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Assistant Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship/Director of the Entrepreneurship Program

Employer
Stetson University
Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
Salary is competitive.
Date posted
Mar 16, 2023

Job Details

School of Business Administration

Position:  Assistant Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship/Director of the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration seeks applicants and nominations for a full-time, two (2) year, renewable, initial faculty appointment in Entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure track). The successful candidate will additionally hold the title of Director of the award-winning, endowed Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program. The individual hired will be located at Stetson’s DeLand, Florida, campus but teaching responsibilities may include teaching courses online or in a hybrid format.

The Stetson School of Business Administration is an entrepreneurially minded School dedicated to delivering an innovative and comprehensive business curriculum and experience to our students. Applicants interested in developing distinctive courses and programs that leverage interdisciplinary collaborations and experiential learning within the School and across the institution are preferred.

Qualifications:

For this non-tenure track position, candidates should have a master’s degree or higher in entrepreneurship, business or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution. Teaching areas for this position will include all aspects of entrepreneurship, for instance, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship principles, business model generation, lean and iterative startup techniques, product development, venture funding, and social enterprises.  The candidate must demonstrate potential for effective and engaging teaching activity in more than one of these areas and a passion for the highest quality teaching. Prior college level teaching experience is preferred. The ability to provide effective and dedicated support and mentoring to student entrepreneurs from ideation through launch is required.

Evidence of successful experience launching or managing startups or small businesses, or other noteworthy professional experience relevant to entrepreneurship, is required, such as corporate venture, business development, business planning, or venture investment. Candidates should have experience developing and managing programs with multiple stakeholders and the ability and desire to develop and engage an advisory board of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and alumni. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational and project management skills, and the ability to work with multiple constituencies of diverse backgrounds.

Evidence of recent and ongoing professional engagement in the field of entrepreneurship, such as contributing to practitioner publications, active participation in professional organizations, and active practice or consulting engagement are required to maintain appropriate qualifications with the School’s AACSB-based guidelines. Evidence of professional activity sufficient to be qualified as Scholarly Academic, Scholarly Practitioner, Practice Academic, or Instructional Practitioner under AACSB guidelines is preferred.

Responsibilities: 

Teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s disciplinary expertise and may include offerings within the Department of Management and the University’s requirements in General Education. The standard teaching load for an Assistant Professor of Practice is eight (8) courses per year. The annual teaching load for this position will be no more than six (6) unit courses per year, depending on the administrative responsibilities for the Entrepreneurship program. 

As the Director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, the successful candidate will provide their strategic vision for the programming and growth of the program, while effectively managing its day-to-day operations throughout the year. The individual will work with department and School leaders in the areas of strategic planning, branding, outreach to the startup and business community, and student engagement opportunities associated with the Prince Entrepreneurship Program. As director, this individual has three significant administrative responsibilities: 1) Program management and growth; 2) Student recruiting, engagement, and mentoring; and 3) Stakeholder outreach, including cultivating and nurturing relationships with alumni and business and academic leaders, nationwide.

.Additional responsibilities include: undergraduate advising; student recruitment; engaging with university, school, and departmental committees and meetings; and building partnerships with both Florida-based and national entrepreneurs, venture investors, incubators/accelerators, and other academic programs and associations. Engagement in multidisciplinary collaborations with other faculty is anticipated.  

Stetson University is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to ethnically and racially diverse faculty candidates, who are capable of fostering educational opportunities for underrepresented groups.  Diversity is a fundamental value at Stetson University and we value faculty who are able to develop pedagogy to meet multiple interests, or be a mentor for minority and majority students. 

The Department:

Stetson University's Prince Entrepreneurship program is an academic major and minor within the Department of Management. Through experiential learning opportunities, engaging classroom interactions, and close partnerships with Stetson faculty and industry professionals, students acquire the business acumen, leadership, and interpersonal effectiveness that will enable them to become entrepreneurial leaders. The program has an active student-led CEO Chapter and its students successfully compete in regional, national, and international pitch competitions.

The Department of Management is home to a wide variety of academic disciplines.  In addition to Entrepreneurship, majors and minors within the department include Management, Business Law, Human Resources, Family Enterprise, International Business, Professional Sales, and Sport Business.

The School of Business Administration:

Stetson's School of Business Administration (www.stetson.edu/business) is one of approximately 190 elite business schools that has both business and accounting programs accredited by AACSB International. 

The School of Business Administration is well-known for its academically rigorous learning environment. In small classes and through experiential learning, faculty mentors help students achieve their academic and professional goals.  All members of the University community share a commitment to social and ethical responsibility, leadership development, and lifelong learning.

The School offers a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Accountancy, and a Master of Business Administration.  The School is home to several distinctive programs, including the Joseph C. Prince Program in Entrepreneurship, the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, the Family Enterprise Program, the Centurion Sales Program, and an extensive complement of study abroad programs. The School sponsors chapters of both Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi.

The School's programs are based at two of Stetson’s campuses:

  • The DeLand campus hosts undergraduate and graduate programs in the Lynn Business Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility.
  • The Gulfport campus, home of the College of Law, hosts components of the JD/MBA program.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls nearly 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:                                Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:               August 15, 2023 or negotiable

Application:

Applicants must send the following materials for consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing entrepreneurship, leadership, and teaching achievements.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • The names and contact information of three professional references, at least two of whom can provide an evaluation of teaching ability (if the candidate has previous teaching experience).
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Copies of publications or other relevant documents.

Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Application materials may be submitted electronically to ENTPPOP@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:

Kevin P. Taylor, Search Committee Chair
School of Business Administration
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8398
DeLand, FL 32723

All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.  The Search Committee will immediately begin reviewing applications, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world.

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.

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