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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Strategy/Entrepreneurship

University of Minnesota Duluth
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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University of Minnesota Duluth

Labovitz School of Business and Economics

Department of Management Studies

Tenure Track Position in Strategy/Entrepreneurship



JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor, if the candidate has a Ph.D.; Instructor if ABD

APPOINTMENT START DATE: Appointment begins August 22, 2022; classes begin August 29, 2022 

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE: Review of complete applications will begin around November 15, and

continue until the position is filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-Time, 9-month, tenure track position in the Department of Management Studies in the area of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.



The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty position in the area of Strategy/Entrepreneurship at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in the area of strategic management and entrepreneurship. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individual is also required to create knowledge in the area of strategic management and/or entrepreneurship resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and working with a student organization, and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person in the life of the school.


The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school’s programs. There are currently 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Heath Care Management, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE’s website at

Duluth has a population of approximately 85,000 people and is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is a major shipping port, with over 1,000 vessels from around the world passing under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge annually. It is a popular tourist destination, visited by 6.5 million people annually, accounting for a $950 million economic impact. Duluth is also a regional hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota, and is also home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at


Required/Essential:  Applicants must:

be ABD (with their PhD defended by December 1, 2022), or hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Strategic Management and/or Entrepreneurship. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during their program.  have experience as instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course. possess effective communication skills. exhibit abilities, skills and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of strategic management and entrepreneurship.  demonstrate strong evidence of potential for scholarship. The applicant must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing a research stream in the field of strategic management and entrepreneurship. be qualified as a Scholarly Academic (SA) according to LSBE’s faculty qualification categories:


Preferred: Applicants should have:

a PhD in Strategic Management or Entrepreneurship from a school/college accredited by AACSB or EQUIS with a curricular emphasis in the field of Entrepreneurship.  experience teaching Strategic Management and/or Entrepreneurship related elective courses at the college level to a diverse group of students. full-time industry work experience. publications in peer-reviewed journals in Strategy &/or Entrepreneurship. demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.  demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job openings 344008. 


Applicants must upload required documents as attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available. 

Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4) may not be reviewed.


Important: Documents (1) and (2) are uploaded during the application.  Attachments (3) (4), and (5)  are uploaded after submitting the application. 


Once you have submitted your application, select the VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS by clicking the ellipse in the upper, right hand corner of your screen. Select MY JOB APPLICATIONS. Once you have reached the next screen, there is a section to upload the additional documents, (3) official or unofficial transcripts, (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.  The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. 


Xin Liang, Chair-Screening Committee

Department of Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics

365F LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive

Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: 218-726-6962; Fax: 218-726-7578


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans to apply.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:


Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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