The Management Department in the Gordon Ford College of Business is seeking applications for a nine-month, full-time position commencing in Fall 2020, for an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. The position will be for a 2-year term and is renewable based upon satisfactory performance, sufficient enrollment, programmatic need, and available resources. [ET1] The anticipated start date for this position would be August 15, 2020.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Teach twelve hours (4 courses) each semester during the regular academic year. Courses the successful candidate may be asked to teach include, basic entrepreneurship, business modeling, small business management, innovation management, and other courses within the entrepreneurship curriculum.
- Assist with coaching students in business model and business plan competitions and travel with students to competitions (as needed).
- Help create and execute programming hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, both on campus and in the community.
- Advise the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO).
- Participate in outreach opportunities within the community.
Other service activities may include service to the department, college, university, industry and professional groups, and/or outreach to the surrounding community.
The entrepreneurship major and minor are housed in the Management Department in the Gordon Ford College of Business. Entrepreneurship faculty offices are located in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which provides programming and activities across the entire campus. The basic entrepreneurship course in the entrepreneurship curriculum is part of the Colonnade Systems Curriculum, and as such reaches approximately 600 students across face-to-face and online formats each academic year. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosts speaker series events, spreads entrepreneurial awareness across campus through guest speaking engagements, holds pitch and business model competitions, as well as various other activities throughout the year. Job Requirements:
- MBA or master's degree in a related discipline.
- Business experience, experience starting or managing entrepreneurial ventures, consulting related to small business start-up or expansion, or prior experience in developing and teaching entrepreneurship curriculum.
We especially encourage applications from candidates who can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus and who can advise and mentor all members of our student body. Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.