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

Job description

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for the position of Director of the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise (BPFE), starting on or before January 1, 2021. The Director will also hold the faculty position of an Assistant Professor of the Practice, and will assume a critical role in shaping the Program for long-term growth, competitiveness and impact.

The Bailey Program for Family Enterprise (BPFE) was launched in 2019 as the result of a gift to the University from the Paul T. Bailey estate. The Bailey family, of whom many are alumni of Daniels and members of a successful multigenerational business, share a passion for education and a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders for family businesses. This is an interdisciplinary program led by the Daniels College of Business and includes the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Sturm College of Law.

The vision for the BPFE is to become the preeminent resource for family-owned enterprises in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The BPFE will:

  • Offer timely and relevant executive education on issues of relevance to family enterprises.
  • Offer degree and certificate programs on family enterprise to students at the University of Denver.
  • Conduct cutting edge research both applied as well as academic -- on critical challenges facing family enterprises.
  • Create opportunities for individuals in family enterprises to build community, engage with each other, and share best practices.

Position Summary

The Director will lead the effort, with the support of the advisory board, to continue to refine and successfully implement the strategic plan, develop and deliver high quality programs/courses, grow the product portfolio and launch a research agenda. It will also involve working with the DU/Daniels Development group and potential donors to insure the long term financial sustainability of the BPFE.

The incumbent should have a successful track record teaching and consulting in the area of family enterprise and be active in the family enterprise community. This individual should also possess an intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for the academic enterprise, enabling the individual to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, donors and a myriad of outside 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.

The 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 eight courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses using traditional, hybrid, hyflex, 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 Director of the BPFE.

The appointment is initially a one-year term, with a 9 month faculty contract and 12 month administrative appointment. The faculty contract is 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. Salary is competitive. The Director will report to the Dean of the Daniels College (or the Deans designee) and will work closely with the Programs advisory board.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Business or related field.
  • Demonstrated potential to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders such as the advisory board, university and outside 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.
  • Active in the family enterprise community (e.g. through association membership, consulting, publications, and presentations).
  • Managerial/leadership experience demonstrating increasing responsibility over time.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a terminal degree (PhD, DBA, JD) in business or a closely related field.
  • Extensive in teaching and program development relevant for family enterprise.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent teaching.
  • Extensive involvement in the family enterprise community nationally and globally.
  • Experience developing programs at an AACSB accredited institution.
  • Recent publications in a business-related field.
  • Extensive managerial/executive/leadership experience demonstrating increasing responsibility over time.

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




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Job No: 493284
Posted: 10/12/2020
Application Due: 12/11/2020
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable