The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, UNLV Lee Business School [R0117901]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
The Lee Business School is AACSB accredited and is home to approximately 85 faculty and 4,000 students, including 500 graduate students. The position will be affiliated with the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Lee Business School. The mission of the Troesh Center is to discover, teach, and share seminal research on entrepreneurship and innovation, including the fundamental role of entrepreneurial firms in society and the impact of institutional and public policies on entrepreneurship.
The Troesh Center is an NSF I-Corps Site, runs the student-led Rebel Venture Fund, and hosts the Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition.
The Troesh Center currently works with the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology to administer a major and a minor in entrepreneurship, as well as a new venture management concentration within the MBA program. These programs have resulted in many business plan competition wins and multiple startups. In 2017, the Troesh Center received a $4 million gift from Dennis Troesh and the Charles Koch Foundation to further its efforts to conduct, teach, and share research on entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Consistent with its distinction as a city that continually reinvents itself, Las Vegas has developed a vibrant entrepreneurship community. Supporting its reputation as a world leader in tourism, over 42 million people visited Las Vegas in 2016, and over six million delegates attended over 21 thousand conventions, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which hosted an astounding 177,393 visitors. Given its vibrant hospitality and construction sectors, and other recent initiatives including the creation of a downtown Innovation District, Las Vegas provides an unparalleled environment for individuals interested in entrepreneurship research and practice. With no state tax, many opportunities for tax breaks, and a designation as one of the top states in which to incorporate, Nevada is also an ideal place to launch new ventures.
Living in Las Vegas: UNLV is located in a major metropolitan area with a population of 2.2 million. Faculty members generally live in thriving Las Vegas master-planned communities known for their family-friendly environment, beautiful parks, miles of jogging and bike trails, and more sunshine than almost any other city in the United States. Food, shopping, and entertainment opportunities are unmatched; yet, residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living compared to other major cities such as San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, or New York. Las Vegas is home to three professional sports teams (Las Vegas Raiders of NFL starting in 2020, Vegas Golden Knights of NHL, and Las Vegas Aces of WNBA). Las Vegas is near Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Mount Charleston, and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and within comfortable driving distances of other metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Attractions such as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon are within easy driving distances as well.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Lee Business School (LEE) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is seeking applicants for a 9-month tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin in January or August 2020. Requirements of the position include conducting research leading to high-quality refereed publications and performing service activities for the center, school, university and profession. This position involves teaching undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in entrepreneurship and related areas such as strategy, innovation, entrepreneurial finance or economics of entrepreneurship. The normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 12 credit hours a year.
All interested applicants must have a Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited university. The focus of our search will be on experienced assistant professors or individuals with a promising research portfolio. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Current faculty members have published in management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, and in economics and finance journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. Current faculty have also published in entrepreneurship journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Expectations are that the new faculty member will similarly publish in premier journals. Our faculty also hold senior editorial positions with leading business and entrepreneurship journals.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
UNLV offers an attractive benefits package that includes a generous state contribution to a defined contribution retirement plan. In addition, Nevada does not have a state income tax, and UNLV employees do not pay Social Security tax. Position is contingent upon funding
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Review of candidates’ materials will begin in September 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Yong Li, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully