The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is currently accepting applications for the position of Endowed Chair and Professor of Practice in
Entrepreneurship and Program Innovation. This new role, one of the few named positions in the university, necessitates someone with a strong
academic background, who is also a demonstrated practitioner within entrepreneurship. The position of Endowed Chair and Professor of
Practice is a non-tenure track twelve-month position that is renewable and reports directly to the Dean of the School of Business and
The School of Business and Technology is home to five academic departments: Business, Management & Accounting; the
Built Environment; Computer Science and Engineering Technology; Engineering and Aviation Sciences; and Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Additionally, the School offers several of its academic programs at University System of Maryland (USM) Regional Centers and off-campus
locations including the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), USM at Hagerstown, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI).
Chair will shape a new interdisciplinary, cross-campus program in entrepreneurship, aimed at teaching foundational skills of business
creation and implementation. The Endowed Chair will also facilitate the development of new products and businesses by students and faculty.
The Endowed Chair will lead the development of outside partners and advisors to enrich entrepreneurial learning. Ultimately, the Endowed
Chair provides leadership and promotes the attainment of the University's mission to serve the greater Eastern Shore and the State of
Maryland community through constructive community engagement, job creation, mentoring, and internships.Teaching
The incumbent will design, develop, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on their expertise related
to entrepreneurship. The incumbent will be required to teach, as needed, up to two (2) courses per semester in entrepreneurship or related
academic area.Research Contributions:
The incumbent is expected to serve as principal investigator and research
advisor on research grants. Also, the incumbent is expected to act as industry liaisons to identify research topics and research support.
Lastly, the incumbent is expected to publish in professional journals and/or conferences.Service
The incumbent will be actively involved in school and university service activities including professional
development opportunities.Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in a field in the School of Business and
Technology e.g., Business, Construction Management, Engineering, or Hospitality and Tourism Management. The candidate shall have attained
regional and national prominence and, when appropriate, international recognition of outstanding achievement. Additionally, the appointee
shall have demonstrated superior teaching abilities. The candidate should have successful recent academic leadership and administrative
experience that demonstrates the ability to strongly advocate for excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and service that meet AACSB,
ACCE, ATMAE, or ABET accreditation standards. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a track record of teaching and
developing programs in entrepreneurship and/or in establishing their own start-ups. The candidate's teaching, scholarship, and service
profile must be commensurate with an academic appointment at the rank of Professor of Practice. Lastly, a track record of acquiring outside
- Refereed journal publications in entrepreneurship or related
- Experience with startups, early-stage growth, founding teams, and/or entrepreneurial professional
- Professional business experience.
- Evidence of the ability to teach in other academic programs from an
- Demonstrated community service.
- Experience as a business leader.
- Experience as chair
of an academic program.
Qualified candidates should include a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, a one-page statement concerning their experience with diverse student populations, a one-page statement concerning
one's philosophy on leadership and entrepreneurship, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional
references. All applicants must apply using the University's new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com
to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept
employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.
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