Assistant or Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship
University of St. Thomas
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Entrepreneurship Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The starting date for this position will be August 2024.
We seek an outstanding candidate with the potential for excellent teaching and high-quality research in entrepreneurship, and the commitment to serve the Department, College, and University. Primary duties of the position include teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses that include topics such as Opportunity Assessment, Innovation and Design Thinking, New Venture Strategy, Lean Start-Up, and Entrepreneurial Finance; scholarly work that includes engagement in USASBE and/or other entrepreneurship academic organizations; and service that includes activities such as advising students within the major and mentoring student teams in business plan competitions.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship was recently ranked #18 by the Princeton Review for best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs nationwide and #1 in Minnesota. The Schulze School is host to a number of student competitions, including the largest undergraduate pitch competition in the U.S. (e-Fest), an accelerator for current St. Thomas students and alumni, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship program for select incoming students majoring in entrepreneurship, a variety of programs that engage the start-up and small business community in the Twin Cities, and many other initiatives on and off campus.
The Entrepreneurship Department is housed in the Opus College of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The College offers an undergraduate Entrepreneurship major, which is the 5th largest major on campus, an undergraduate Entrepreneurship minor, and several graduate-level entrepreneurship courses.
?About the University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas is in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul area, one of the U.S.’s top 25 metro areas.? Combine that with a visible corporate presence of seventeen Fortune 500 headquarters plus a diversified list of other companies with offices in the metro area, and you have a very strong, supportive business community that attracts bright, talented people. A recent study found that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population grew 11% from 2010 – 2020. Census data also show that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the broader United States.?
The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
More information about the University of St. Thomas and Opus College of Business can be found on the St. Thomas website. To learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas, please visit our website Life as a Faculty member.
Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent), or, alternatlively ABD with a close completion date, in entrepreneurship or a related field.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship.
Strong research agenda with potential to publish high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals.
Applications should be received by October 10, 2023, although the position will remain open until filled. The search committee is targeting online interviews with shortlisted candidates in late October/early November.
List of 3 references (no references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate) Written statement discussing teaching philosophy, research interests, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Jay Ebben, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
We’re the largest private university in Minnesota, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 110,000+ alumni. Eight schools and colleges offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors and 55+ graduate degree programs.
Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.