Entrepreneurship (Tenure-Track, Open Rank)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Entrepreneurship (Tenure-Track, Open Rank)
College/Unit College of Business Administration
Home Department Department of Entrepreneurship
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured entrepreneurship faculty member at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, beginning August of 2018 to teach courses in the entrepreneurship curriculum.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in entrepreneurship or related business field from an AACSB accredited institution (or other major national university) or a J.D. from an ABA accredited institution combined with significant work experience in entrepreneurship. For those pursuing a Ph.D., ABD applicants will also be considered if it is clear that the applicant’s degree will be conferred at the time of appointment.

In addition to having the terminal degree, a successful candidate must: (i) have SA status under AACSB Standards; or (ii) be able to clearly articulate a viable plan to promptly obtaining SA status. CMU’s guidelines for obtaining and maintaining SA status are found here.

Must demonstrate evidence of effective teaching at the college or university level and an active research agenda.

Ability and desire to mentor students in our award-winning New Venture Competition and provide service to our Entrepreneurship Institute are a must.

For those seeking appointment at the advanced rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, the applicant must demonstrate teaching excellence, intellectual contributions, and service that are commensurate with the rank desired.

Outstanding candidates may be considered for tenure upon hire, as appropriate.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate has experience in the entrepreneurship ecosystem (experience with early-stage, high-potential, growth startups considered a “plus”).

Also an established and ongoing record of quality publications or patents commensurate with the candidate’s experience is preferred.

Principle teaching assignments would be in our undergraduate entrepreneurship courses. While applicants with different backgrounds will be considered, the ability to teach marketing and/or economics-focused entrepreneurship courses may be considered a slight be a plus.

Online teaching experience is also desired.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application at www.jobs.cmich.edu to be considered an applicant for this position.

Review of applications will begin fall 2017.

About the Department

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the development of the Entrepreneurship Department at their June 24, 2014 meeting, providing an endorsement for the current undergraduate entrepreneurship program, which was established in 1998. In collaboration with the College of Business’s Isabella Bank Institute of Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship Department provides students with a curriculum and experiential learning opportunities that prepares them to start a business, take over a family-owned business, or work as an intrapreneur in an organization. The Entrepreneurship Department is comprised of about 12 faculty members with related entrepreneurial experience and scholarly interests. We offer a major and minor in entrepreneurship. Recently, the Board of Trustees approved the Master in Entrepreneurial Transactions. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 10/03/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Writing Sample
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Other Document (2)