The University of North Dakota, College of Business and Public Administration, School of Entrepreneurship has a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Burwell Endowed Chair vacancy with appointment beginning Fall 2020.
The School of Entrepreneurship within the College of Business and Public Administration is a hub for innovation, where students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and launch businesses. The School currently offers both a major and certificate in Entrepreneurship. Plans to add an Entrepreneurship minor are underway as well.
While the School of Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management are two separate entities within the North Dakota University System, they operate as one department. Together, they support 6 majors with 12 full-time faculty members and several part-time faculty members.
Duties & Responsibilities
The faculty position to be filled is a full-time, tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching, research, and service/outreach. The Burwell Endowed Chair is a three-year, renewable appointment which supports excellence in research. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the School of Entrepreneurship, with duties to include a 2/2 course load (40% allocation), high quality research leading to journal publications and scholarly publications (50% allocation), and service to the School, College, University, and professional communities (10% allocation).
The successful candidate may also benefit from and contribute to existing research groups exploring the following UND identified Grand Challenge areas: (1) energy security and environmental sustainability, (2) health challenges, (3) rural health and social problems, (4) UAS developments and markets, and/or (5) big data. The School and College are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in or interest related to areas of critical importance to the State of North Dakota and the region as manifested through UND’s Grand Challenges (http://www1.und.edu/research/about/grand-challenges/index.cfm) and in alignment with UND Strategic Plan (http://www1.und.edu/strategic-planning).
The School will consider a wide range of teaching/research interests, but candidates interested in entrepreneurship research, venture initiation, venture implementation, and small and family business are encouraged to apply. Past professional experience related to entrepreneurship, such as venture ownership, significant investment stake in a venture, coaching entrepreneurs/economic development, intrapreneurship, or social enterprise/entrepreneurship is desirable. General business experience, particularly managerial, will also be favorably considered.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate with students, coworkers, and various external groups.
Ability to work with and engage students and colleagues within and outside of the School of Entrepreneurship.
An earned doctorate in Entrepreneurship or related field (ABD considered).
Evidence of teaching effectiveness in Entrepreneurship areas
Evidence of potential to develop a strong record of scholarly accomplishment in the field of Entrepreneurship and the ability to work collaboratively
Knowledge of experiential, high-impact learning practices and active learning
Successful completion of criminal history records check
Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:
Past professional experience related to entrepreneurship, such as venture ownership, significant investment stake in a venture, coaching entrepreneurs/ economic development, intrapreneurship, or social enterprise/ entrepreneurship. General business experience, particularly managerial, will also be favorably considered.
Evidence of potential to conduct scholarly research in areas supporting the University's Grand Challenges
Internal Number: 25417
About University of North Dakota
The University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) is the largest college of business in North Dakota and serves an average of 1,800 undergraduate students and 225 graduate students per year. The CoBPA is the first accredited business college in North Dakota and one of only 777 AACSB accredited business schools in the world.
The CoBPA has five departments and one school with several academic programs including 15 undergraduate programs and 4 graduate programs. CoBPA's MBA program was rated the 5th best online MBA program by Poets & Quants in 2018. More information about the college, the School of Entrepreneurship, and the Management Department can be found at
The University of North Dakota has a strong liberal arts mission and has also grown into a prominent scientific research university, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. UND was named one of the the Top 25 Most Innovative Universities by US News and World Report in 2018. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation--the National Science Foundation ranks UND as number 1...51 in the nation. As the only university in the state with graduate, law, and medical schools, UND continues to lead in educating the region's doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, and business professionals.
Grand Forks is a community of about 60,000 and is a regional center for economic and cultural activities. In 2016, Grand Forks was named the 5th best small college town by USA Today and consistently makes Liveability's list of Top 100 places to live. Grand Forks has been named "America's Best Hockey Town" for five years in a row by SmartAsset. The Grand Forks area also provides ready interstate-access to the major metro areas of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Winnipeg. Opportunities for interaction with the business community int he region are excellent and encouraged. More information about the Grand Forks community can be found at https://grandforksiscooler.com/.