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Tenure Track Position in Entrepreneurship - University of Minnesota Duluth

  • 1.  Tenure Track Position in Entrepreneurship - University of Minnesota Duluth

    Posted 01-17-2019 13:08

    University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

    Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE)

    Department of Management Studies

    Tenure Track Position in Entrepreneurship



    JOB TITLE:                                     Assistant Professor, if the candidate has a Ph.D.; Instructor if ABD

    APPOINTMENT START DATE:      Appointment begins August 19, 2019; classes begin August 26, 2019

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE:      Review of complete applications will begin on February 18, 2019, and continue until the position is filled

    JOB DESCRIPTION:                       Full-Time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Management Studies in the area of                      Entrepreneurship


    The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management Studies at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2019.  The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research and service.  The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. The creation of knowledge in the area of Entrepreneurship resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals is required. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students, working with student organizations, and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, School, campus, community, and professional organizations. We seek to recruit colleagues looking for a balanced career in teaching and research and have the drive, vision and talent to elevate our academic environment.


    The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building.  Approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school's programs.  There are currently 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the Center for Economic Development and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE's website at http://lsbe.d.umn.edu.

    Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. Duluth is a popular tourist destination, with 3.5 million visiting the city annually, for a $780 million economic impact. Duluth is also the hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota and is home to a thriving aviation industry.  More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.



    1. Applicants must be ABD (with their doctoral dissertation defended by December 1, 2019) or a PhD from an AACSB-International accredited school or major internationally recognized university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Entrepreneurship, Management, or Strategy. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during his/her program.
    2. Candidates must have experience as instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course.
    3. Evidence of potential for scholarship is essential. The applicant must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing, a research stream in the field of Entrepreneurship.
    4. Applicants must exhibit abilities, skills and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of Entrepreneurship and/or Strategic Management.
    5. The candidate must have Scholarly Academic (SA) qualification. LSBE's requirements for the faculty qualification categories are listed at: https://lsbe.d.umn.edu/docs/Faculty%20Qualifications%20Definitions.pdf.



    1. Ph.D. or D.B.A. from an AACSB-International accredited institution or major internationally recognized university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Entrepreneurship.
    2. Experience teaching Introductory and elective courses in Entrepreneurship as the primary instructor at the undergraduate/graduate level to a diverse group of students.
    3. Evidence of effective communication skills needed for successful teaching.
    4. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
    5. Demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, School, campus, community and professional organizations.
    6. Published articles in peer-reviewed journals in the Entrepreneurship area.
    7. Industry work experience relevant to the discipline.



    Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 328397. Applications must include the following documents as attachments: (1) cover letter (2) current curriculum vitae/resume (3) unofficial transcripts (4) teaching evaluations (if applicable) and/or teaching philosophy (optional). 

     Important: Attachments (1) and (2) are uploaded during the application.  Attachments (3) and (4)will need to be uploaded after submitting the application, under the My Job Applications. 

    The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications February 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the Screening Committee.

    Nik Rushdi Hassan, Chair-Screening Committee
    Department of Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
    385A LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812
    Phone: 218-726-7453; Fax: 218-726-7578
    Email: nhassan@d.umn.edu


    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

    Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.

    If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

    We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans to apply.

    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.


    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Raymond Jones
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Duluth MN