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Part-Time Adjunct Faculty - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

Employer
Clark University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Clark University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program offers a dynamic host of experiential learning courses, which support the development, implementation, and growth of small businesses and social ventures. Students test assumptions and apply practice through experiential learning. Students continue on with supporting classes to build their entrepreneurial endeavor as they earn a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. As a member of the E&I program, the candidate must teach experientially and understand that to learn entrepreneurship is to do entrepreneurship. 


Position:  The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is seeking a part-time instructor for the fall semester 2024 to teach the following in-person entrepreneurship undergraduate level course:

 

Course title: ENT115 Entrepreneurship

 

Course description:

Successful entrepreneurship begins with a vision. Like an artist, the entrepreneur must be able to translate creative vision into something tangible and real. This course focuses on the foundations of entrepreneurship and is appropriate for students from any major. It is designed to introduce students to the entrepreneurial process by actually doing. This is a course includes experiential entrepreneurship-related activities where students work individually to test ideas and practice entrepreneurship through regular engagement with the Clark community. The course will also include self-assessment activities designed to help students assess their own entrepreneurial potential. This course is the prerequisite for many ENT elective courses.

Requirements:

Required Background:  Master's degree, preferably focused in entrepreneurship or a related field. Previous higher education teaching experience in this field is also required.

Preferred Experience: Teaching experiential learning courses; mentoring the development of small businesses; and entrepreneurship.

Additional Information:

As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.

At Clark University, we are dedicated to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion. We believe that diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a more innovative and productive work environment. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our hiring practices, employee development programs, and campus culture. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to join our team and contribute their unique ideas to help us achieve our goals.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

To review the Clark University Police Department Annual Security and Fire Safety Report visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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Company

Clark University

Clark University was founded in 1887 as one of the first all-graduate institutions in the country. Today, Clark promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses challenges on a global scale.

We’re privately funded, coeducational, and nonsectarian, and we offer bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

Clark University’s 72-acre, tree-filled campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, known as “the Heart of New England.” Our location in the center of the state makes us easily accessible from just about any point in New England, including Boston (one hour), Providence (45 minutes), and Portland, Maine (two hours). We’re also an easy 3-1/2-hour drive from New York City.

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