Assistant Professor

University of South Florida

Department: Nault Center for Entrepreneurship / 0-1415-001

College/Division: Muma College of Business

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable


Postion and School Information:

The School of Marketing and Innovation at the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, Tampa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship or a related business discipline from an AACSB (or international equivalent) accredited University.

Applications are welcomed from all areas focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation research and teaching. Ideal candidates will target and publish in high quality strategy and entrepreneurship journals (AMJ, AMR, SMJ, ASQ, OrgSc, RP, JBV, ETP, SEJ, etc.) and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Teaching experience in courses related to entrepreneurship and strategy is highly desired. The position will be housed within the newly named Nault Center for Entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, the center’s master’s degree program is ranked by The Princeton Review as No. 1 in the South and No. 5 nationally for all public universities in 2023. More than 1,000 center alumni have opened approximately 300 businesses in just the past decade. Recently, the center received $10 million gift from alumnus James “Jay” Nault to rename the center as “Nault Center for Entrepreneurship”. The gift will expand pitch competitions for the center as well as innovative new educational opportunities that include creating a new living learning community, expanding the center’s mentoring program, building more “shark tank”-like competitions, and supporting potential new degree options for executives.

The School of Marketing and Innovation offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing, entrepreneurship, sports management and supply chain management including an MS/entrepreneurship, MS/marketing, MS/sport entertainment management, MS/supply chain management and Ph.D program with a concentration in marketing.   Faculty members also teach in the MBA, Executive MBA, and DBA programs. The School offers a strong mix of collegiality and scholarship along with a friendly and welcoming environment. Faculty members are research-active, with recent publications in high quality strategy and entrepreneurship journals.

The Muma College of Business operates in an exciting, vibrant, innovation-friendly environment. Over the past few years, USF received over $50 million from key donors to name the Muma College of Business, the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management and Sustainability, the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, the Collier Student Success Center, and the Nault Center for Entrepreneurship.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the assigned faculty rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Business with specialization in strategy from an AACSB (or international equivalent) accredited institution or a PhD in other related disciplines.
  • Evidence of ability to publish in top-level journals in strategy, entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Evidence of superior teaching ability.
  • Expectation that the candidate will contribute to the Nault Center of Entrepreneurship’s strategic initiatives and community outreach efforts.
  • Overall quality of the candidate as indicated by letters of reference and personal contacts.
  • Evidence of ability to make service contributions to the university and the profession.
  • Reputation of program granting the candidate’s degree.
  • Background in strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
  • Interest in applying for externally funded research.

    Information for Applicants 

    This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

    Job Opening Number: 35614

    Posting Date:  11/07/2023

    Posting End Date: 02/03/2024

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