and is a
national leader in entrepreneurial education. Centrally located as
a standalone school within the governance structure of the
university, the TSEI receives continuous support and generosity
from Robert and Carolyn Turner. The school is deeply committed to
shaping the minds of Bradley students and molding them into
tomorrow's leaders in enterprise. Whether students currently own a
business, endeavor to start a venture, have a desire to turn ideas
into opportunities or plan to acquire entrepreneurial skills
applicable to a large company, the TSEI is committed to serving
Bradley students across the university.
Reporting to the provost, the executive and academic director has
the opportunity to continue to steward and partner with an
established advisory board; foster relationships with partners
internally and externally; and work with a supportive
administration to sustain a dynamic school well-poised and proven
to lead entrepreneurship efforts at Bradley.
The executive and academic director will also carry the title of
Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Foster College of
Business. The successful candidate will be responsible for
providing leadership and vision for the TSEI with a focus on
growing an entrepreneurial mindset across campus. The position is
primarily administrative in nature, although the successful
candidate will have a scholarship record to merit the rank of
full-professor, thus also having the opportunity to teach one class
each semester in the area of entrepreneurship. The TSEI has
appointed an actively engaged advisory board comprised of seasoned
executives with extensive experience and support for
entrepreneurship. The selected candidate will seek out the
opportunity to leverage board members and other relationships to
continue to foster and work with the active entrepreneurial
ecosystem in the Peoria area.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of
interest addressing the themes in the profile and a CV or resume.
WittKieffer is assisting Bradley University in this search.
For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received
by October 31, 2022.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Bree Liddell, Ryan
Crawford and Jevon Walton at:
Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to
attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented