The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the Koch Chair of Entrepreneurship Practice. The faculty line for this position is an open-rank Professor of the Practice, a non-tenure track line with the ability to receive multi-year contracts after demonstrating solid performance.
Entrepreneurship@DU is an academic unit within the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. 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 various majors and minors, including two bachelors degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized masters degrees, and an Executive PhD in Business Administration.
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. For more information about DUs diversity and inclusive excellence, see http://www.du.edu/cme, and for a list of DU Employee Affinity Groups, see http://www.du.edu/diversity inclusion/media/documents/affinitygroups.pdf.
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, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nation’s largest city park system, and a thriving business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.
Entrepreneurship@DU is a University-wide cross-disciplinary curricular and co-curricular initiative that gives students the freedom and the space to explore their interests, passions, and purpose. We encourage our students and provide the support to think big, disrupt, solve problems and make an impact.
Entpreneurship@DU is housed within the Daniels College of Business and offers a minor in Entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship minor can complement any DU major, and entrepreneurship classes are available to every graduate and undergraduate student at the University. Students across campus can gain inspiration and learn about entrepreneurship by participating in Entrepreneurship@DU events, programs and experiences. The topics and formats are diverse, and we support students in exploring their passions.
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 our campus and our community. Candidates must demonstrate the ability or commitment to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with diverse populations.
Reporting to the associate dean for faculty and research and working closely with the director of Entrepreneurship@DU, the Koch Chair will have the responsibility to engage with the Denver entrepreneurship community, conduct practice-based research in entrepreneurship, work with the College’s Executive PhD students who are pursuing entrepreneurship research, teach in the College’s entrepreneurship programs, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution Course which is the launch course for the Daniels Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Curriculum.
This Professor of the Practice appointment is initially a renewable 18-month contract from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Additional contracts are available pending satisfactory performance evaluated via a formal performance review. The position is expected to begin on January 1, 2022.
Teaching: The University of Denver follows the quarter system, where classes meet for ten weeks during the fall, winter, and spring quarters, followed by a final exam period. Professors are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and to be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications.
The Koch Chair is expected to deliver the equivalent of seven courses throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Most courses are four credits, lasting the full ten weeks of a quarter. However, some of the Entrepreneurship courses are called sprints, 1-day 1-credit courses that meet on Friday or Saturday. An individual sprint counts as (25%) of a typical 4-credit class. The Koch Chair is expected to teach one or more of these sprints during the normal academic year. There may also be opportunities to teach during the summer quarter as well as online Entrepreneurship classes.
Research and Scholarship: The Koch Chair must publish sufficiently to maintain appropriate qualifications under AACSB standards. Faculty must publish and engage in scholarly activities and professional development to maintain Scholarly Academic (SA) qualifications.
Service: The Koch Chair is expected to help serve the College by serving on committees, curricula design, sitting on EPhD student dissertation committees, strengthening existing and creating new relationships with the entrepreneurship community, and assuming other duties as assigned or needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with various teaching methods or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
- Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity and commitment to collegiality.
- An earned doctorate, ABD status, or significant progress toward earning a doctorate, in business administration, entrepreneurship, management, or a closely related field from an AACSB- or EQUIS-accredited school.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct quality practice-based research in entrepreneurship or management, using rigorous quantitative or qualitative research methods.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching necessary for the appropriate rank across the dimensions of meeting student needs and expectations, fulfilling teaching commitments, and engaging in continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated teaching and mentoring excellence or work experience in entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.
- Demonstrated ability to write, speak, and perform within a diverse, global business environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of lean startup and organic growth methodologies.
- Real-world experience in launching 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.
Varies on teaching schedule and service commitments. Evenings and weekends as needed.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.
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.
The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $140,000, depending on rank.
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:
2. Cover Letter
3. One-page statement describing how the candidate’s teaching and/or service contributes to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence (https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan).
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.