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Assistant Professor -Tenure Track Position in Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • 1.  Assistant Professor -Tenure Track Position in Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Posted 10-17-2021 11:19

    Tenure Track Position in Strategy/Entrepreneurship


    JOB TITLE:                                       Assistant Professor, if the candidate has a Ph.D.; Instructor if ABD

    APPOINTMENT START DATE:     Appointment begins August 22, 2022; classes begin August 29, 2022

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE:      Review of complete applications will begin around November 15, and

    continue until the position is filled.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:                    Full-Time, 9-month, tenure track position in the Department of Management Studies in the area of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.




    The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty position in the area of Strategy/Entrepreneurship at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in the area of strategic management and entrepreneurship. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individual is also required to create knowledge in the area of strategic management and/or entrepreneurship resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and working with a student organization, and is expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person in the life of the school.


    The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is AACSB-International accredited and housed in a state-of-the-art building. Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in the school's programs. There are currently 50+ full-time faculty members in four academic departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Heath Care Management, Management Studies, and Marketing. The School offers the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and MBA degrees. Regional outreach is accomplished primarily through activities of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Additional information about the School and its programs can be found at LSBE's website at http://lsbe.d.umn.edu.

    Duluth has a population of approximately 85,000 people and is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. Duluth is a major shipping port, with over 1,000 vessels from around the world passing under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge annually. It is a popular tourist destination, visited by 6.5 million people annually, accounting for a $950 million economic impact. Duluth is also a regional hub for healthcare with two of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Minnesota, and is also home to a thriving aviation industry. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.


    Required/Essential:  Applicants must:

    1. be ABD (with their PhD defended by December 1, 2022), or hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university with a curricular emphasis in the field of Strategic Management and/or Entrepreneurship. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during their program.
    2. have experience as instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course.
    3. possess effective communication skills.
    4. exhibit abilities, skills and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of strategic management and entrepreneurship.
    5. demonstrate strong evidence of potential for scholarship. The applicant must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing a research stream in the field of strategic management and entrepreneurship.
    6. be qualified as a Scholarly Academic (SA) according to LSBE's faculty qualification categories:



    Preferred: Applicants should have:

    1. a PhD in Strategic Management or Entrepreneurship from a school/college accredited by AACSB or EQUIS with a curricular emphasis in the field of Entrepreneurship.
    2. experience teaching Strategic Management and/or Entrepreneurship related elective courses at the college level to a diverse group of students.
    3. full-time industry work experience.
    4. publications in peer-reviewed journals in Strategy &/or Entrepreneurship.
    5. demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.
    6. demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
    7. demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.



    APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 344008.


    Applicants must upload required documents as attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available.

    Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4) may not be reviewed.

    Kanhaiya Sinha
    Assistant Professor
    University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Duluth MN