Quinnipiac University's School of Business invites applications for the Carlton Highsmith Endowed Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The University seeks an ambitious, accomplished, energetic, inclusive, collaborative, future-oriented and innovative leader to expand Quinnipiac's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Business Innovation Hub, across the university, in the local community and throughout the state and region, to lead development of educational experiences for students with a commitment to ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible businesses and organizations. The Highsmith Chair will be a prominent leader in Quinnipiac's interdisciplinary Business Innovation Hub, an incubator that provides students with real-work, and immersive learning opportunities that have impact on the region, communities and neighborhoods and solve real-world social, environmental and technological problems.
The Chair will collaborate with the Dean and other university leaders to realize our educational mission and generate resources and support for entrepreneurial ventures at the university through lifelong learning, certificate programs, partnerships, grants, and fundraising.
We seek accomplished candidates who have made significant contributions to practice and thoughtful leadership in entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Successful candidates will have a track record of teaching and mentoring budding entrepreneurs, have entrepreneurial experience themselves and a proven ability to envision, initiate and lead partnerships and externally focused, field-based initiatives.
The Highsmith Chair is a 3-year, 12-month appointment that is renewable. Candidates with an earned doctorate and demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching and service may be considered for a tenure track faculty appointment.
About the School:
The Quinnipiac University School of Business offers twelve undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs, a graduate certificate in health care compliance, a five-year BS/MBA program and an innovative 3+1 accelerated BS/MBA program. The School of Business is AACSB accredited and its Accounting programs recently earned separate AACSB Accounting accreditation. USNWR has ranked the school's online MBA program #35, its online Graduate programs #22. USNWR also awarded the business school a #9 ranking for online graduate programs for Veterans. The school's 1,575 undergraduate and 600 graduate students are taught by 54 dedicated full-time business faculty who pride themselves on their practice-oriented, innovative, and engaging teaching styles. High-quality academic programs, comprehensive internship and career development programs, and extensive leadership and service opportunities mean that employers seek out Quinnipiac School of Business graduates.
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, a statement of interest, teaching evaluations and samples of teaching/public speaking and/or links to teaching or business presentations.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
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