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TCU Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

  • 1.  TCU Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

    Posted 06-07-2023 14:14

    Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position in Entrepreneurship

    Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

    Position Details
    The Department Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank within the Neeley School of Business. The successful candidates will begin employment in August, 2024.


    Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate significant accomplishments in both teaching and research in entrepreneurship. Primary responsibilities will include performing high quality teaching and publishing entrepreneurship research in premier journals. 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.

    Our Department
    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, 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, Shaddock Seed Fund, Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program, 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).

    Neeley School of Business

    The Neeley School of Business is comprised of six academic departments including Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Management and Leadership, Finance, and Marketing. The TCU Neeley School of Business has a current enrollment of 2,979 undergraduate students and 363 graduate students, 215 faculty and staff, and approximately 24,595 alumni. The Neeley School is proud to be fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for our undergraduate and graduate programs.

    The Neeley School of Business has been nationally ranked in several outlets, including 21st by Poets and Quants in their recent rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Neeley is ranked #7 in Academic Experience and #16 in Career Outlook for the ranking. The MBA program has been ranked 45th in the U.S. by The Economist, and 1st for MBA Faculty Quality. The Executive MBA program was ranked 18th in the world, 8th in the U.S. and 1st in Texas by The Economist. Neeley is currently ranked 6th globally on the 2022 TCU Entrepreneurship Research Productivity list.

    Founded in 1873, TCU sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the TCU School of Medicine.

    Currently, TCU enrolls 10,523 undergraduates and 1,750 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of an ethnic minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 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, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

    At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU's actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

    Fort Worth
    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 is the 13th largest city in the United States with a growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the top 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. Fort Worth also boasts a number of outdoor amenities, including lakes, hiking, and the Trinity Trails, which is over 100 miles of connected walking and biking paths throughout the city. The area is also home to several of the country's highest rated public and private school systems. Fort Worth is among Travel + Leisure's Top 15 cities in the US.

    Application Requirements and Instructions
    An earned Ph.D. (or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before employment start date) in entrepreneurship or a closely related area. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality academic journals in entrepreneurship. 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 teaching and research accomplishments in the area of entrepreneurship, (3) a writing sample, and (4) 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

    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.

    Aaron Anglin, PhD
    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
    Neeley Business School
    Texas Christian University
    Field Editor
    Journal of Business Venturing