This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank within the Neeley School of Business. The successful candidates will begin employment in August, 2024.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate significant accomplishments in both teaching and research in entrepreneurship. Primary responsibilities will include performing high quality teaching and publishing entrepreneurship research in premier journals. Collegiality and a demonstrated ability to work with others are important. The teaching load and salary are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and will be determined in consultation with the dean.
The department provides an exceptional work environment, with highly supportive colleagues who are dedicated to the vision of being world class thought leaders. We realize this vision through excellence in research, teaching and professional service. We are seeking candidates who share in our vision and can contribute effectively to our highly productive and collaborative environment.
In recent years, the department’s programs have been ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and Business Insider. The department’s primary academic programs include an undergraduate business major and minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an MBA emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation. These programs are supported by a number of co-curricular activities offered through the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, including the Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition, Shaddock Seed Fund, Entrepreneurial Intern Scholars Program, and Entrepreneurship Club. Our faculty regularly publish in, and have editorial roles on, leading entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice) and general management journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management).
The TCU Neeley School of Business is comprised of six academic departments including Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Management and Leadership, Marketing, and Finance. The TCU Neeley School of Business has an annual enrollment of 3,248 (2021-2022) undergraduate and graduate students, 215 employees and 24,595 alumni. The Neeley School is proud to be fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for our undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, our Accounting department is among an elite number (less than 200) accredited by AACSB.
TCU Neeley has been nationally ranked in several outlets, including 19th by Poets and Quants in their recent rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Careers and Employment Opportunities was ranked at #10 in the U.S. and #1 in Texas by Poets & Quants. TCU Neeley was ranked 15th in undergraduate Entrepreneurial Studies in 2020 according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The MBA program has been ranked 45th in the U.S. by The Economist, and 1st for MBA Faculty Quality. The undergraduate supply chain program was ranked 14th in North America and the graduate supply chain program was ranked 16th in North America by Gartner. The Executive MBA program was ranked 13th in the world, 8th in the U.S. and 1st in Texas by The Economist. TCU’s accounting graduates regularly achieve the #1 CPA exam pass rate in Texas. The accounting program was ranked 20th in the U.S. for undergraduate programs and 21st among graduate programs of its size by the Public Accounting Report.
University & Fort Worth Description:
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
An earned Ph.D. (or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before employment start date) in entrepreneurship or a closely related area. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality academic journals in entrepreneurship. Demonstrated ability to teach entrepreneurship courses and evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Excellent interpersonal communication skills including verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling skills.
Applications and other documentation must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at jobs.tcu.edu. From there, click on “Find Openings” and select “Business Positions.”
Applicants should attach the following to the online application: (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae demonstrating teaching and research accomplishments in the area of entrepreneurship, (3) a writing sample, and (4) the names of three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. References will not be contacted without approval of the candidate.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Requests for additional information or assistance should be directed to:
TCU Office of Human Resources email@example.com
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.