The John Chambers College of Business and Economics (B&E) at West Virginia University invites applications for the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies. This appointment will begin on or about August 15, 2019 and will be made at the rank of associate or full professor, with a recommendation for tenure. The title of James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies is awarded for a five-year period and is renewable. Salary and benefits are AACSB-competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, Management, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate should have extensive expertise in practitioner-oriented, entrepreneurial and innovation activities; for example, working with an entrepreneurship center, accelerator program, or incubator; having launched successful start-ups as owner or entrepreneur; or have extensive experience for management, innovation or entrepreneurship consultant activities related to successful start-ups. The successful candidate should also be a thought leader in the field of Entrepreneurship, or show a deep understanding of the field, having demonstrated excellence in research (including applied and practitioner focus), teaching, and service activities related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
The James Clark Coffman Chair will play a key role in West Virginia University's strategic vision for entrepreneurship and innovation by working closely with the John Chambers College of Business and Economics' Startup Engine and Brickstreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship . He or she will also engage in outreach within the broader context of the University's IDEA Hub and throughout West Virginia to support the growth of entrepreneurial activities in the state. These broader outreach duties may include supervising student experiential learning engagements with businesses, consulting with local businesses, and advising government agencies. The James Clark Coffman Chair will take a leadership role in curriculum development and delivery in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation major. Instructional duties may include teaching undergraduate courses with opportunities to also contribute in graduate level programs across the spectrum of degrees offered by the Chambers College. The James Clark Coffman Chair will contribute to the research mission of the Chambers College by supporting those engaged in high-quality, scholarly and/or applied research in the field of Entrepreneurship and should also work with others to be a contributor herself/himself in these same dimensions.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the following items electronically: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) samples of recent research, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) contact information for three references.Questions about the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Ryan Angus, at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public, comprehensive, land-grant institution founded in 1867. It is the flagship doctoral degree-granting institution in the state and is recognized as an R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution according to The Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education rating system.
The College of Business and Economics (B&E) was founded in November of 1951 and, in 1954, became fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The College of B&E offers undergraduate majors in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership. At the master's level, the College of B&E offers traditional and online-hybrid MBA programs, as well as disciplinary master's degrees in Accountancy, Business Cyber Security, Business Data Analytics, Finance, Forensic and Fraud Examination, and Industrial Relations. At the doctoral level, the College of B&E offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Additional information about the College of B&E can be found at https://business.wvu.edu/
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