Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship
College of Business
University of Mary Washington
Beginning August 2024
University of Mary Washington’s College of Business (COB) invites applications for TWO tenure -track positions in Entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant professor beginning August 2024. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning. The successful candidate(s) will be able to teach a variety of entrepreneurship classes, develop new entrepreneurship curriculum, maintain an active research agenda, and be willing to co-direct the Center for Economic Development (CED).
- Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or related field (e.g., Business Administration, Management, Strategy) from an AACSB-accredited institution by August 16, 2024. Ability to effectively teach both undergraduates and graduate (MBA) students. Ability to teach classes such as Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Feasibility Analysis, Social Entrepreneurship, or Family Business Management. Ability to maintain an active research agenda (e.g., publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, presenting at conferences, etc.). Willingness to teach in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities. Willingness to engage with and provide leadership for the Center for Economic Development.
- Industry experience in entrepreneurship (e.g., writing business plans, starting businesses, consulting with small businesses). Willingness to collaboratively connect the COB to programs offered through the Center for Economic Development such as business development services, the Business Incubator, and student Business Plan Competitions. Willingness to further develop entrepreneurship curriculum including developing new courses and expanding course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
College of Business and Center for Economic Development:
The AACSB accredited College of Business offers an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, and International Business, an MBA program, as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a teaching-first institution grounded in the liberal arts and centrally located between Washington DC and Richmond, the COB develops critical thinkers who are honorable leaders and work collaboratively to innovate, solve business problems, and address societal needs. The COB offers students opportunities for internships, executive mentorships, study abroad experiences, volunteer work, and research collaboration with faculty.
The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development (CED) continues to grow and develop with the needs of the university and surrounding community. The CED collaborates with business, government, education, and private parties to promote personal, professional and economic growth by advancing knowledge through entrepreneurship, small business development, innovation and competitiveness, research and analysis, and outreach and engagement. The CED provides entrepreneurial advising, management training, supportive research, immersive business incubation, and facilitates access to student and faculty talents with the broader community.
University of Mary Washington:
As a public, liberal arts university, the University of Mary Washington community is committed to providing a supportive environment that holds all of its members to the highest standards of conduct, scholarship, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and engagement. Passionate teachers are a hallmark of UMW. Recently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, UMW is centrally located between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, close to many leading companies offering opportunities for collaborative research and student internship opportunities.
To apply for this position, navigate to https://careers.umw.edu, complete the application, and submit the following:
- A cover letter describing your interest in this position and how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Curriculum vitae. Unofficial graduate transcripts in English. Statement of teaching philosophy detailing teaching experience and interest areas and ability to teach effectively in face-to-face, online, and hybrid modalities. Statement of research detailing the research interests, current research (e.g., dissertation work and other projects in the research agenda), and a future research pipeline. Contact information for three references. References will be contacted after on-campus interviews.
Applications without required materials will not be reviewed. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by Friday, October 13, 2023.
This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Salary is competitive. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Review of applications will be ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), UMW will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at https://adminfinance.umw.edu/hr/.
A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to these core principles.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Alexandra Dunn, Associate Professor of Management and search committee chair, at email@example.com.