Collegiate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 30, 2021

Job Description

The Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship position with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in technology entrepreneurship and/or innovation management. This is an open-rank (assistant, associate, full), academic year (9-month), position. A candidate's experience and credentials will be the basis for the determination of the rank of appointment. The faculty member is expected to teach courses related to entrepreneurship and innovation, project management, data analytics, technology management, and related areas. This is a non-tenure track position and not intended for tenure transfer, but advancement in rank is achievable, and multi-year contracts, ranging from three to seven years, are available. For more details on the Collegiate Professor Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the following site: https://faculty.vt.edu/promotion-tenure.html.

The Collegiate Professor will be expected to teach between 12-18 credit hours per year, depending upon one’s research portfolio and service-related work. The Collegiate Professor is expected to publish journal articles, cases, book chapters, and practice-focused articles in peer-reviewed outlets including high-quality academic, pedagogy-focused, and/or practice-oriented outlets. We are seeking candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service can contribute to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the Pamplin College of Business community.

Virginia Tech's 2021 #25 ranking in the Princeton Review's top undergraduate programs in entrepreneurship underscores the rapid growth of the Department of Management’s education, research, and engagement programs in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is one of the three concentration options within the undergraduate program in Management. The Department also has a cross-campus, interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Growth. Graduate programs include graduate courses and certificates in digital entrepreneurship and innovation, artificial intelligence, and technology strategy in the Master of Information Technology (https://vtmit.vt.edu) program and in the Online, Professional, and Executive MBA Programs (https://mba.vt.edu).

The Department of Management has world-class faculty who conduct research in entrepreneurship, technology strategy, and innovation management. Virginia Tech recently won the top award at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for exceptional contributions in entrepreneurship research. The Department of Management consists of 30 full-time faculty members with an impressive range of research and teaching expertise across core sub-areas in the field of management.

Virginia Tech's $1B+ Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia (https://vt.edu/innovationcampus/index.html), the Innovation Center in Hampton Roads (http://innovateattechcenterva.com/), and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke (https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu), are all key initiatives in a long-term institutional strategy to build world-class research and educational programs in technology entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity (https://vt.edu/cciblueprint/index.html), space entrepreneurship, engineering, and innovation (https://www.space.vt.edu), biomedical engineering and translational medicine (https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu). These initiatives are supported by numerous public/private partnerships sponsored by Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth of Virginia, numerous federal agencies, high-growth startups, and leading global companies.

The Collegiate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship will interact closely with other members of the transdisciplinary Stakeholder Committee on Creativity and Innovation of Virginia Tech. Creativity and Innovation (C&I) is one of the transdisciplinary areas of focus within the Virginia Tech Destination Areas designed to enhance cross-disciplinary research and teaching relating to complex problems that impact the human condition.
(https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas/areas_of_focus/da_ci.html)

Part of the mission of the C&I focus area is to build and strengthen creative communities, support economic development, and enhance the quality of life through self-sustaining and entrepreneurial activities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the C&I Destination Area.

The position will be based on the Blacksburg campus, which is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. Blacksburg's beauty and temperate climate is attractive to many. Blacksburg is ranked as one of the top places in America to raise children. Blacksburg also has high-quality schools (K12) as well as a relatively low cost of living. Additional teaching opportunities for highly qualified candidates exist in several highly ranked graduate programs based in our Northern Virginia Campus

Virginia Tech is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities, including women and underrepresented minority candidates. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact McKinna Blankenship (mckinpg@vt.edu, 540-231-6353) with any questions.

The Pamplin College of Business affirms strategic and intentional efforts that challenge the status quo and promote the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging of all stakeholders. We are committed to people excellence and building a model inclusive community that embrace academic excellence and cultural humility broadly. While Pamplin has observed paramount progress toward advancing issues of diversity over the past decade, we are transcending with a renewed, data-driven focus to seize opportunities that address diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues of the 21st century.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have (1) Ph.D. degree in Business or in a STEM-related field with proven work experience in technology entrepreneurship and/or innovation management; (2) Experience in teaching entrepreneurship, technology management, innovation, or related areas; (3) Evidence of research in entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, technology management, or related areas; (4) the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the college and university.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have: (1) Demonstrated background in technology entrepreneurship/management with a focus in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, biomedical engineering and/or translational medicine, commercial space exploration and/or transportation, or other leading-edge technical fields is strongly preferred; (2) Demonstrated success in teaching at college/university level in entrepreneurship, creativity, and/or technology and innovation management; (3) Demonstrated success in publishing research on technology entrepreneurship and/or innovation management in both academic peer-reviewed journals and practice-oriented outlets; (4) Experience in managing technology-based startups in new, corporate, or public sector ventures; (5) Experience in interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech's university-wide, multidisciplinary focus on creativity and innovation.
Review begin date is August 10, 2021, and applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all questions regarding the recruitment process and/or nature of the position to the chair of the search committee: Dr. David Townsend, Union Junior Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship. Email: dtown@vt.edu.

Pay Band

N/A

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

8/10/2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact McKinna Blankenship at mckinpg@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.