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Director, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Louisville

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2019
Title Director, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship
University University of Louisville
Louisville, KY, United States
Department Entrepreneurship
Application Deadline Mar. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Director/Manager
  • Entrepreneurship

Job Description
Director, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship

Position Description:
The University of Louisville invites applications for the position of Director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. The Forcht Center is housed within the College of Business and is extensively integrated with the Department of Entrepreneurship and its academic programs. The Director position is non-tenure track, although a candidate with the preferred qualifications may be considered for tenure at the commensurate academic rank.

The successful candidate will hold a key leadership role in the College of Business. He or she should demonstrate capacity for:

  • Strategic Management. Work cooperatively with the Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department, the leadership of the College of Business, and the University of Louisville to identify strategic opportunities, challenges, and innovations to advance the Center, the Department and the College of Business. Includes positioning the Forcht Center as a leading national academic entrepreneurship center, assisting the Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department in preparing the Department for projected growth in student enrollment, launching new offerings and/or making revisions to existing curricula to meet market needs, and building a strategic vision to create areas of research and teaching excellence. Other responsibilities include supervision of staff or administrative personnel as well as oversight of two Center-hosted business plan competitions.
  • Teaching. Teach entrepreneurship courses in the entrepreneurship MBA program and the undergraduate Entrepreneurship Minor and, if PhD-qualified, in the Entrepreneurship PhD program. Teaching duties will include working with undergraduate and MBA teams to develop ideas, create business plans, and compete in local, regional and national business plan competitions.
  • Development. Work cooperatively with College of Business and University development personnel on fund raising activities at the local, regional and national levels. Maintain current relationships with supporters of entrepreneurship programs, activities, and professorships.

The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree although a PhD is preferred. Practical experience in entrepreneurship is required, either through founding one or more businesses or working with entrepreneurs.

The City and University of Louisville:
The University of Louisville is a metropolitan research university with 22,000 students. The College of Business offers BSBA, MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and PhD in Entrepreneurship degrees. It also is home to the Equine Industry Program, the Center for Free Enterprise, and the Family Business Center. Additional information about the College of Business can be found at

Louisville is a vibrant community with a population of over one million people. Major companies in the city include Humana, Yum! Brands, Ford Motor Company, UPS, Papa John’s International, GE Appliance, and more. The city also boasts a thriving cultural and arts scene, one of the highest number of restaurants per capita in the United States, and a world-class public park system.
Review of applications will begin March 25th, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online at: job ID is #36851. Please attach (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current CV, and (3) a list of three professional references combined into one Word or .pdf document. Reference letters will be requested at a later date. The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or (502) 852-6258.

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Contact Information

  • University of Louisville
    University of Louisville
    1980 Arthur Street
    University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY 40292


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