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Thomas Family Distinguished Professorship of Entrepreneurship - 2653

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Commensurate Upon Education and Experience
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging­–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching, prior experience with program development for entrepreneurship, outreach with local entrepreneurial efforts, grant writing, and research in Entrepreneurship. The candidate will also lead the research efforts of the School of Business and the Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB, develop the Entrepreneurship curriculum, provide leadership in the development of major grant proposals for external funding, be knowledgeable across a range of entrepreneurial efforts, and provide this expertise to entrepreneurs and local businesses, lead and support other activities related to entrepreneurship including entrepreneurship summits and business plan competitions. 

The position calls for program development where the candidate is expected to work with the Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB, the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), and the School of Business faculty to develop and administer academic coursework and degree programs in Entrepreneurship. The candidate must maintain active scholarship and HUB involvement. Consequently, she/he will teach two Entrepreneurship courses per semester and help design additional coursework including certificate programming, as well as develop and facilitate internship opportunities for students. The candidate will have other typical faculty assignments, such as advising and committee assignments. The candidate will seek funding sources for entrepreneurship education and other support for student entrepreneurship while expanding funding opportunities for developing entrepreneurship across campus. The candidate should enhance the School of Business by maintaining research projects in collaboration with students and/or faculty members that lead to publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

Rank is open and depends on the qualifications and achievements of the candidate.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Applicants for the position should have an earned doctorate, preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution, in entrepreneurship or another business-related field with extensive research and teaching experience in entrepreneurship.

Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of accomplishment in scholarship, grants awarded, curriculum development, and teaching.  Strong communication, organization, collaborative, and leadership skills are essential.

Management Preferences: Additionally, because the ultimate goal of the Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB and the entrepreneurship programs of the college is to be a catalyst for establishing new entrepreneurial ventures in the primary areas served by UNC Pembroke, a history of establishing and/or assisting others to establish and grow new business ventures is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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