The Gies College of Business at Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. We are interested in candidates who will bring excellence to campus via outstanding research, teaching, and service.
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a 100% full-time non-tenure track, open rank, specialized faculty position in Entrepreneurship within the Department of Business Administration. Specialized faculty are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and engage in activities that maintain faculty qualifications under AACSB guidelines. Specialized faculty may carry the title of Lecturer, Teaching faculty or Clinical faculty, commensurate with qualifications and experience (see below). We seek individuals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students in entrepreneurship and who will work collaboratively with specialized and tenure-track faculty to develop and coordinate evidence-based entrepreneurship curricula.
The Gies College of Business is home to the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the iVenture Accelerator, in addition to offering coursework in entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate levels (both in person and online). Gies Business is committed to being a model for a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, being actively anti-racist, helping the next generation of business leaders do the same, and engaging the public and our corporate partners in these efforts. The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign also has an impressive legacy in entrepreneurship, and is ranked #10 (worldwide) for number of entrepreneurs and #5 (worldwide) for number of unicorn founders.
The Department of Business Administration is a large and diverse unit, which includes graduate and undergraduate programs across four academic areas: (1) Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business, (2) Organizational Behavior and Business Law, (3) Marketing, and (4) Information Systems, Operations, Supply Chain, and Analytics. We offer a uniquely hospitable environment for specialized faculty, with well-established career paths, professional development support and opportunities, access to discretionary funds, inclusion in area and department activities and decision-making, and a climate of overall respect. Additional information about the Department may be found here.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
SPECIFIC DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Teaching faculty deliver an effective and engaging classroom experience, publish on topics related to business pedagogy, and engage in related pedagogical activities to make both an instructional impact and a curricular impact within and beyond the department. Candidates must possess a PhD in a business-related field and a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching entrepreneurship-related courses. Experience in online teaching development and instruction is preferred.
Clinical faculty draw on specialized knowledge gained from professional practice. Responsibilities can include delivering an effective and engaging classroom experience, engaging in applied or experiential work that leverages specialized practices in fields the department deems relevant, and publicly engaging with current and potential partners on campus and within the larger business community. Candidates must have at least a masters or equivalent degree in a business-related field and extensive professional experience. Successful candidates must have at least 10 years of experience as startup founders or in senior leadership positions related to entrepreneurial ventures, and/or demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate and professional graduate degree programs at an accredited institution. Experience in online teaching development and instruction is preferred.
Lecturers deliver an effective and engaging classroom experience and support the department through service responsibilities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a business-related field and some professional experience. Experience in online teaching development and instruction is preferred.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
PROPOSED STARTING DATE: August 16, 2022.
For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of three professional references, and evidence of past teaching success. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although initial consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 30, 2021. Interviews may occur prior to the initial closing date; however, the review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted online at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.
For further information regarding application procedures, please contact the Department of Business Administration Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
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