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Assistant Professor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy

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Assistant Professor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 22, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 22, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 22, 2022) may not be given full consideration.

URl’s College of Business is the first accredited business school in the State of Rhode Island and recognized for its leadership in business education, research, and outreach. The College of Business is the only institution in Rhode Island with AACSB accredited programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels and a separate accreditation for its Accounting program.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship major, minor and certificate programs combine strong academic scholarship and rigorous theoretical and empirical research with immersive, practice-based learning opportunities for students in startup and venture capital, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, corporate innovation and technology commercialization, and creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. As part of the Management area in the College of Business, our faculty publish regularly in top management and entrepreneurship journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Organization Science, among many others.
Located in the historic village of Kingston; the main campus of the University of Rhode Island is close to the ocean and major beaches. Our 1,200-acre campus is a handsome mix of ivy-covered buildings and contemporary architecture. It is 30 miles south of Providence, and within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New York City. In 2018, the core of the Kingston Campus was named to the National Register of Historic places.

In addition to the main campus (Kingston Campus), there are three other campuses throughout the state. The Alan Shaw Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies and the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center are in Providence. The Narragansett Bay Campus houses the Graduate School of Oceanography.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship and one of the following: social entrepreneurship, sustainability, commercialization and/or strategy.

Conducting research and publishing in high-quality journals as listed in ABDC or other highly reputable listing such as UT Dallas, or Financial Times 50.

College/university-level service is required. The position will support recruitment, advising, retention and co-curricular activities for students in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship major, minor and certificate programs.


1. An earned PhD in Management (by August 2022) from an AACSB accredited Business School or a doctorate in a related field with similar accreditation.
2. Evidence of research potential (e.g. published papers in high-quality journals, manuscripts under review and/or revise-and-resubmit, presentations in peer-reviewed conferences).

3. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.
4. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.


1. Experience or expertise in emerging technologies, design thinking, blue tech, small/new firm finance, venture bootstrapping and scale-up.

2. Research program in one or more of these areas: entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer, sustainability, and strategy.

3. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level.

4. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly publication.

5. Experience in grant writing, preferably in collaborative projects.

6. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in various modalities.

7. Demonstrated ability to engage in innovative teaching on an individual and team basis.

8. Demonstrated ability to engage in service activities; e.g. at the college, university, and professional levels.

9. Demonstrated ability to engage in service activities; e.g. within the regional, state and the business communities.


AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors

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Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent


Dean, College of Business


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae

(#3) Other Document – Evidence of Teaching Quality and Impact: course materials; syllabus, evaluations, awards, etc. and Evidence of Research Quality (all as one complete pdf document).

(#4) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (outside of URI).

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The University of Rhode IslandURI Picture 1

Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.


Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.


Expertise on demand

The University is home to several centers of expertise that tackle some of society’s most vexing challenges. The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience brings multi-disciplinary research to bear on devastating brain diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service. The Business Engagement Center is the “front door” through which industry taps into research and training opportunities and assistance with intellectual property or technology issues. The R.I. Food Center brings URI’s agricultural roots to the 21st century as a resource for farmers, consumers, retailers, and others across the food industry

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