The School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management (MESH), one of three schools in the College of Business, invites applications for a nine-month Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position in Entrepreneurship beginning in August 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the Entrepreneurship program, which seeks to prepare graduates to be Business Ready® to meet the needs of the industry and become leading professionals in their field. The mission is achieved through sound theoretical course work, research and innovative learning activities, industry engagement and service learning.
This position requires teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, delivering experiential and applied learning to students, teaching both online and face-to-face courses, advising, and service activities. The normal teaching load is 18 semester hours per academic year.
Successful candidate will engage in scholarly research leading to publication in quality journals. Western Carolina University recognizes and rewards all legitimate forms of scholarly activity described by Ernest Boyer: scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Successful candidate will contribute in the further development and growth of the Entrepreneurship program at Western Carolina University. A commitment to active engagement with professionals in the regional business community supporting economic development is expected. Willingness/ability to participate in and/or develop collaborative working environment will be required.
Established in 2004, the Master of Entrepreneurship (M.E.) degree was the first in the nation. In 2005, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (usasbe.org) ranked the M.E. in first place as the best master's-level entrepreneurship program. It has also been recognized as one of the five best entrepreneurship programs in the nation by Fortune Small Business magazine. The online undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship degree has been ranked as the number eight program in the nation by BestColleges.com. Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, in a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Cullowhee is 50 miles west of Asheville, NC, and 2 ½ hours north of Atlanta. WCU's College of Business is AACSB accredited.
A Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or an appropriate business field from an accredited institution or a terminal degree in a closely related field. If ABD, the dissertation must be successfully defended by the end of the Fall 2020 semester.
Professional entrepreneurship industry experience and evidence of professional and community service.
Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
TO BE CONSIDEREDFORTHISPOSITION, YOUMUSTAPPLYONLINE. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit the following documents online: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) contact information for three professional references and 4) copies of transcripts from terminal degree. For questions or additional information, please contact: Dr. Kadence Otto, email: email@example.com or 828-227-3548. Please do not email application materials.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.