Babson College invites nominations and applications for the inaugural appointment of the Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership.
THE ARTHUR M. BLANK SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP:
In November 2019, Babson College and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced a groundbreaking collaboration to advance and amplify values-driven entrepreneurial leadership on a global scale. With a $50 million investment from the Blank Family Foundation, Babson will establish the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership (AMBSEL).
The new school will create opportunities for the entire Babson community to lead change, solve global problems, and create sustainable value across business and society through learning, teaching, research, and engagement in entrepreneurial practice. The School will more fully integrate and leverage Babson's extraordinary faculty across disciplines, as well as its centers and institutes, to deliver a more impactful, transdisciplinary learning experience.
The Blank School will be defined by entrepreneurial action and values-based leadership and will adhere to Arthur Blank's six core leadership principles: put people first, listen and respond, include everyone, innovate continuously lead by example, and give back to others.
The Foundation's transformative gift will establish an endowment in support of the Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership, who will directly report to and partner with the CEO of the AMBSEL. The Blank Professor will build a network of scholars, practitioners, and innovators who be leaders in academic and applied scholarship, and in facilitating life transforming learning experiences for Babson students and participants of learning of all backgrounds.
The Babson community has engaged in a robust strategic planning process resulting in the College's commitment to empowering entrepreneurial leaders and building the most impactful, global entrepreneurial ecosystem. These strategic themes—and the impact they will make on lives, businesses, and community are resonating with donors and this historic support from the Blank family is a major investment in the College's strategic vision to expand partnerships that enable experiential learning and giving back to the community; increase access and diversity; and amplify the impact Babson's people, programs, and research have on businesses and communities. More information about the strategic planning process can be found here: https://www.babson.edu/about/presidents-office/strategic-planning/
The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly and practical experience in a field related to entrepreneurial leadership, and will have demonstrated an outstanding capacity for developing innovative curricular and co-curricular programs. The Blank Professor will have demonstrated success crossing disciplinary boundaries and engaging people successfully across cultures.
The successful candidate will hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (Tenured or Clinical), with an appropriate terminal degree such as PhD or DBA. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties include teaching, research and program development at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or executive levels, and professional service within the College and community. The Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership will be a leader of Babson College's work in entrepreneurial leadership and will be an important member of the team building Babson's reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Expectations for the Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership:
• In collaboration with the CEO, advance the goals of the AMBSEL. • Secure additional financial resources required for self-sufficiency and sustainability of the AMBSEL by engaging with the CEO in fundraising and grant writing that will support the School; and its programs and affiliated centers and institutes. • Take the lead in developing, managing, and stewarding a network of scholars (at Babson and outside Babson) who are affiliated with the AMBSEL. • Collaborate with the CEO in developing, managing, and stewarding a network of institutional partners who are affiliated with the Center. • Develop and deliver education / training programs – to be delivered through various partners internal to Babson and within the Babson extended network — that will advance entrepreneurial leadership globally in all contexts. • Direct the AMB Scholars program — through which Babson students annually develop scholarly outputs related to entrepreneurial leadership in general and in particular to the Principles of Leadership developed by Arthur M. Blank. • Collaborate with Babson faculty who lead research projects associated with the AMBSEL Centers and Institutes, including but not limited to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the Diana Project and the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurial Practices project. • Dedicate the time and energy expected of a Babson endowed chair for service leadership related to AMBSEL strategic initiatives. • To collaborate with the CEO in engaging with the AMBSEL Council of Strategic Advisers. • To teach three courses per year at Babson in a way that meets or exceeds teaching performance expectations. • To produce the quantity and quality of scholarly outputs expected of a Babson endowed chair. Position Requirements
We are looking for an accomplished teacher/scholar with: • Passion about teaching and a proven track record of teaching excellence and innovative curriculum development; • Depth in scholarly expertise that will add to the intellectual community of the College; • Willingness to lead and collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines to design and teach courses in an integrated, cross-disciplinary context; • Curiosity about and facility with technology and the possibility of teaching in a blended/online environment; • Skills to navigate and embrace complexity, ambiguity, and change; • Experience in teaching, service, and scholarship in ways that will enhance the college's commitment to diversity and inclusion; and • Engagement as a helpful colleague who is committed to the success of Babson College.
Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
The earliest appointment date is August 15, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.
Only applications submitted online will be considered. Please send your application letter, a current CV, up to two refereed published articles, evidence of your teaching excellence, copies of teaching evaluations, and up to three references to: https://babson.peopleadmin.com/postings/search
About the Arthur M. Blank Foundation and Profile of Arthur M. Blank
Babson College, located fourteen miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson's dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students develop multidimensional abilities that prepare them to make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world. Babson College has nearly 2,300 full-time undergraduate students and more than 900 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly talented and diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 78 countries. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide. We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.