University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — Karl A. and Lillian Bostrom Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites outstanding scholars to apply for the Karl A. and Lillian Bostrom Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation to begin in the Fall of 2021. We are seeking an Entrepreneurship Management scholar who possesses a superior academic record that includes significant research contributions and a strong commitment to teaching excellence to enhance our current faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

With expertise and leadership gained from a distinguished career of progressive experiences, the qualified candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Business or a closely related field, majoring in Entrepreneurship/Management or an allied area.  Required qualifications also include an outstanding record of publications in top peer-reviewed journals and a strong research pipeline.  Additionally, evidence of teaching excellence along with a strong interest to teach courses in Entrepreneurship is required.  Preferred qualifications include a history of high-impact research publications and engagement with the business community. High preference will be given to candidates who are nationally and/or internationally recognized for leadership in the field. 

The Karl A. and Lillian Bostrom Professor will function as a champion and catalyst at the Lubar School of Business to raise awareness and interest among students and the academic community regarding the crucial roles that entrepreneurship and innovation play in the success of the U.S. economy. Responsibilities will include providing leadership in the areas of generation and dissemination of knowledge and educational offerings pertinent to entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation. As a key member in our Management area, the Professor will engage with the regional business/startup community and the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center to promote the Bostrom Center for Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a foremost research organization. Additionally, the professor will lead efforts in launching new programs in Entrepreneurship as well as engage with graduate and doctoral students as a mentor to advance research that will enhance knowledge of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business competitiveness.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a premier public urban university committed to academic excellence.  Located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin, the campus is in a pleasant residential neighborhood only a few blocks from Lake Michigan.  UW-Milwaukee is one of the nation’s top 131 research universities (R-1 status) as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and has enrollment close to 26,000.   The campus is the home to the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, an entity that promotes entrepreneurship on campus and in the region.  The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, known for superior scholarly research and academic programs, is accredited by AACSB International since 1970.  It offers BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and PhD degree programs.  With doctorates from some of the country’s leading universities, full-time Faculty bring an impressive range of expertise to the Lubar School and their research has gained recognition in national and international rankings.  Additionally, our MBA and undergraduate programs are ranked regionally and nationally for excellence. Further information is available at our Web site: http://www.lubar.uwm.edu/

Candidates seeking consideration must apply at https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30280 and submit application materials electronically to include: cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, with information on courses taught and teaching evaluations.  Also provide a list of three references and their contact information.  Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, please submit your electronic application by midnight (CST) on November 15, 2020.  

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer committed to increasing diversity in recruitment and retention and advancing our University as an inclusive campus. The Lubar School is committed to equity and inclusion and we are particularly interest in receiving applications form members of underrepresented groups.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Under Wisconsin’s open records law, request for confidentiality will be honored, except that the names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request.  All finalists for this position will require a criminal record review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  For information relating to the UWM Campus Security Report, see www.cleryact.uwm.edu or contact the Office of Student Life at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

For questions about this position or further information, please contact the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Professor Tailan Chi, (chit@uwm.edu) or Professor Maria Goranova (goranova@uwm.edu)

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