Collat School of Business-Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship-Misq - F1870P

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

 School/College: Collat School of Business

Assignment Category

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 9

Job Description

The Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Housed in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods, the position will commence in August 2023.
The UAB Entrepreneurship Program is experiencing strong growth and rising regional and national impact. In 2018, the program established an Endowed Chair. Since then, the program has introduced seven new undergraduate courses, established a distinctive bachelor's degree, redesigned its MBA concentration, and hired a new Program Manager. The program utilizes a signature team-based outreach practice and offers a range of popular donor-supported programs for regional entrepreneurs and to bolster the program's educational experiences. The program's offerings are in high demand from students, partners, and regional entrepreneurs. Whereas the curricular program is administered by MISQ, the program's faculty members and courses span all three departments (ACFN, MIDE, and MISQ) in the CSoB.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD from an AACSB accredited program (or equivalent) either in Entrepreneurship, in a business field (e.g., marketing, management, economics), or a STEM discipline if the relevant AACSB academic qualifications are met. One's dissertation and research program must have an explicit theory-driven emphasis on entrepreneurship. Published scholarly work will be viewed positively but is not required for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position. ABDs will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek candidates who are inspired by entrepreneurship and by our program, who want a long-term career in a supportive and rewarding university environment, but who are also comfortable with the uncertainties and bold strategic actions of entrepreneurial settings. A very strong passion for research and teaching, knowing how to talk to and work with external entrepreneurs, and an ability to bring complementary talents to our team and bolster our continued growth as a world-class entrepreneurship program are essential qualifications. We are not searching for a particular focus on any specific entrepreneurship subfield in candidates for this position. The most competitive candidates will possess some familiarity with all the various subfields of entrepreneurship (e.g., social enterprise, technology, strategy, venture finance, marketing, and more) based on practical experiences and/or scholarly expertise.

We especially welcome applications from candidates with strong potential competencies in these specific areas:
  • Distinctive thought leadership in the scholarly entrepreneurship field.
  • Conceiving, creating, and publishing original research (including as sole author) in
entrepreneurship research journals and edited outlets.
  • Facility with innovative new technologies and their effects on entrepreneurial activities.
  • Excellent entrepreneurship teaching performance in outreach-based and other pedagogical
  • Capacity for working across cultural and community boundaries (locally and internationally)
and connecting authentically with many diverse entrepreneurs.
  • Communicating with and coaching aspiring and current entrepreneurs about fundraising,
hiring, pitching, business formation, impact, and many other practical topics.
  • Promoting UAB entrepreneurship education and program activities externally to regional,
national, and international audiences outside academia.
  • Collaboration and coordination with schools, programs, and other partners across UAB and
community partners outside the university.

Open Date: 07/01/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

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