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San Diego State University - Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship tenure-track position

  • 1.  San Diego State University - Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship tenure-track position

    Posted 10-21-2021 20:12

    Tenure-track faculty position -- Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Fowler College of Business, San Diego State University

    The Department of Management in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Entrepreneurship, starting Fall 2022.  Since SDSU values high quality scholarship and teaching, the successful candidate must exhibit competence/potential in both areas. The first entails conducting high quality scholarship in entrepreneurship resulting in top-tier journal publications and academic thought leadership. The second involves effectively teaching core undergraduate entrepreneurship courses such as Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation, and Business Model Design and Development, as well as the ability to teach an elective course such as Social Entrepreneurship and/or Venture Launch. Graduate level teaching will be expected, when needed. The candidate will also be expected to assist with co-curricular activities, such as working with the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center (https://lavincenter.sdsu.edu/), Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) Launchpad (https://ziplaunchpad.sdsu.edu/), Technology Transfer Office (https://research.sdsu.edu/tto), and the Innovation District when completed (https://missionvalley.sdsu.edu/explore/innovation-district). Filling this position will be contingent upon state funding.

    The SDSU Fowler College of Business is among the nation's oldest and largest AACSB accredited business schools. The entrepreneurship specialization and minor programs are housed in the Department of Management. The department's faculty include 17 tenure-track faculty as well as several full- and part-time lecturers.  Support for research includes funding for approved projects through grant programs, graduate student assistants, and a budget for conference travel and other research-related expenses. For additional information on SDSU, Fowler College of Business, and the Management Department, see https://business.sdsu.edu/management. San Diego State University is currently designated as an R2 doctoral university with higher research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Additional information about the university is available at http://www.sdsu.edu.

    Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, Management, or related area by August 2022. Well-qualified applicants will have demonstrated 1) ability or potential to publish high quality entrepreneurship research and 2) evidence of excellence in teaching entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

    We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

    Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. 

    SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California's Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation's Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

    The position starts August 2022. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible via Interfolio at:http://apply.interfolio.com/97552. Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests and accomplishments; (2)  a statement describing the evidence of meeting two or more of the university's BIE criteria (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) an example of scholarly work; (5) teaching evaluations, if available, and (6) three letters of recommendations. Additional information and application procedures are available in Interfolio. For questions, please contact Dr. Chamu Sundaramurthy at csundara@sdsu.edu.

    As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable "OneSDSU" community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered. 

    SDSU is part of the California State University (CSU) system. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

    SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    ​Mujtaba Ahsan, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Management
    Associate Editor, Journal of Small Business Management
    Fowler College of Business
    San Diego State University