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Tenure-track Faculty Position (Open Rank), Entrepreneurship - School of Innovation and

The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, housed in Rowan’s AACSB-Accredited William G. Rohrer College of Business, invites applications for an open-rank (Assistant / Associate / Full) Professor of Entrepreneurship (tenure-track). This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative, growth-oriented faculty dedicated to building world-class degree programs and developing and disseminating impactful, thought-provoking scholarship at the highest levels. Rowan’s undergraduate entrepreneurship programs were ranked among the Top 50 in the world by Princeton Review / Entrepreneur Magazine in 2022 and 2023. In 2019, and again in 2022, the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) received AACSB Innovations that Inspire Awards. In 2021, RCIE received ICSB’s Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award.

Rowan’s entrepreneurship faculty publish in leading academic journals (JOM, ET&P, JBV, SBE, JSBM, JBR, TFSC), hold board positions and/or assume leadership roles in leading academic organizations, and serve as editors or on the editorial boards of top journals. Most are actively engaged in their own entrepreneurial pursuits, involved with Rowan’s $25M venture fund, and are nationally recognized, award-winning educators.

Enrollment in Rowan’s B.S. in Entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor have undergone exponential growth over the last five years. Looking forward, we are preparing to launch and scale multiple new degree and certificate programs, including: Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Creative Industries Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Real Estate Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Undergraduate in Cannabis Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Graduate Study in Leading Innovative Organizations, Certificate of Graduate Study in Technology & Innovation, Certificate of Graduate Study in Corporate Entrepreneurship, and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Cannabis Commercialization.

With two medical schools, a nationally ranked engineering school, an accredited and rapidly growing business school, a $25M venture fund, a new School of Veterinary Medicine, a new School of School of Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, five campuses, a vibrant technology park, and R1 aspirations, Rowan entrepreneurship faculty are sure to find themselves a part of an opportunity-rich environment.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or closely related field.
  • Proven excellence as an experiential entrepreneurship educator.
  • A track record of excellence in scholarship consistent with rank.
  • The ability to teach an array of entrepreneurship-specific courses.
  • A reputation of being a collegial, collaborative team member.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • An active, established research pipeline with outcomes demonstrating the ability to publish in high-profile (e.g., FT50, ABDC-/A, ABS3/4) journal outlets.
  • Proven success as an Editor, Associate Editor, and/or Editorial Review Board member for high-profile (e.g., FT50, ABDC-A, ABS3/4) journal outlets.
  • First-hand experience in launching a startup and/or serving on startup / non-profit boards of directors.
  • Experience writing and securing grant funding for entrepreneurship and economic development research and programming.
Entrepreneurship at Rowan
The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) is a centralized hub connecting Rowan’s core entrepreneurship assets including a multitude of nationally-ranked academic degree programs, student and faculty technology commercialization efforts, the South Jersey Technology Park, the award-winning Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE), and the $25M Rowan Innovation Venture Fund. The SIE is led by Dr. Eric Liguori, Founding Head and William G. Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship.

About Rowan

Since September 2013, under President Ali Houshmand’s leadership, the University has experienced unprecedented growth. Recognized as the nation’s fourth fastest-growing public research university in 2022, Rowan has been ranked on The Chronicle of Higher Education growth list three years running. Rowan University serves more than 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, five other remote locations, and its continuing education division, Rowan Global. The Rohrer College of Business is one of eight Rowan colleges located on the University’s Glassboro campus. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, Edelman Planetarium, Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and 23 research-based centers and institutes. Currently classified as R2 by the Carnegie Classification for its high research activity, with R1 aspiration, Rowan University partners with business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey and beyond.

To Apply:

Applications should include the below listed items, assembled in the following order in a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position, 2) current detailed CV, 3) statement of teaching interests (including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach, as well as teaching philosophy), 4) a statement of research interests (including applicant’s future research goals, and any plans for obtaining external funding for achieving those goals), and 5) names and contact information for three to five references. Please name the file as _Application.pdf . Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations, copies of up to two key publications) may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file, named _Appendix.pdf . Applications are only accepted on line at:

Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Susana Santos ( Members of the search committee will be onsite at the 2023 USASBE Annual Conference and are able to schedule a limited number of informational meetings about this opportunity at that time.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Jan 27 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 17 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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