Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Entrepreneurship
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: 4200382
Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Entrepreneurship
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The Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship position beginning in August 2024. The position includes teaching undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship courses. Our Social Entrepreneurship courses focus on practical application of business skills to tackle social, political, economic, and environmental problems locally, domestically, and internationally; the UN Sustainable Development Goals are integrated throughout our coursework. The normal teaching load will be six courses a year, typically three courses per semester.
We seek a candidate having graduate coursework, research, and/or professional experience demonstrating the ability to teach our operations/supply chain management course called Ethical Sourcing, People, and the Planet; additionally, the ability to teach our strategy capstone course called Planning & Implementation for Social Entrepreneurship, and/or our Financing Social Entrepreneurship course is highly desirable. Ability to teach other social entrepreneurship (SE-prefix) core courses, such as our introductory course Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change, is an asset. Having expertise to develop new social entrepreneurship electives focusing on digital technology, sustainability practices, data analytics for social enterprise, or innovation management is an asset. Demonstrating the ability to link one's own practical experience with social entrepreneurship to classroom learning strategies is an asset. In addition to curriculum development, the position requires participation in assurance of learning (AOL), academic advising, research, and service activities; advising and college-level service activities are not required the first year. The ability and willingness to develop and sustain an active research agenda and output is expected.
The minimum requirement is a doctorate in Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, or a closely affiliated discipline, preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution - ABDs will be considered. Some college-level undergraduate teaching and practical experience is highly desirable. Experience as a social entrepreneur/entrepreneur is highly desirable.
Candidates must have the ability to develop and deliver curriculum; meet the demands of the position in a timely manner; and assess student learning outcomes. In addition, candidates should have strong oral and written communication, strong interpersonal, and strong teamwork skills. Rollins expects inclusion of high impact teaching practices. Social Entrepreneurship courses are interdisciplinary, require active learning strategies (not lecture-reliant), and involve such practices as: out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, community engagement projects, human centered design-thinking, business model canvas projects, public poster sessions, and pitch competitions. Ability and willingness to embed these course components is expected. Demonstrated experience with human-centered design thinking, the business model canvas, and community engaged teaching is an asset.
The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.
The Department of Social Entrepreneurship provides distinctive opportunities by offering an AACSB-accredited Social Entrepreneurship major, in addition to a Social Entrepreneurship minor. The Social Entrepreneurship major was designated 2018 semi-finalist for the most prestigious social entrepreneurship education award across the globe, the Ashoka U Innovation Award.
Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of “America's Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at www.rollins.edu.
Minimum Qualifications and Education:
PhD degree in Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, or related business area (ABD will be considered)
Having graduate coursework, research, and/or professional experience demonstrating the ability to teach our Financing Social Entrepreneurship course and/or our Ethical Sourcing, People, and the Planet course (operations/supply chain) and the ability to contribute other areas of the SE curriculum
Experience teaching at undergraduate college level
Demonstrated ability to publish academic articles
Strong oral and written communications skills
Successful experience with diverse populations
Excellent interpersonal skills
PhD degree in Social Entrepreneurship is strongly preferred
Practical experience is highly desirable
Ability to teach using an interdisciplinary approach
Ability to develop SE-related electives in digital technology, sustainability, data analytics, or innovation
Familiarity with human-centered design thinking
Familiarity with Business Model Canvas
Familiarity with liberal arts teaching environment
Experience incorporating community engagement into courses
Experience with experiential learning strategies
Preference given to PhD from accredited AACSB University
Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:
Letter of interest - Please specify which social entrepreneurship courses you are able to teach, and provide a summary of recent course/teaching evaluations (if applicable). Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. Please discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
One sample social entrepreneurship course outline and/or syllabus of topics you would cover.
Provide three reference names and email addresses on application
*Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Priority review will be given to applications received before July 1, 2023.
Inquiries can be directed to: Tonia Warnecke Chair - Search Committee, Social Entrepreneurship firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:
Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.
Benefits & Perks:
Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
FREE On-Campus Parking
FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)