Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Professor of Innovation

Greensboro, NC
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 999066

Functional Title Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Professor of Innovation

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications from around the world for an endowed chair, the Joseph M Bryan Distinguished Professor of Innovation. The chair is one of the oldest endowed chairs in the Bryan School and UNCG, the chair has become available through retirement. The position will commence on August 1, 2017, at the rank of professor with tenure.

Innovation is one of four pillars that are to be integrated into our undergraduate and graduate curricula within the School. We have strong coverage in the other three pillars (globalization, ethics, and sustainability), and now seek to create similarly strong coverage in innovation. We are mindful that there are many disciplines in which innovation scholars and teachers may reside within a business school. For our purposes, we are interested in candidates who are exceptional scholars and teachers in Management (e.g., Strategic Innovation, Innovation Management, Radical Innovation, etc.), Marketing and Entrepreneurship (e.g., New Product Development, New Product Marketing, Technology Marketing, etc.), and Operations/Supply Chain Management (e.g., Process Innovation).

The selected candidate shall have three primary tasks: teach three courses per year, engage in high quality research leading primarily to elite and very high quality journal publications (and secondarily scholarly books), and service, including leadership and mentoring in integrating innovation into the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the School and in the research of interested faculty members. It is important that the Bryan Professor be a collegial person who can get things done and is a strong and positive collaborator. Per UNCG policy, the Bryan Professorship is for a renewable five-year term with a separate evaluation in the fourth year conducted by the dean and provided to the Provost with a recommendation about reappointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD/DBA degree, most likely in business with a focus on Strategic Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or Operations Management. There must be strong evidence of a research thrust in innovation that has resulted in publications in elite journals. The successful applicant shall also be an outstanding teacher, and may have related business experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A demonstrated interest in hands-on student projects and industry partnerships shall be considered favorably.

Tenure Status Tenure

Special Instructions to Applicants

Best Consideration Date Has Been Extended

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates must submit:

  • a letter of interest that addresses qualifications
  • current CV

For additional information about the position, School, and University, visit: Joseph M. Bryan Professor.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Dean's Office - Bryan School of B&E - 11801

Job Open Date 12/15/2016

For Best Consideration Date 02/03/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

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