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Rank: Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship
Assignment: Louisiana Tech University seeks innovative, engaging and visionary candidates of strong reputation and experience commensurate with the position. The Chair is expected to engage in scholarly entrepreneurship research leading to publication in top tier journals, to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship students, to provide leadership to doctoral students, and to develop the entrepreneurship program’s external visibility. Supporting cross-campus entrepreneurial initiatives, collaboration with University centers which assist new and established enterprises, and support for the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem is expected. The Position will report to the Dean of the College of Business.
Position Status: Subject to final budgetary approval, effective September 2017.
Qualifications: Ph.D./DBA in Entrepreneurship or related discipline from an AACSB International accredited program, established reputation in Entrepreneurship research, commitment to teaching and mentorship, willingness to collaborate in cross-disciplinary research and grant writing are required. Start- up experience, particularly in technology/intellectual property driven enterprises, and ability to be involved with regional and economic development organizations are strongly valued.
Locale: Louisiana Tech University is located on the I-20 Corridor and is actively collaborating with regional partners to support the leading edge of innovation and entrepreneurship. LA Tech has taken a leadership role in stimulating a technology-driven economy for North Louisiana. Our strengths in business, engineering, and multidisciplinary research, coupled with advanced facilities that support scientific research, has resulted in a burst of new intellectual properties at the University since 2004 and our commercialization process is becoming a model for tech transfer. We are a medium-sized university (approximately 11,000 students) whose College of Business is located in a three year old facility currently undergoing expansion. Along with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology and numerous centers of excellence, the University has two incubators, one Accelerator, and a 42,000 s/f,
multi-tenant facility designed to support demands of 24/7 high-tech companies. Ruston, Louisiana is a pleasant community offering excellent family living conditions, quality schools, and medical facilities. Ruston is thirty miles west of Monroe and sixty-five miles east of Shreveport.
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