Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, seeks to hire a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship. This three-year, renewable position is not eligible for tenure. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) program at Lawrence was launched in 2014 to complement our students’ liberal arts education with an innovative, entrepreneurial skill set and mindset. Building on the success of the program, I&E will launch the Business and Entrepreneurship major in fall 2023. The Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of academic and co-curricular programming and show potential for leadership for the new major. The I&E program is firmly grounded in our liberal arts values and mission and provides a path for students to connect their education to creative and productive ventures in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Lawrence University has three 10-week academic terms each year, and 6 courses per year is the normal teaching load.
Teach 4 courses a year on entrepreneurship, innovation, and other related electives, including some intermediate and advanced courses
Organize a practicum experience each year (such as an ongoing student venture)
Support and mentor diverse student teams in developing entrepreneurial projects
Prepare students for participation in pitch competitions, including The Pitch, an annually held regional competition co-sponsored by Lawrence University
Participate in the implementation of the new Business and Entrepreneurship major
Support faculty who are interested in incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship into their curricula
Engage in outreach activities to cultivate and develop collaborations and initiatives that connect the broader Fox Valley community, including communities of color, with the I&E program
Prior experience with the entrepreneurial eco-system (in a startup, or as a consultant, investor, etc.)
Demonstrated teaching excellence
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a business-related or business-adjacent field preferred
Entrepreneurship related research activity is welcome and supported
We welcome applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) demonstrating interest or experience in utilizing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body, particularly as these pedagogies relate to antiracism.
Applications must include a cover letter, résumé, a teaching philosophy statement that also directly addresses the candidate’s approach to teaching entrepreneurship, evidence of teaching ability, a diversity statement on your experience related to addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in an academic setting and ways that you would contribute to these efforts at Lawrence, and contact information for three professional references. Application and supporting materials must be submitted online at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/.
For full consideration, application and materials must be submitted by January 3rd, 2023. Fully remote instructors need not apply.
Lawrence is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in our educational programs and activities or employment practices.
Lawrence University Chartered in 1847, Lawrence was among the first colleges in the U.S. to be founded co-educational. Lawrence enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and 49 countries. Lawrence is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, at the center of the Fox River Valley in the northeast part of Wisconsin. The Seeley G. Mudd Library contains nearly 450,000 book volumes; music and media collections; federal and state documents; and approximately 2,300 linear feet of archival records. More information about the library is available at http://www.lawrence.edu/library.