Entrepreneurship - Assistant or Associate Professor

Bangor, ME
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
This faculty position is assigned to the College of Business. An Assistant or Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship will serve students with a variety of career goals, including students pursuing careers in accounting, business administration, hospitality management, small business management, and sport management. This person in this position will also create programming for internal and external constituents of Husson University at the Center for Family Business and hold the position of Assistant Director for the Center. The successful candidate for the position must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching and a strong promise for scholarly activity and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He/she will be expected to deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus and online. He/she will work on curriculum development including certificates and other learning pathways. All course delivery and assessment data will be aligned and collected in accordance with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accreditation standards. Courses will be taught in face to face classrooms, hybrid environments and via online delivery through Canvas. The successful candidate will be expected to provide ongoing academic advising and serve a diverse student population. He/she will be required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field of entrepreneurship and promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops, as well as engaging in publications and other aspects of academic life at the University.Teaching:
• Teach 24 credits per academic year;
• Courses taught may include, but are not limited to undergraduate courses – Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship – New Venture Development, Business Planning, Business of Innovation and other courses in faculty member's area of expertise;
• Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;
• Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face to face classes, hybrid environments and online through Canvas;
• Deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus and online as well as the resources at the Center for Family Business;
• Contribute to the development and revision of course content and instructional materials, textbook and equipment selection, and assessment strategies;
• Align all course delivery and collect assessment data in accordance with the IACBE accreditation standards.
Scholarship and Professional Activity:
• Remain current in areas of expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations;
• Maintain knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment;
• Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
• Participate in School, College, and University meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open house, and/or student recruitment projects);
• Serve on at least one Faculty Forum or Institutional committee;
• Be actively engaged in University governance;
• Act as the Assistant Director for the Center for Family Business
• Create programming for internal and external constituents at the Center
• Participate in community boards and committees related to external partners with the Center
• Advise students in the College of Business according to the Husson University Advising Manual;
• Work with students and employers in professional settings, internships, field placements, and similar work-related situations as needed;
• Employ University retention strategies;
• Maintain weekly office hours to meet with students regarding class work, course registration, program declaration and career preparation.

• A PhD or DBA with a focus in entrepreneurship, small business management, hospitality, accounting or a related business discipline is strongly preferred; however, a successful senior executive from the corporate sector with an MBA will be considered.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses including – Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship – New Venture Development, Business Planning, Business of Innovation and other courses in faculty member's area of expertise.
• Knowledge and ability to teach face to face, in a hybrid environment and online to post-secondary students is preferred.
• Experience with business planning is preferred.
• Experience with grant writing is desired.
• The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education.
• The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the Husson University's mission and to the highest ethical standards.
• The successful candidate will possess a record of scholarship in the field of Entrepreneurship

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
• Effectively communicate with students and other faculty
• Read and interpret
• Exhibit emotional control and stability
• Mastery of appropriate computer operation skills
• Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to twenty pounds
• Sit or stand for extended periods to time
• Bend, kneel, reach
• Utilize telephone, email and other university communications systems
• Possess mathematical skills
• Operate a copier, printer, television, and projector


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