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Miami University Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP)/Instructor of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business

  • 1.  Miami University Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP)/Instructor of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business

    Posted 21 days ago

    POSITION: The First-Year Integrated Core (FYIC) Program and the Department of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University invite applications for Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach a full-time load of classes per semester in ESP 103: Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurial Thinking. ESP 103 is part of the required First-Year Integrated Core (FYIC) curriculum for all Farmer School of Business majors. This Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor is responsible for combining a practitioner's perspective with solid academic foundations to an introductory level course. Position start date is August 16, 2021. 

    BACKGROUND: The FYIC is an innovative four course bundle that teaches students critical skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, computational thinking & coding, ethical thinking, communication, and collaboration. As an ESP 103 teacher, you will be a part of a team of faculty who working collaboratively to integrate these key skills across all four FYIC classes (BUS 101: Foundations of Business; BUS 102: Foundations of Business Communication; ESP 103: Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Thinking; and BUS 104: Introduction to Computational Thinking for Business). For more information on the FYIC, please visit: http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/fyic/index.html

    Ranked among the "Top 10 Public Schools for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Studies" for thirteen consecutive years in The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur Magazine annual survey of undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, the Department of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University boasts 500 undergraduate entrepreneurship co-majors and minors. Annually, more than 3,200 students-almost 20% of Miami's total full-time undergraduate enrollment-take at least one entrepreneurship course, including students from every Division across the Oxford campus, and hundreds of students participate in one or more of co-curricular programs sponsored by the department. Our innovative curricular and co-curricular programming was awarded the 2020 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, given annually by NASDAQ and the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) to the top entrepreneurship program/institute in the world. Past winners of the award include the University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, MIT, and Columbia University, among others. This programming combines strong academic scholarship with immersive, practice-based learning opportunities for students in startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, corporate innovation and technology commercialization, and creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. 

    For more information about the Department of Entrepreneurship, please visit: https://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/

    Distinguishing features of both programs include small class sizes and teacher-scholars with work experience that deliver personalized learning, an interdisciplinary focus that engages students from every undergraduate major across campus, immersive, practice-based experiential learning opportunities in every class.

    REQUIRED: Doctorate in business, creative studies or a closely related discipline for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor; Master's degree in business, creative studies or a closely related discipline and five years of entrepreneurial experience in start-up, corporate, creative, or social entrepreneurship for appointment as Instructor; teaching experience and practical experience in areas related to creativity, applied imagination, and/or entrepreneurship; strong interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to communicate effectively with first-year students through senior level faculty / administrators. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship. 

    DESIRED: Consideration will be given to candidates with two years of excellence in teaching or evidence of teaching potential in an area related to entrepreneurship; demonstrated experience as an exceptional teacher at the undergraduate level; at least ten years of entrepreneurial experience in start-up, corporate, creative, or social entrepreneurship; combination of education and professional experiences around innovation, organizational change, problem solving, design, or idea generation. 

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498763/visiting-assistant-professorinstructor. Inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Crews at crewsra@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

    Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. 

    As part of the University's commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free. 



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    Tim R. Holcomb Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship
    Director, John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship
    Farmer School Endres Associate Professor Fellow and
    Miami University | Farmer School of Business
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