Teaching Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship - Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship to teach introduction to business and entrepreneurship courses starting Spring 2021. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of degree programs, including two bachelors degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized masters degrees and an Executive PhD degree. Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations and communities through educational experiences, outreach and knowledge creation. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Poets and Quants, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system and a thriving and fast-growing business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.

Entrepreneurship@DU is firmly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. DU strives to contribute to the healing and systemic change required to increase diversity on our campus and in our community. Candidates must demonstrate the ability or commitment to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, diverse populations. Faculty members are expected to participate in school and college faculty meetings and engage in service activities. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility. 

Position Summary

The Assistant Teaching Professor will work collaboratively with the Director of Entrepreneurship to develop and teach (1) courses in the Entrepreneurship Minor, and (2) The Fourth Industrial Revolution introduction to business course, the latter of which is a part of the Daniels BSBA Core Curriculum.

The University of Denver follows the quarter system, where classes meet for 10 weeks during the fall, winter and spring quarters. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach a total of nine sections during the fall, winter and spring quarters. Specific duties will include teaching The Fourth Industrial Revolution course and courses in the Entrepreneurship Minor, as determined by the needs of The Office of Entrepreneurship and Daniels Undergraduate Programs.

At the Assistant Teaching Professor rank, the appointment is initially a one-year contract, renewable up to an additional two years pending satisfactory performance. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review. Position is expected to begin on March 1, 2021.

Essential Functions

Teaching: Expected to deliver the equivalent of nine courses throughout the fall, winter and spring quarters. Most courses are 4 credits, lasting the full 10 weeks of a quarter. However, some of the Entrepreneurship courses are called grinds, 1-day 1-credit courses that meet on Saturday. An individual grind counts as (25%) of a typical 4-credit class. The Teaching Assistant Professor is expected to teach 1 or more of these grind courses on Saturdays, not to exceed 6 per year, unless the Teaching Assistant Professor chooses to teach more and there is adequate need and demand. There may also be opportunities to teach during the summer quarter as well as online Entrepreneurship classes.

Research/Scholarship: As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Teaching Professor is encouraged to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to represent the University and industry; for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications are not a requirement but would be highly valued.

Service: Teaching Professors help serve the college by serving on committees, curricula design, and assurance of learning, engaging with students in and outside of class, potentially coaching student competition teams and advising student organizations, actively participating in faculty meetings and other activities that support entrepreneurship and the Daniels College of Business and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Business, Entrepreneurship, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching & mentoring excellence and/or work experience in at least one of the following three areas: introduction to business, technology and business, entrepreneurship, and/or The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately write, speak, and perform within a diverse, global business environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DBA or PhD in Business, Entrepreneurship, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean startup and organic growth methodologies.
  • Real-world experience in having launched at least one successful entrepreneurship venture, regardless of industry or focus (social entrepreneurship, etc.).
  • Experience in team and experiential learning through class and work and understand the transfer of classroom knowledge/skills to the workforce.
  • Experience working with real businesses and integrating their problems into class scenarios or projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in several of the 6 key technology sets within the Fourth Industrial Revolution as defined by the Daniels College of Business. Knowledge in several of these areas is helpful for teaching The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the introduction to business course:
    • Additive manufacturing
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Augmented/Mixed/Virtual reality
    • Distributed ledger technology & Cryptocurrency
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Autonomous vehicles
    • Drones
  • Demonstrated knowledge in several of the infrastructure technology sets that support the fourth industrial revolution. Knowledge in several of these areas is helpful for teaching The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the introduction to business course in The Daniels College of Business:
    • Cybersecurity
    • Big Data
    • Neuro technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Cloud computing
    • Digital twins
    • Quantum computing
    • Geo-engineering

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by January 15, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $70,000/annually. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One-page diversity statement about experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions [https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  4. Names and contact information of three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested at the interview stage.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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