Belmont University

Assistant Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

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Job Summary

Title: Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship

Job Type: Tenure Track (Faculty)

Description:

The Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022. This is a new position for our interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Social Entrepreneurship, the first such major in the nation for an AACSB member.
The faculty member in this position will teach undergraduate social entrepreneurship classes such as Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, Junior internship in Social Entrepreneurship, Senior Capstone, and other courses to be determined as an outcome of curriculum revision.  In addition, s/he will collaborate with and be supported by the Cone Center for Entrepreneurship, a Princeton Review top 20-ranked entrepreneurship program, which oversees the co-curricular elements of the campus’ entrepreneurship programming.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

New campus-level opportunities are also emerging under our new President who has prioritized innovations that lead to social impact.  This includes a new grant program for innovative initiatives that link the campus with non-profit organizations, as well as support for experiential student activities that lead to community transformation.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a well-developed research agenda with promise of publishing in high quality, peer-reviewed academic journals, as well targeted journals related to the practice of social entrepreneurship.  An interest and/or experience in engaging students in undergraduate research will be considered favorably, as will teaching experience at the university level.

  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach. 
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required. 
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

 

Education: The successful candidate will have academic credentials that reflect training in liberal arts and business, and an earned doctorate in entrepreneurship, economics, sociology, or other field that links social activism and economic enterprise.

Experience: Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program. In addition, real world, practitioner experience is highly desirable.

Number of Openings: 1

Additional Information

Benefits

Please go to this page for infomration about benefits: https://www.belmont.edu/hr/prospective/benefits.html

 

How to Apply

As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.  For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” must be attached to complete the online application.  

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Details

  • Date Posted: September 10, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2022
  • Working Hours: 37.50