Hodson Endowed Chair
Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for the Hodson Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Business. This faculty position within the Division of Business in the College of Arts and Sciences carries responsibility for teaching, the development of creative partnerships with non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses, faculty-student collaborative research, and the advising and mentoring of undergraduate majors on the residential Marion, Indiana campus. The Hodson Chair will be appointed to an eleven-month contract and have responsibility for a $10,000 annual budget intended to support activities associated with the position. During the academic year, the Hodson Chair will teach half-time (six hours each semester) and receive release time (six hours each semester) to pursue collaborative research projects with students, colleagues, and businesses within the local community, as well as work with student entrepreneurs in several student-operated businesses on the Marion campus. As a full-time faculty member, this individual will participate in committee and shared governance responsibilities, advise and mentor students, work with divisional colleagues to recruit students, and collaborate with peers and the division chair in curricular development. S/he will also develop partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations, both locally and nationally, to serve the community and to provide research, service, and leadership opportunities for students. The recipient of the Hodson Chair will possess an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank of full professor with a doctorate in business or a closely related field; effective organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills; a demonstrated understanding of culturally diverse approaches to business and entrepreneurship; and significant experiences in establishing new businesses. Successful candidates will show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, comfort with the Wesleyan-Arminian theological perspective, and be committed to the integration of Christian faith in teaching and practice. Applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives to their scholarship and teaching are especially encouraged to apply. The Division of Business offers six major programs serving approximately 300 students. With seven full-time faculty members, the division is recognized for its outstanding record of preparing students through internships, co-curricular experiences, on-campus entrepreneurial learning opportunities, and the equipping of students to serve in business-in-mission (BAM) contexts. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application, which can be found on our website, www.indwes.edu/hr The final candidate selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen. Indiana Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of evangelical Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.