Hobart and William Smith Colleges seeks an innovative leader to help build upon an exciting new minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. This is a three-year, non-tenure track faculty position beginning in July 1, 2017. Responsibilities include teaching courses for the minor, serving as a faculty advisor for students, developing and proposing new courses, and supporting co-curricular programming. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and documented entrepreneurial experience, whether in the public, private, or non-profit arenas. This faculty member will work closely with the minor steering committee and the current faculty of the minor.
As a newly launched minor, Entrepreneurial Studies is designed to develop leaders for the 21st Century by leveraging the analytical and critical thinking skills of a liberal arts education. By providing our students with the conceptual understanding, practical skills, and ethical structure necessary for social, global, or private sector leadership, this program will develop students who are capable of creating new organizations or to be powerful agents of change within existing organizations. Core courses in this interdisciplinary minor explore the foundations of entrepreneurial leadership, economic principles, quantitative methods, and ethics. These core courses are supplemented by electives, some within the program and others offered in other departments. All students must complete a senior capstone course that will require students to identify and tackle a real-life challenge in the social, economic, and global environment.
- Teaching 5 classes per year, including the capstone course for the minor. Depending on the educational background of the successful candidate, one or more of the following courses will be expected: ENTR 101: Entrepreneurial Leadership, ENTR 120: Economic Principles for the Entrepreneur, ENTR 201: Quantitative Tools for the Entrepreneur, and ENTR 220: Social Innovation for the Entrepreneur.
- Developing additional courses for the minor, on topics such as social entrepreneurship/enterprise, social/environmental justice, legal concepts, business ethics, tech entrepreneurship, or organizational leadership.
- Advising students within the minor.
- Supporting and developing co-curricular programming in coordination with the Centennial Center for Leadership.
Ideal candidates will have a true passion for entrepreneurship and a clear vision for the value of entrepreneurial studies within a liberal arts curriculum and be able to articulate that vision to students, faculty, parents, alumni, and community partners. These candidates will also display a zeal for interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, preferred qualifications include:
- Ph.D. in Education, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Sociology, Business, Management, Leadership, Community Development, Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Public Affairs, Public Management, or a related field;
- Documented entrepreneurship experience in launching a new product, innovation, start-up, service or organization (public, private, or non-profit), or similar experience as an intrapreneur within an existing organization;
- Combination of education and/or professional experiences in and around innovation, creativity, organizational change, problem-solving, design or idea generation;
- Previous teaching experience with a record of strong teaching or evidence of teaching potential;
- Experience developing and coordinating curricular and co-curricular programming such as alumni/local speakers, community events, incubators, tech shops, co-working spaces, idea labs or entrepreneurial contests;
- Experience with community-based and/or service learning
- Excellent written and oral communications skills; and,
- Commitment to the role and mission of a selective private liberal arts college.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of entrepreneurial leadership, and a list of three references. Applications should be submitted electronically using Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/40586. Review of applications will begin on March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. EOE