Chair Professor of Management
Louisiana Tech University
United States

Chair of Management

Louisiana Tech University seeks an innovative, research-focused, and student-centered collaborative leader to serve as the McGehee Eminent Scholar Chair starting September 1, 2024. Successful candidates are expected to enhance the research status of the College of Business, provide leadership within the undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, and support entrepreneurial initiatives in the College, across the University, and in the region as a means of developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Eminent Scholar will also provide general guidance to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. As a way of ensuring these broad entrepreneurship goals are met, the chairperson will report to and work in collaboration with the Dean of the College of Business in meeting the College’s strategic goals as it pertains to Entrepreneurship.

 

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Entrepreneurship or a closely related field from an AACSB-accredited College of Business program
  • A well-established research agenda in Entrepreneurship with ongoing projects targeting top-tier journals
  • Evidence of strong teaching and mentorship in Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate- and graduate-levels
  • Willingness to work with students, faculty, and business professionals in the region in order to further promote and grow the Entrepreneurship programs

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Start-up experience, particularly in technology/intellectual property-driven enterprises
  • Willingness to collaborate on grant writing is a plus

 

Position Locale

Louisiana Tech University is committed to quality in research, teaching, creative endeavors, public service, and economic development. Through market-responsive academic programs, impactful scholarship, and a student-focused culture, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business graduates business and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurially minded, and analytically and technologically skilled for a globally competitive marketplace. Building on a vibrant community of life-long learners, our graduates are prepared to positively impact business and society.

 

Accredited by AACSB International, the College of Business serves approximately 1,700 students across eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, and Doctor of Business Administration. Along with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology and numerous centers of excellence, the University has two incubators, one Accelerator, and two 42,000 s/f, multi-tenant facilities designed to support the demands of high-tech companies.

 

Located in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech is part of a growing community offering excellent family living conditions, including high-quality schools and medical facilities. Ruston is on I-20, 30 miles west of Monroe, LA, and 65 miles east of Shreveport, LA.

 

Applicants

Interested candidates should electronically submit: 1) a cover letter describing how their experience and scholarship fit the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above, 2) a recent curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4) copies of the most recent student teaching evaluations, and 5) names and contact information for three professional references. Salary for this position is AACSB-competitive.

 

For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

 

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process. This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may also be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

 

Further questions can be sent to the Head of the Search Committee.

 

Head of Search Committee:

Dr. Jeffrey J. Haynie

Herbert McElveen Associate Professor of Management

Department Head, Management

College of Business

P.O. Box 10318

Ruston, LA 71272

(318) 257-2504

jhaynie@latech.edu

 


Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

 

Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.

 

Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.

 

 

Note to Applicant:

 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

  

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  


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