Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Professor of the Practice, Entrepreneurship

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC

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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-22
Req: R0003721

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Job Description Summary

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University seeks two dynamic faculty to join our team in fall of 2022 as Assistant Teaching Professors or Assistant Professors of the Practice. Our Center is uniquely positioned in the College of Arts and Sciences, offering an interdisciplinary minor in Entrepreneurship, guided by our value of the liberal arts and the university’s motto: Pro Humanitate, For Humanity. Students currently minoring in Entrepreneurship are pursuing majors across 22 disciplines, including History, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Communication, Engineering, and Environmental Science and Sustainability, providing a rich environment for diverse perspectives and unusual collaborations to identify high impact solutions to high impact problems for the betterment of our world. This is a teaching-centric role and responsibilities are divided 80% teaching and 20% service. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and between the two positions will likely include teaching core courses, electives, and first year seminars. If selected, you will be joining a dynamic program that is on the rise nationally, having been up for four major awards at key conferences over the past four years. This is a multi-year, non-tenure track contract position.

Job Description:

Position Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree. Other degrees may be considered in exceptional cases
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence (via teaching evaluations, teaching portfolio, etc.)

In addition to the position requirements, the ideal candidate would possess one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrates passion for teaching and mentoring; believes deeply in entrepreneurial or creative thinking and in developing nascent entrepreneurs
  • Experience with mentoring students in team-based projects, particularly (though not limited to) teams in an incubator or accelerator-style program
  • Experience with teaching to engage diversity and the range of entrepreneurial experiences
  • Knowledge of or experience with scaling ventures of any kind (e.g. startups, nonprofits, social movements), including identifying and securing the resources needed for sustainability
  • Experience as a venture founder of any kind
  • Scholarly activity, such as presenting at conferences, writing cases, articles, or a book

The application deadline is December 15th, 2021

The application materials must include: 1) a cover letter with an accompanying list of 3 academic references; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) statement of teaching philosophy with a focus on how you would support diversity and inclusion as you work with students. Please compile all documents into one PDF file. Applications should be submitted to Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Additional Job Description

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the position in general can be directed to Cindy Baker ( – Center for Entrepreneurship Administrative Coordinator) who will direct the inquiry to the appropriate person.

Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with about 5400 undergraduates and 3400 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity and Business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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