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Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship- Belmont University

  • 1.  Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship- Belmont University

    Posted 10-13-2021 16:22

    Posted on behalf of Mark Phillips:


    Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship


    We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. 

    Employment Type 


    Internal Job Category

    Tenure Track (Faculty)





    Primary Duties and

    The Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, beginning August 2022.

    We encourage applicants from a broad range of entrepreneurial interests, and the ideal candidate will have a well-defined research agenda and pedagogical approach.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate a well-developed research agenda with promise of publishing in high quality, peer-reviewed academic journals, as well targeted journals related to the practice of entrepreneurship.  Prior experience in industry or as an entrepreneur will be viewed favorably as will prior teaching experience.
    The faculty member may teach a variety of entrepreneurship courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and will have the opportunity to contribute to an evolving curriculum focused on the dynamic needs of our student body and the Nashville community.  In addition, s/he will collaborate with the Cone Center for Entrepreneurship, which oversees a rich portfolio of co-curricular activities and programs that complement the campus' entrepreneurship programming.

    Under our new University President, Greg Jones, new campus-level programs and resources are being developed to promote a broad culture of entrepreneurship across academic disciplines and programs.  This includes a new grant program, BASIC (Belmont Accelerator for Social Impact Collaboration - https://www.belmont.edu/basic/index.html), which promotes ambitious, interdisciplinary initiatives linking the campus with organizations in the Nashville and greater Tennessee communities.
    Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree is required; teaching experience strongly preferred.  As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.  For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont's Mission, Vision, Values, and "Five Ways of Being" must be attached to complete the online application. 
    Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning and service.  During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University's Mission, Vision, Values, and "Five Ways of Being" articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

    Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont's Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

    • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
    • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
    • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 
    • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
    • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
    • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
    • Participate in a local church and the community.
    • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
    • Manage online grading system.
    • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required. 
    • Maintain regular office hours.
    • The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents. 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.  

    Required Qualifications:Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service. 

    • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
      field of study.
    • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
    • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
    • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
    • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University's online integrated database system for student grading.
    • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
    • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
    • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
    Required EducationPh.D. or progress toward a terminal degree is required;
    Required ExperienceTeaching experience strongly preferred.

    Jeff Pollack, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
    University Faculty Scholar
    Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department
    Poole College of Management

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