Founding Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Bailey Program for Family Enterprise

Job description

The Founding Director will lead the effort, in conjunction with the dean, to create the Program. The incumbent should have broad and deep knowledge of the leadership and operation of family enterprise. This individual should be familiar with family business practice and also possess an intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for the academic enterprise, enabling the individual to work collaboratively with faculty as well as with a myriad of private sector stakeholders. This will be a consequential hire, and the individual will need to appreciate the importance of operating at the intersection of academic rigor and market relevance. What is most critical is the individuals ability to lead, inspire and create value for our most vital internal and external stakeholders while building an environment that enables and supports the Bailey Program.

The Founding Director will hold an Assistant Professor of the Practice faculty position in the College. The normal teaching load for assistant professors of the practice is seven to eight courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night and weekend classes. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility. Course releases will be provided as needed to appropriately manage the duties of the Founding Director of the Bailey Program.

The appointment has an initial one-year term, renewable up to an additional two years pending satisfactory performance. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review and contingent upon available funding. The Founding Director will report to the Dean of the Daniels College (or the Deans designee) and will work closely with the Programs advisory board (to be established).

About the Program:

Reflecting the significance of family business enterprises in the U.S. and around the world, and the importance of education and research in the area of family business, the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is committed to establishing the new Bailey Program for Family Enterprise. Funded with a lead gift from the Paul T. Bailey Trust, the creation of this Program is a logical next step in Daniels evolution and growth as a leader in business education and will provide an important resource and an elevated standard for family enterprise support and engagement in the Rocky Mountain West. The Program seeks to be the first comprehensive family business program in the Colorado region with a commitment to meaningfully addressing the unique and multifaceted challenges faced by family businesses. These include issues such as increasingly variegated government policy and regulatory environment; ownership and governance matters; intergenerational wealth transfer and succession planning; family business ethical best practices; and entrepreneurship in a family business context.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business or related field.
  • Seven (7) years of managerial/executive/leadership experience demonstrating increasing responsibility over time.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in family business enterprise.
  • Demonstrated potential for creative and visionary leadership necessary to launch a startup university-based entity.
  • Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders such as university faculty, staff and administrators, as well as with business leaders and community partners.
  • Demonstrated potential for highly collaborative leadership with capacity to promote a strong culture of teamwork and excellence in execution.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the area of family business.
  • Active in the business community (e.g. through association membership, consulting, publications, and presentations).
  • Deep respect for and engagement with students, coupled with a commitment to attract the strongest of them, preserving and extending their diversity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of multiculturalism/diversity/inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on July 1, 2019

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492457
Posted: 6/6/2019
Application Due: 8/5/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable