Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
California Lutheran University
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: Faculty000842020
The Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a critical role in a growing and ambitious program. The selected candidate will be a linchpin of the Center, serving as its representative and ambassador among faculty of all disciplines.
The successful candidate will bring a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to the position but be sensitive to the unique challenges of growing a community-focused program from within a university. This position requires a full teaching load and is expected to play a key role in shaping graduate and undergraduate curricula that are innovative and exemplary. We expect this candidate to share our belief that experience outside the classroom is an essential element of an innovation and entrepreneurship education.
Under the direction of the Dean and Associate Deans, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as a mentor to students; contribute to school and university activities; serve on faculty or university committees; engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors.
California Lutheran University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi- cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latinx, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths or none, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. We are an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The Thousand Oaks campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate and 1,110 graduate students who come from 59 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 52% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 40% of freshmen are first generation students. Cal Lutheran Faculty are 29% people of color. The mission of the University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.