Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

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Farmer School of Business:  Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (possible multiple positions) Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurial Thinking.  The Farmer School of Business at Miami University’s First-Year Integrated Core program seeks dynamic and passionate faculty members to join our Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurial Thinking team at the level of Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2019.  This Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor is responsible for combining a practitioner’s perspective with solid academic foundations to an introductory level course.

A successful candidate will share the values of collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Candidate must be interested in contributing to teaching outside the box as part of a team.

Require:  BA/BS Degree in business, creative studies, or some applicable field and at least ten years of entrepreneurial experience in start-up, corporate, creative, or social entrepreneurship or Master’s degree in business, creative studies or a related discipline and at least five years of entrepreneurial experience in start-up, corporate, creative, or social entrepreneurship (for appointment as Instructor); Doctorate in business, creative studies or a related discipline (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor); teaching experience and practical experience in areas related to creativity, applied imagination, and / or entrepreneurship; strong interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to communicate effectively with first-year students through senior level faculty / administrators.  Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desire:  Master’s degree in business, creative studies or a related discipline; two years of excellence in teaching or evidence of teaching potential in an area related to entrepreneurship; demonstrated experience as an exceptional teacher at the undergraduate level; expertise and practical experience in areas related to creativity and imagination in the context of entrepreneurship; at least ten years of entrepreneurial experience in start-up, corporate, creative, or social entrepreneurship; combination of education and professional experiences around innovation, organizational change, problem solving, design, or idea generation.

Duties:  Responsible for teaching a full-time load of introductory classes per semester in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation for the First Year Integrated Core; maintain office hours to work with students; support updates and revisions to the course to keep pedagogy aligned with changing entrepreneurial climate.

The Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor will join an experienced team of creativity / entrepreneurship specialists to teach multiple sections of ESP 103:  Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking.

Additional duties may include ongoing course refinement, contributing to new course development, and/or other new initiatives involving creativity, innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurial thinking. 

ESP 103 is part of the required First-Year Integrated Core (FYIC) curriculum for all Farmer School of Business majors.  The FYIC is a four-course block that teaches students critical skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, computational thinking & coding, ethical thinking, communication, and collaboration.  As an ESP 103 teacher, you will be a part of a faculty who work together as a team to integrate these key skills across all four FYIC classes (BUS 101:  Foundations of Business; BUS 102:  Foundations of Business Communication; ESP 103:  Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking; and BUS 104:  Introduction to Computational Thinking for Business).  For more information on the FYIC, please visit

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to  Letters of reference will be requested upon receipt of application.  Inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Crews at [email protected].  Screening of applications will begin May 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 4/26/2019
Application Due: 6/25/2019
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