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Job ID: 14-MGMT-01


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Date Posted:
December 3, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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The Position: The Department of Management is searching for a tenure track Assistant /Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship to start in August 2014. The position requires excellence in research and teaching in a highly collegial working environment. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic Priorities-http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/wasc/StrategicPrior/.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a doctorate in Entrepreneurship or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete by August 20, 2014.
Candidates need an exemplary ability to teach undergraduate entrepreneurship courses and demonstrated evidence, or potential thereof, for scholarly publication in entrepreneurship-related refereed journals. Candidates are subject to a criminal records check.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given for a doctorate from an AACSB-accredited program. Experience in new venture creation, commercialization, and outreach to external business community partners are preferred.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Tenure track faculty typically teach three sections per semester (with a reduction in the first year), publish in refereed, professional journals, and fulfill service obligations. The successful candidate will have a strong teaching interest in entrepreneurship courses. Additionally, an active role in refining curriculum and developing co-curricular initiatives is valued.

The successful candidate will be required to teach in the core entrepreneurship course sequence: Introduction, business plans, and launching new ventures. Electives in innovation /commercialization, family business and social entrepreneurship are also possible teaching opportunities. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Management Department is the largest of the four departments within the College of Business (http://www.csuchico.edu/cob/) and offers several degree options as part of the B.S. in Business Administration. These include an option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and a minor in Entrepreneurship, among others. Both the option and minor are available to students from across campus, helping to create an atmosphere which fosters innovation and collaboration in an inter-disciplinary manner.

The College of Business service area is the twelve counties of northern California. The Center for Entrepreneurship hosts business concept and business plan competitions, supports student entrepreneurship organizations, offers ongoing entrepreneurial activities, manages a seed investment accelerator fund, and supports student business opportunities with an e-incubator. The vibrant entrepreneurship community benefits from the residential campus, which is steps away from the downtown business community and the city of Chico's small business incubator.

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. For a detailed description of these benefits, see http://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/. Scholarship is supported by the college and university through attractive research incentive programs, professional and pedagogical travel support, access to databases, grant writing support and professional development funds.

The city of Chico is located in beautiful northern California at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains - just hours away from San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe and the Redwoods.

Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The formal screening of completed files will start January 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The Department will have a representative available to meet with potential applicants for informational purposes at the annual USASBE conference in Fort Worth. Submit a vitae by January 9, 2014 for a USASBE information meeting.

How to Apply: All applicants must complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at http://www.csuchico.edu/faaf/facultyrecruit/facultyapplication.docx
to be submitted with the following:

1. A cover letter clearly stating candidate's teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. Three references with contact information;
4. A statement of teaching philosophy;
5. Sample course syllabi and official student evaluations, if available;
6. A completed Application for Academic Employment Form sent in hard copy or PDF with original signature.

Finalists for the position will be required to:
1. Provide a statement of teaching philosophy;
Provide a statement of research agenda;
3. Provide a research writing sample (manuscript, publication, etc.)
4. Make a research presentation;
5. Make a teaching presentation.

Electronic submissions are highly preferred and should be addressed to the Department of Management Search Committee. Please address all nominations, inquiries, and hard copy application materials as early as possible to:

Dr. James Downing
Department of Management
College of Business
The California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0031
Phone: (530) 898-4832
Fax: (530) 898-5501

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