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Position Announcement: TCU Entrepreneurship Instructor

  • 1.  Position Announcement: TCU Entrepreneurship Instructor

    Posted 02-05-2024 17:20


    Position Details:

    This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

    The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications and nominations for a full-time Instructor position within the Neeley School of Business. The faculty line requires a master's in entrepreneurship or a closely related field and is not a tenure-track position. The position entails teaching at the undergraduate and MBA level, providing high-level service to the University and discipline, interacting with business leaders, and performing other faculty responsibilities.

    The successful candidate is expected to contribute to enhancing the professional environment in the Neeley School. It is desired for candidates to have relevant experience in the practice and/or teaching of entrepreneurship. The role requires all aspects of course management, including the creation of new course materials. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is preferred. The position includes service responsibilities, such as: undergraduate and graduate curriculum/program development, university, school and department committees, and other duties as needed. Applicants will not be evaluated on the basis of their research and there are no expectations of research productivity for re-appointment, but discipline-based research is valued and there are pathways for related support.

    Collegiality and a demonstrated ability to work with others are important. The teaching load and salary are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and will be determined in consultation with the dean. There are opportunities for summer teaching.

    Department Details:

    The department provides an exceptional work environment, with highly supportive colleagues who are dedicated to the vision of being world class thought leaders. We realize this vision through excellence in research, teaching, and professional service. We are seeking candidates who share in our vision and can contribute effectively to our highly productive and collaborative environment.

    In recent years, the department's programs have been ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Poets & Quants, and Business Insider. The department's primary academic programs include an undergraduate business major and minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an MBA emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation. These programs are supported by a number of co-curricular activities offered through the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, including the Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition, CREATE - Powered by Shaddock Seed Fund, Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program, Innovative Teachers Guild, Venture Builder, Horned Frog Investment Network, and Entrepreneurship Club. Our faculty regularly publish in, and have editorial roles on, leading entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice) and general management journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management).

    School/College Description:

    The nationally ranked TCU Neeley School of Business has approximately 3,000 students enrolled across undergraduate and graduate programs, with approximately one third of TCU students in its programs as majors, minors or advanced degree seekers. Departments include Accounting, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Management and Leadership, Marketing and Supply and Value Chain Management, as well as seven graduate programs including full-time, part-time and online MBA and MS degrees. The Neeley School was ranked #9 in the nation and #1 in Texas for highest starting salaries for undergraduates in 2022 (Poets&Quants). The school's BBA is ranked #21 Best Undergraduate program in 2023, and was named one of the top 10 Undergraduate Business Schools to Watch in 2022 (Poets&Quants). The Neeley School has the #4 ranked full-time MBA in Texas in 2022 (Bloomberg Businessweek) and the #32 MBA in the World in 2022 (Wall Street Journal/Time Higher Education).

    The Neeley School is committed to fostering an inclusive, scholarly community composed of individuals who, through their diverse and sometimes competing perspectives, contribute to a free and intellectually challenging culture where students, faculty, staff and alumni have equitable opportunities and can forge paths toward personal and professional growth. We build upon the momentum generated by living the Neeley Promise: The Neeley School of Business unleashes human potential with leadership at the core and innovation in our spirit.

    University & Fort Worth Description:


    Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

    Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

    At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU's mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University's ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding-values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


    Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You'll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region's thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

    Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums-the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

    Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

    An earned master's degree in entrepreneurship or a closely related area. Demonstrated ability to teach entrepreneurship courses and evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Excellent interpersonal communication skills including verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling skills. Applications and other documentation must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at jobs.tcu.edu. From there, click on "Find Openings" and select "Business Positions." Applicants should attach the following to the online application: (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae demonstrating entrepreneurial experience and/or teaching accomplishments in the area of entrepreneurship, (3) the names of three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. References will not be contacted without approval of the candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Requests for additional information or assistance should be directed to:

    TCU Office of Human Resources: hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu

    AA/EEO Statement:

    As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.