Position: The Department of Management within Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business seeks to fill a tenure-track position in entrepreneurship at the assistant professor level with a start date of August 2023.
Responsibilities: The person hired will teach undergraduate entrepreneurship courses. A graduate-level course might be available depending upon teaching preferences and departmental needs. The specific courses taught are negotiable with the chair of the Department of Management.The person hired will be expected to maintain a record of consistent publication in elite scholarly journals, demonstrate teaching proficiency, and provide some institutional service. In addition, participation in the Department of Management’s doctoral program is expected. Participation might include working with doctoral students on research papers, mentoring doctoral students, recruiting doctoral program applicants, and/or serving on dissertation committees.
About the College and University: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.
Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health, and societal impact.Auburn University has a commitment to providing a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for all to thrive. Several initiatives have been implemented with an overarching goal of establishing and maintaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. For example, Auburn has compiled its five-year strategic plan with those from across its colleges, the Presidential Task Force for Equity and Opportunity, and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity with key goals that work to create a campus that is equitable for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds. Auburn places a heavy focus on recruitment and retention that creates a robust and diverse employee base.
Auburn University has a long history of supporting entrepreneurship through research, teaching, and outreach. The faculty’s research productivity in top entrepreneurship journals has been ranked in the top 20 worldwide. The College offers two entrepreneurship minors and hosts myriad startup competitions and workshops. Both the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Accelerator host outreach programs to help launch startups.
Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4 hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.