Cummings Chair, Professor of the Practice - Tufts Gordon Institute: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Position Description:

Tufts School of Engineering (SOE) seeks an exceptionally experienced entrepreneur in the area of entrepreneurial leadership studies. The successful candidate will be expected to play a major leadership role in the Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program which offers the largest and highest rated undergraduate minor at Tufts. Responsibilities will include teaching entrepreneurship and advising/mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. Other responsibilities of the position include program and curriculum development, organizing and participating in co-curricular activities including the SOE's flagship entrepreneurial competition, the Tufts $100k New Ventures competition, and spearheading fundraising activities.

Tufts SOE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for Tufts SOE, with the recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.


A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree (Master's/MBA/PhD) in a relevant field is desirable. All candidates should have a passion for teaching and experience in launching a startup, raising capital, and managing a successful entrepreneurial enterprise.

A good Professor of the Practice candidate will additionally possess a wealth of industry experience to share with our students. The Professor of the Practice rank is awarded when a candidate has demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and achieved senior stature in his/her field, demonstrated by a career path of increasing responsibility and scope.

Application Instructions:

Questions about the position should be addressed to Mark Ranalli, search committee chair/department chair; Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references online through Interfolio at Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching and scholarship. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; applications submitted after October 15th are very welcome.

EEO statement:

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