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Assistant/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Washington State University Vancouver

  • 1.  Assistant/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Washington State University Vancouver

    Posted 07-09-2019 15:39
    Assistant/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship – Position #070955
    Washington State University (Vancouver Campus)

    The Carson College of Business at Washington State University located in Vancouver, WA is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Entrepreneurship starting in August 2020. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at the rank of Full Professor.


    An earned Doctorate in Entrepreneurship, Management, or a closely related field. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality academic journals in Entrepreneurship or Management. 
    Research in entrepreneurship with a focus on advancing equity and diversity and/or under served communities aligns with the campus mission. Demonstrated ability to teach primarily Entrepreneurship courses with added experience teaching management courses preferred. Preferred requirement of three or more years of experience as tenure track faculty.


    The position requires a productive research program that results in publications in high-quality journals. The candidate is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level on topics such as new venture planning, entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, change management, small business strategy and planning, strategic management, or other courses based on the applicant's interests and needs of the College and University. Teaching in online programs may also be expected as part of the normal teaching load. The normal teaching load is 6 hours (2 courses/semester). The successful candidate will be expected to make significant service contributions to the unit, department, college, university, community, and profession commensurate with rank.

    Term and Compensation:

    Nine-month academic-year basis, beginning August 16, 2020. Salary and benefits are competitive; retirement system is TIAA/CREF.

    Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship (MISE)

    The MISE Department provides an exceptional work environment with highly supportive colleagues actively engaged in research, teaching, and service. Entrepreneurship is a core strength of the department and is a top priority at the Carson College of Business and Washington State University where publishing in top entrepreneurship journals is rewarded. Recently, the department placed in the top-20 in the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings based on publications in JBV, ETP, and SEJ over the past 5-year period. Across all campuses, the MISE Department includes 11 tenure-track faculty holding appointments in management and/or entrepreneurship with substantial plans to grow the department and its core strength in entrepreneurship.

    Washington State University and the Carson College of Business:

    Washington State University is a Pac-12, land grant institution founded in 1890. One of the nation's top public research institutions. WSU stands among 115 U.S. public and private universities with the "Highest Research Activity", according to The Carnegie Foundation classification.  The Carson College of Business is AACSB-accredited at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. The 92 faculty at the Carson College of Business conduct high-quality research and provide world-class education to students on five campuses (Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Everett, and Global Campus).

    Washington State University Vancouver

    WSU Vancouver (est. 1989) is located on a beautiful 351-acre campus across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, offering numerous opportunities for collaboration with a variety of local businesses, institutions, agencies, and organizations. A personal atmosphere, small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract more than 3,500 students to this urban campus. Unlike other multi-campus systems, those who work at WSU in Vancouver are equal members of their departments at WSU in Pullman, Washington. Faculty in Vancouver share the same research, teaching, and service requirements for tenure as faculty at WSU Pullman.  The business curricula at all five campuses is accredited together as one curriculum by the AACSB.

    WSU Vancouver's distinguished Business Growth and Mentor Analysis Program, a student led consultancy, has won local, regional, and national awards for the interactions it fosters between students, their professors, business-savvy mentors, and local businesses. For more information, visit http://business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap. Building on the BGMAP success, the campus is looking to grow its undergraduate major and minor in entrepreneurship with this exceptional new tenure track hire.

    The Carson College of Business Vancouver includes 12 tenure-track, five non-tenure-track research-active faculty and three executive-in-residence faculty members.


    Hiring committee members will meet with interested candidates during the 2019 AoM (Academy of Management) meetings in Boston, MA at an informal location. We will also be conducting a limited number of Skype interviews for those unable to attend AOM. For those interested in meeting at AOM or via Skype, email your CV only to lauren.stricker@wsu.edu no later than July 29, 2019.

    To apply for this position, complete the on-line application via www.wsujobs.com

    For full consideration candidates must include the following:

    1. Current CV
    2. Cover letter addressing each of the qualification criteria
    3. Teaching statement (evidence of teaching effectiveness, and most recent three years of student evaluations of teaching)
    4. Research statement
    5. Statement on contributions to equity and diversity (please reference the URL for guidelines) (https://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/sites/admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/files/Diversity%20Statement%20 pdf).
    6. The names and contact information of three references

    Screening of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    For information regarding the application process, please contact, Human Resources at: lauren.stricker@wsu.edu

    For information regarding this position, contact Dr. Tom Tripp, Search Committee Chair at: ttripp@wsu.edu

    ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu).

    WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833- 6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

    Alex Kier, PhD, CPA, CFE

    Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship
    Carson College of Business
    Washington State University – Vancouver
    14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
    Vancouver, WA 98686
    Phone: (360) 546-9753
    Email: alex.kier@wsu.edu