POSITION: The Department of Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University invites applications for the Richard A. Forsythe Chair in Entrepreneurship (Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor or Assistant/Associate/Senior Lecturer). The Richard A. Forsythe Chair in Entrepreneurship will have a range of teaching, service, and advising responsibilities in the Department of Entrepreneurship. Successful candidates will possess demonstrated skills in engaging with the business community to promote innovation and entrepreneurship practice, excellent leadership ability demonstrated through a distinguished career of progressively increasing responsibilities and experiences, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.
The Richard A. Forsythe Chair in Entrepreneurship will have primary teaching responsibilities in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. The primary responsibility is to teach undergraduates in areas including corporate innovation and strategy, entrepreneurial leadership and developing high performing innovation teams, entrepreneurial finance, and enterprise consulting. Position is required to recruit and select clients for the Entrepreneurship program's Corporate Innovation (ESP 341) and Enterprise Consulting (ESP 461) courses and to oversee and support student teams on engagements with each company. Position is also expected to provide support for co-curricular events sponsored by the Department of Entrepreneurship, advise and mentor students and student teams, and assist with student recruiting/retention. Appointment begins Fall 2023.
BACKGROUND: The Department of Entrepreneurship, which has been ranked among the Top 10 public schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies (#9 overall in the world, #5 overall among publics in 2023) for fifteen consecutive years in The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur Magazine annual ranking of the Top 50 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs in the world, combines strong academic scholarship and rigorous theoretical and empirical research 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. Distinguishing features of our innovative curricular and co-curricular programming include small class sizes and teacher-scholars with founder experience that deliver personalized learning, an interdisciplinary focus that engages more than 4,000 students annually from every undergraduate major across campus; immersive, practice-based experiential learning opportunities in every class and in every co-curricular program; and integration with entrepreneurial ecosystem builders across the U.S.
For more information about the Department of Entrepreneurship, please visit: https://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/.
- For appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor, applicants must have a doctorate in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment.
- For appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor, applicants must have a doctorate in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment and have a minimum of 5 years of related experience (teaching and/or professional) with at least two years of teaching experience.
- For appointment as a Full Clinical Professor, applicants must have a doctorate in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment and have a minimum of 10 years of related experience (teaching and/or professional) with at least five years of teaching experience.
- For appointment as an Assistant Lecturer, applicants must have a master's degree in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment.
- For appointment as an Associate Lecturer, applicants must have a master's degree in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment and have a minimum of 5 years of related experience (teaching and/or professional) with at least two years of teaching experience.
- For appointment as a Senior Lecturer, applicants must have a master's degree in entrepreneurship, business, or closely related field by date of appointment and have a minimum of 10 years of related experience (teaching and/or professional) with at least five years of teaching experience.
DESIRED: Consideration may be given to candidates with experience engaging with clients from a variety of industries, organizations, and/or disciplines; entrepreneurial experience in startup, venture capital or impact investing, corporate innovation, social entrepreneurship or creativity; demonstrated evidence of experience teaching professional skills (e.g., teamwork, project management, agile or scrum) to students and/or colleagues; and/or a combination of education and professional experiences around innovation, organizational change, problem solving, design, or idea generation, shares the values of collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in undergraduate teaching.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/501774/richard-a-forsythe-chair-of-entrepreneurship-assistantassociatefull-teaching-professor-or-assistantassociatefull-lecturer. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Tim R. Holcomb, Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications will begin May 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Tim R. Holcomb Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship
Director, John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship
Farmer School Endres Fellow
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