Assistant Professor of Public Policy and W. Lowery & Susan S. Caudill Fellow in Entrepreneurship

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleAssistant Professor of Public Policy and W. Lowery & Susan S. Caudill Fellow in EntrepreneurshipPosition NumberAppointment TypeTenured/Tenure TrackSalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Vacancy IDFAC0002939Posting Open Date09/20/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesProposed Start Date07/01/0020Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The candidate will hold an appointment in the Department of Public Policy and the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Priority will be given to candidates with research and professional experience focusing on entrepreneurship/innovation and/or social entrepreneurship/innovation with a capacity to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaboration, teaching and mentoring. The selected candidate will maintain an active program of research and teach courses in Public Policy and the Shuford Program.

Public Policy ( is an academic department within the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program affiliated with the UNC Department of Economics. It is the only Entrepreneurship program in the nation housed within a College of Arts and Sciences. Public Policy and Shuford collaborate on efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship across the College and provides interdisciplinary, immersive, and experiential learning opportunities students. This is a new position that will align with the University’s broader entrepreneurial ecosystem (

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in public policy, business, mananagement, organizational behavior or related professional and social science disciplines.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have research interests and professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Entrepreneurship/Innovation; Social Entrepreneurship/Socially Responsible Business/Social Innovation; Strategic Management or Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Negotiation; Impact Investing or Cross-sectoral (public, private, non-profit) partnerships.
Additional requirements: at ease teaching in both large (100-400 student) and small classroom environments and in working as a co-intructor with a professor of the practice; embraces using more progressive and innovative approaches to teaching such as the flipped classroom and experiential learning; interested in the opportunity to collaborate across academic units and serve as a leader in modeling how this role can be effective; capable of and interested in working with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs), Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence (SEIR), and Professors of the Practice on developing, evaluating and implementing curriculum; interested in pursuing research that advances knowledge on the intersection between public policy and entrepreneurship.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Application Requirements
For full consideration, please submit the following documents to
1. Cover letter that articulates the candidate’s fit for an interdisciplinary public policy unit in general, and UNC public policy in particular.
2. Research statement that highlights the public policy contribution of the candidate’s research plans and how they align with our thematic cluster in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Science and Technology Policy (
3. Teaching statement. The successful candidate is expected to teach in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. Explain how you would work with undergraduates who value transferrable knowledge, skills and experiences.
4. Additional statement. UNC-CH is a committed, diverse and inclusive learning community. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
5. Examples of research publications.
6. 4 letters of reference. At the time of application candidates will be required to identify names, titles, and email addresses of professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 18, 2019.

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Department Contact Name and TitleMichelle Cordero, Department ManagerDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Other Document
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Writing/research Sample
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    Posted: 10/17/2019
    Application Due: 10/30/2019
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