Georgia State University, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Position ID:GSU-EntrepreneurshipandI-TTENT [#26516]
Position Title: OPEN RANK - TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR - ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Business / Entrepreneurship
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/11/06, listed until 2024/05/06)
Position Description:    

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY 
J. Mack Robinson College of Business 
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute 

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applicants for one or more tenure track faculty positions in entrepreneurship and/or innovation to begin Fall 2024. We seek applicants with a proven track record of research in leading academic outlets and research interests related to the potential of entrepreneurship to affect social change, inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and/or related fields, and a keen interest in creating equal opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators from all backgrounds to contribute to and benefit from the innovation economy. The successful candidate’s academic home will be in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, with the possibility of a secondary appointment in the Department of Finance or other related academic units in the Robinson College of Business. Rank is open but we expect to hire at the level of Associate or Full Professor (tenured/tenure-track). 

Applicants should have expertise in supporting the University’s strategic goal of becoming a national model demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can imagine and develop solutions to problems and innovative new products and services that create value for themselves, their communities and society. Successful candidates will help shape and contribute towards a multi-year and multi-disciplinary strategy for developing a significant entrepreneurship and innovation research program at Georgia State University with strong industry and community links. 

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Strategy, Management, Economics, Sociology, or a related field from an accredited university or international equivalent. Successful candidates will have a strong record of research related to entrepreneurship and innovation in top tier journals in business and related disciplines as well as an active research pipeline developing future work. Service on editorial boards of top entrepreneurship, strategic management and/or finance journals is preferred. Ideal candidates will also have capabilities to teach courses in the Institute’s interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate offerings, and in other related programs. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from faculty who are interested in our students’ success and have a history of mentoring students in entrepreneurship and/or innovation. Candidates will have numerous opportunities to interact with leading companies, entrepreneurial organizations, and collaborate with scholars at universities in the metro Atlanta area. 

About the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute 
Established in 2016, ENI is a significant strategic effort by both the Robinson College of Business (RCB) and the University to build upon and expand the university’s offerings in entrepreneurship and innovation courses and experiences among all of its 50,000+ students. Serving as the enabler in the university-wide effort to cultivate a more inclusive entrepreneurial culture, ENI provides educational opportunities and practical experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation for all students at GSU. ENI offers rapidly growing degree programs including a BBA in entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Creative Media Industries Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, an undergraduate minor available to all students at GSU, a graduate certificate in disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship, a concentration in entrepreneurship at the MBA level, and a graduate degree in conjunction with the Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Over the past five years, entrepreneurship-themed majors and the minor have collectively experienced outstanding growth and ENI is positioned as an important part of the future of the University and business community. ENI also offers significant co-curricular programming including an accelerator program, student business incubator, small business development center, workshops, speaker series, competitions and community-building events. Opportunities for conducting research are excellent with similarly interested faculty colleagues across the college and university in areas such as public policy," "law, economics, management, finance, marketing, risk management, and healthcare, along with researchers across the college and university associated with our entrepreneurship and innovation programs. More information about ENI, its degree programs and other offerings, and the Entrepreneurship Research Group is available at https://www.eni.gsu.edu/.

About the Department of Finance 
The Department and the Robinson College of Business share the strategic goal of becoming one of the leading business schools at the forefront of transforming business education and research in the areas of financial innovation and entrepreneurship, FinTech, and data analytics. Opportunities for professional growth in these areas are excellent with all faculty provided significant budgets, data support and access to many similarly interested colleagues in the Department and other units in the RCB including the Institute for Insight, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and the School of Accountancy. 

The Department of Finance organizes and hosts an annual fintech research conference in partnership with the Review of Financial Studies along with an annual boutique conference in conjunction with the RCB’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR). RCB was among the first U.S. business schools to operate a FinTech Laboratory. 

Further, RCB serves as the host institution for the Georgia FinTech Academy, a public-private partnership that brings together Georgia’s fintech business community with all 26 colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia to develop future leaders in the sector through innovative educational programs. The Department values a commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, MS and PhD levels. 

Further information about the RCB and the Department of Finance can be found online at https://robinson.gsu.edu/academic-departments/finance/.

About Atlanta 
The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of 6.1 million. Situated in the Piedmont region of the Southeast, it is 1,000 feet above sea level and has the densest urban tree canopy of any major U.S. city. 

With a gross domestic product of $406 billion, Atlanta has the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy. 

According to the 2022 Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 list of America’s largest companies based on revenue, 31 companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the Fortune 1,000, of which 17 are Fortune 500 companies. It also is a major transportation hub. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest airport and the Port of Savannah is the third-busiest U.S. port and in the top 30 worldwide. 

About Georgia State University 
Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. Georgia State is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. 

In the past decade, Georgia State has increased its graduation rate by more than 20 percent, and it is the only major research university (R-1) to eliminate achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income. Georgia State enrolls and graduates the largest number of Black students, Hispanic students, low- income students, first-generation students, adult learners, and military learners in the state of Georgia. And, for the past five years, the university has awarded more bachelor’s degrees to Black students than any other college or university in the U.S. 

In its 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” edition (released Sept. 12, 2022) U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia State first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university. 

With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 52,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing and hundreds of student clubs and organizations. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance. 

Comprising 12 colleges and schools, Georgia State has more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state. It has 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state. The university generates a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta. 

About the J. Mack Robinson College of Business 
Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Southeast. For more than 100 years, Robinson has contributed to Atlanta’s impact as a regional, national and international hub for creativity and innovation. 

The vision for the college’s five-year strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, is “innovation for all.” Our mission is to” prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society. Robinson recognizes the unrivaled potential of free enterprise to improve lives. We design and implement solutions that advance how businesses and markets function to make a world where all citizens prosper.” 

Robinson has broken the business school mold by assembling a faculty encompassing business practitioners, researchers, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. These experts ensure Robinson students build business acumen and sector-crossing skills in STEM fields, college partners benefit from broader thinking, and collaborate on pioneering, interdisciplinary research to develop breakthrough market solutions. 

The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs (a Ph.D. program with 11 areas of study and a Doctor of Business Administration), and 11 undergraduate majors. 

It offers a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program, and week-long residencies for high-performing students on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. 

Robinson has broad and deep relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, legal analytics, operations, and social media. The college also is home to discipline-specific roundtables in financial leadership, human resources, logistics, marketing, and sales. Further information about the RCB is online at http://robinson.gsu.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 
Applicants wishing to apply should register with http://academicjobsonline.org/ (registration is free) and upload their curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, recent publications or working papers, evidence of teaching performance, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit their materials via the online system. For any questions related to the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Benjamin Lawrence (blawrence@gsu.edu). 

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants will be reviewed until positions are filled. Positions are contingent on University budget approval. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, l origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute
Georgia State University
55 Park Place, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303