|GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business (RCB) invites applications for one or more non-tenure track faculty positions as Lecturer in its newly formed Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI). These position(s) will have faculty status and successful candidate(s) should hold at least a master’s degree in his or her field from an AACSB accredited university, certifications in the field of expertise (entrepreneurship and innovation), and is qualified to teach courses in this area at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior university-level, degree-based classroom teaching experience is required.
A university Lecturer is a university academic appointment where it is expected that the largest proportion of the allocable time be spent in the course design, preparation and delivery. There are few research expectations. There are service expectations. A Lecturer is expected to keep up with his/her field of practice and bring practical, current knowledge of that field to both the classroom and the overall design of the assigned courses. There is career progression allowed (e.g., Senior Lecturer).
While a masters degree in an appropriate field is acceptable, a terminal degree in an aligned area is preferred. Preference will be given to those with several years of diversified teaching experience as well as teaching using more modern methods such as problem-based learning, flipped classroom and experiential teaching.
It is anticipated that some applicants may wish to remain engaged with their external activities, contacts, consulting and/or business engagements. And these external relationships are often part of the value these individuals can bring to Georgia State University. As such, fractional appointments are possible for up to one day per week (0.8 FTE). Workload expectations scale accordingly. Currently, a fractional appointment of at or above 0.75 FTE (full time equivalent) results in access to the full benefits of being a university employee.
ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University became an approved academic institute, in mid-2016, although it has been offering courses for one year prior to this final approval. Predecessor course offerings and the Herman J. Russell Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship have existed in RCB for over twenty years. ENI is as a significant strategic effort by both the university and the business school to build upon and extend these prior efforts under a single academic unit, servicing the university’s need and desire for furthering entrepreneurship and innovation course and experience offerings among its now, 50,000+ students.
ENI offers degree programs with inter-disciplinary majors in entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Creative Media Industries Institute and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at the undergraduate level, its own minor (available to all students at the University) and graduate degrees in conjunction with Biomedical Sciences as well as an entrepreneurship concentration for Robinson College’s MBA’s. Efforts are currently underway for additional program offerings at the undergraduate level (e.g., undergraduate business major in ENI, and an MSc offering in ENI). Our student growth for our offerings, thus far, has been exponential.
Georgia State University (GSU) is a leading public urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. It is one of four state-designated research universities, and it has the fastest growing research portfolio of any school located in the Southeast amongst the top 150 most research productive universities in the United States over the past five years. The Robinson College of Business is ranked among the 25 most research productive U.S. business schools and is 27th globally according to the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Productivity Index. Salary and benefits are competitive with universities, colleges and units of similar stature.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Further information about the department is online at http://eni.gsu.edu/. Applicants should submit their letter of application, curriculum vitae (resume), recommendation letters, course syllabuses and teaching evaluations if available, etc. for recent years, as well as examples of publications (if applicable), to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/login/ja .
We intend to close the first round of candidate evaluations in March 2017.
Review of applications will begin as received. Applicants will be reviewed until positions are filled. Positions are, as always, contingent upon final University budgetary approval.
Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and accommodates individuals with disabilities. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. An offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background report.|