Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Feb 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution





Position Announcement: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, One-Year Non-Tenure track

IRIS Position #: 50183948


The College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a non-tenure-track, one-year renewable lecturer position in Entrepreneurship beginning August 2018. Salary and benefits are competitive with peer institutions.  Responsibilities include teaching twelve credit hours per semester; commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence; and service at the department, college, and/or university-level. The College of Business at UTC has a long-standing AACSB accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serves approximately 2,000 students, and has a collegial faculty.


Applicants must have a master’s degree in entrepreneurship or other area in business from an AACSB accredited university, or be in the final stage of their master’s studies with expected completion prior to their start date of August 2018. Demonstrated ability for teaching excellence in entrepreneurship, and ability to provide instruction in a variety of modalities (including online) either through graduate studies, training, or experience, is also required. Furthermore, the candidate must have five or more years of industry experience in new venture development, or innovative start-up experience in a business or academic environment. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate is required to actively participate in scholarly activities sufficient to maintain appropriate faculty qualifications under AACSB standards. Primary teaching responsibilities will include entrepreneurship and society, innovation and creativity in business, managing venture growth, and new venture creation; other courses may be assigned.

Application Procedures

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • a cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV including up-to-date personal information (name, email, phone, etc.)
  • a list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three (3) references
  • unofficial transcripts
  • teaching evaluation data

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000001SE

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before March 2, 2018.

Program/University Information

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.