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Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship
University of Kansas

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Entrepreneurship

Assistant Professor – Entrepreneurship

Position Overview

The Management and Entrepreneurship Area of the School of Business at the University of Kansas is searching for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship with a start date of August 18, 2023.

This position will interact with students, faculty, and the broader business and entrepreneurship community through research, teaching, and service. We encourage individuals who desire to make an impactful and sustained contribution to the entrepreneurship, innovation, and related fields to apply. We also encourage applicants with research interests at the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategy, management, international business, human resources, psychology, and related fields.

At the University of Kansas, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our culture and university strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

The University of Kansas and Lawrence, Kansas

The University of Kansas is one of the leading research universities in the United States and is known for its strong tradition of academic excellence. Since 1909, the University of Kansas has been a member of the Association of American Universities, the premier consortium of research institutions in North America.

The University of Kansas School of Business offers undergraduate, master’s (full-time, part-time, and online) and doctoral programs. In recent years, the School has experienced remarkable growth and currently enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate students. The School offers a robust set of entrepreneurship degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, and has made significant investments in entrepreneurship co-curricular programming. Growing the breadth and impact of entrepreneurship programming features prominently in KU’s strategy, Jayhawks Rising.

The School of Business sits on KU’s main campus in Lawrence. In May 2016, the School of Business moved into its new $70.5 million home, Capitol Federal Hall. The School also offers programs at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. Lawrence is located 35 miles west of Kansas City atop Mount Oread in the Kansas River valley. It has a population of about 100,000, with a large student population and a small-town, friendly atmosphere with many major-city lifestyle amenities. Lawrence boasts a nationally recognized live-music scene and a historic downtown full of small businesses, art galleries, microbreweries, bars, restaurants and more. Museums in town and on campus offer exhibits of classic and contemporary art, natural history and anthropology.

Today, residents take advantage of the many walking and bike trails along the Kansas River and around the town’s perimeter. A few minutes outside the wooded city of Lawrence is Clinton State Park and Reservoir, with over 1,400 acres of public land and water. With only a short drive, one can wander through the gently rolling Flint Hills or explore the numerous historic sites and state parks of north-eastern Kansas.

Kansas City, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas Medical Center, is a 40-minute drive from Lawrence. The Kansas City metropolitan area has a population of two million and offers many fine restaurants, superb shopping and an extensive choice of professional, cultural and sporting events. The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) offers flights to all major U.S. cities and is less than an hour’s drive from Lawrence. A new terminal at MCI, set to launch in 2023, promises to further enhance the commercial vitality of the greater Kansas City area.

Job Description

40% – Conduct and publish research on entrepreneurship in leading academic journals.

40% – Teach a combination of required and elective courses in entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

20% – Engage in school, university, and professional service activities.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management or related field (must be earned by August 18, 2023).
Demonstrated (or high potential for) scholarship excellence as shown through publications in leading entrepreneurship journals or leading academic journals in related fields, and promising research projects and papers targeted to leading journals.
Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in entrepreneurship and related fields.

Contact Information to Applicants

Michaela Edwards, (regarding application process)
Brian Anderson, (regarding position information)

Additional Candidate Instruction

To be considered, an online application must be submitted. A complete application includes (1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments; (2) record of productivity in teaching and research as noted in CV; (3) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., publications); (4) teaching statement and supplemental materials (teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations); and (5) information provided by three professional references. Actual letters of reference will be required later in the hiring process.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin August 24, 2022 and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.

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