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Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship (Open Rank)

  • 1.  Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship (Open Rank)

    Posted 08-01-2022 17:32

    The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, seeks applicants for clinical and practice-based (non-tenure track) faculty positions in entrepreneurship. Ranks and titles vary dependent upon entrepreneurial experience and educational qualifications. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with proven teaching and entrepreneurial experience.

    The positions are full-time, multi-year, renewable appointments, beginning in August 2023, with a starting annual teaching load equivalent to six courses per year. Substantial service supporting our co-curricular entrepreneurship programming or administrative appointments within Marshall may result in course release after the first year. We welcome applications from candidates with a wide array of backgrounds and interests but are especially seeking those capable of teaching courses on emerging technologies or entrepreneurial finance.

    The Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is a national leader in entrepreneurship education and research. Our faculty is composed of a diverse mix of highly regarded practitioners and researchers. The Greif Center prioritizes student outcomes and teaching excellence at its core: our faculty have won national teaching awards for excellence in entrepreneurship education. We also encourage, support, and have been recognized for high-quality entrepreneurship research. In addition to offering courses in the Marshall School's undergraduate and MBA programs, we offer specialized graduate degree programs in social entrepreneurship (MSSE) and entrepreneurship and innovation (MSEI).

    Greif faculty take pride in our work to promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and we welcome candidates who help students explore the intersection of entrepreneurship with their unique personal experiences.

    Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications, and the initial contract length ranges from two to four years based on rank, with the strong expectation that the contract will be renewed if performance expectations are met or exceeded. Employee benefits for full-time faculty are excellent and include tuition assistance for qualifying children and spouses at USC and other participating universities.

    Qualified candidates should apply through the AOM Career Services platform. We will conduct initial interviewing both at the AoM Annual Meeting and in the Fall. 

    Required documents for these positions include 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae that specifies teaching, research, and work experience alongside education; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (please include student evaluation results and sample syllabi), and 4) contact information for three references.  Specific details for uploading documents are provided after clicking on the "apply" link.  For questions about the positions, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Dan Wadhwani, at dwadhwani@marshall.usc.edu.

    USC is an equal opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

    USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international, and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall's 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 10 business schools in the world. For more information about the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, please go to: http://www.marshall.usc.edu.

    The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family."

    Preferred qualifications for a clinical faculty position include:

    • Superior teaching and communication skills, with demonstrated excellence in teaching entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate and/or graduate students
    • Practical work experience relevant to entrepreneurship (founder, manager, investor, corporate entrepreneur, social entrepreneur)
    • Experience and fluency in emerging technologies/high tech or entrepreneurial finance
    • Doctoral (or another terminal) degree with entrepreneurship or business-related publications a plus

    Daniel Wadhwani
    University of Southern California