Entrepreneurship: Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University School of Business has a strong culture of innovation and nowhere is this more evident than in our Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy.  The department seeks a dynamic and innovative individual for the newly created Carlton Highsmith Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Quinnipiac’s B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management seeks to become a nationally recognized program, and the endowed chair will play a vital leadership role in achieving this goal.  The School of Business is AACSB Accredited. 

For information about the department visit: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/business/entrepreneurship  


In addition to teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate program and maintaining a strong and active research agenda in the field of entrepreneurship, the endowed chair will extend outreach to build relationships with other programs on campus (e.g. the new medical school, engineering school, etc.) and the business community. The chair will manage the budget associated with the endowed chair position, and will develop supplemental programs to support student achievement and entrepreneurial activity.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Minumum requirements include:  

A Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an accredited institution in innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic management, or germane academic specialty.

An active research and publication record in top-tier journals in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, or strategic management that will warrant appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor.

A history of high-quality teaching in innovation, entrepreneurship, or strategic management, preferably at an AACSB-accredited institution.

Professional experience as an entrepreneur is a major plus.

Take the Lead and Make an Impact.  


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include ONLY:

1. a CV/resume and

2. a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Effective date of employment will be August 1, 2014, or when filled.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Job Code  2013-1399  

Keyword Phrases

  • new programs
  • diversity
  • spirit of community
  • Entrepreneurship
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter