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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Haslam College of Business, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Haslam College of Business, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

    Posted 06-07-2023 14:11


    Haslam College of Business

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville  

    Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

    The University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. One position is in Strategy, and the other is in Technology Commercialization.  We are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the Department, as well as to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The effective date of employment is August 1, 2024, or when filled. Compensation will be competitive. 


    Required: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and demonstrate evidence of quality scholarship and teaching effectiveness in strategy, entrepreneurship, or a related discipline. The Ph.D. must be earned by August 1, 2024.

    Candidates for Assistant Professor should show promise in developing a program in disciplinary research and scholarship that is gaining external recognition.

    Candidates for Associate Professor should be targeting leading journals, producing scholarly output enhancing their professional reputations, and making them widely recognized contributors to their disciplines.

    Preferred: Our preferred candidates will possess

    ·         An ongoing program of substantive research in premier refereed journals.

    ·         A desire to work with doctoral students.

    ·         The ability to complement and extend our faculty's research interests and the Department's strategic direction.

    ·         A record of demonstrated teaching success at an accredited institution.

    ·         The ability to contribute to the diversity and intellectual climate of the Department and University.

    ·         We prefer applications from candidates who are experienced Assistant or Associate professors.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Strategy Position: Engage in strategy research that results in premier publications. Teach undergraduate capstone and doctoral seminar in strategy. Participate in professional and university service activities commensurate with faculty rank.

    Technology Commercialization Position: Engage in technology commercialization and/or entrepreneurial ecosystems research that results in premier publications. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and/or innovation. Have an interest in engaging with the technology commercialization efforts happening at UTK and with ecosystem partners (e.g., Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

    Haslam College of Business and Department Background 

    The Haslam College of Business is well-funded with a current endowment of $260 million dollars. The Haslam College of Business is AACSB accredited, with over 160 full-time faculty serving approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Classes are taught in the state-of-the-art James A. Haslam II Business Building, which opened in 2009. A new, additional college of business building will break ground this year.  


    The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship offers two undergraduate degrees, a master's degree in management and human resources, two university minors (entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship), and the Ph.D. degree in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations. Tenured or tenure-track departmental faculty members include Melissa Cardon, Russell Crook (Department Head), David Gras, Christina Hymer, Jessica Jones, Terry Leap, Tom Lumpkin (visiting), Alex Miller, Tim Munyon, Tim Pollock, Codou Samba, Anne Smith, Sherry Thatcher, and Dave Williams. Our faculty have published in top journals including AMJ, AMR, ASQ, JAP, JBV, JIBS, JOM, Org Science, PPsych, and SMJ.

    The Knoxville Area

    Knoxville is located in east Tennessee, with a metro area of more than 890,000. Knoxville enjoys a mild climate, a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. Knoxville was recently named as one of the top 25 best places to live by USA Today, is home to several large corporations and located within easy driving distance to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Nashville are readily accessible by car, and the Knoxville airport offers direct flights to 29 destinations.

    Application Procedure 

    We will begin to review applications immediately, and candidates applying by August 15, 2023 will receive a complete review of their credentials. We will conduct preliminary interviews via videoconference (e.g., ZOOM), and will invite the finalists for each position to campus. We will continue reviewing applications until the positions are filled. We also encourage applicants to informally speak with faculty attending the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Knoxville and/or the Academy of Management conference in Boston. Please apply to only one of the two positions. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio. For the Strategy position, use http://apply.interfolio.com/126121, and for the Technology Commercialization position, use http://apply.interfolio.com/126120.

    Strategy TT Position

    Technology Commercialization TT Position

    Dr. Tim Pollock, Search Committee Co-Chair 

    Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

    Haslam College of Business

    410 Stokely Management Center 

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

    Knoxville, TN 37996-0545 

    Dr. Dave Williams, Search Committee Co-Chair 

    Department of Management & Entrepreneurship

    Haslam College of Business

    412 Stokely Management Center 

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

    Knoxville, TN 37996-0545 

    Non-Discrimination Statement 

    All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

    In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

    Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

    David Williams
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville TN
    (865) 974-1666