Associate/Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration (2022)Location:
Lexington, VAOpen Date:
Sep 28, 2022Close Date:
Oct 30, 2022Description:
The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics and the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University invite applications for a tenure-track position in entrepreneurship. The appointments begin July 1, 2023.ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2023 and must have some teaching experience.
We seek candidates who embrace Washington and Lee‘s commitment to the liberal arts. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise or experience with diverse pedagogical techniques are likewise encouraged to apply. As these appointments will be split between the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship and the Business Administration Department, applicants should have experience teaching in both entrepreneurship-related classes as well as those in a related field in business (e.g., strategy, innovation, design thinking, creativity, sustainability, ethics).
Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to conduct ongoing scholarly research published in appropriate business journals that is consistent with the rank sought. Candidates must also be enthusiastic about making service contributions to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship’s co-curricular activities, and the larger W&L community. We value candidates who have experience in industry, though it is not a requirement. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
About Washington and Lee University: Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. It is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit www.wlu.edu.Qualifications:
A PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness are required.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.Application Instructions:
To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/114385
•Letter of Application (summarizing teaching interests and experience, current and future scholarship, vision for an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship center, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population)
•Diversity Statement (no more than one page, explaining any relevant experiences and commitments to diversity)
•Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (including a teaching statement, representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and course evaluations. Please note: “Selected comments” are not considered a substitute for full course evaluations)
During subsequent stages of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide:
•Written examples of scholarship
•Name and contact information for three professional references.
Application review begins October30, 2022, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position please contact Prof. Drew Hess, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.