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Assistant or Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

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Position Number 38305
Class Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Management in the College of Business Administration seeks applicants for a tenure-earning assistant or tenured associate professor position in entrepreneurship. Salary, teaching load, and research support are commensurate with other major research institutions. The anticipated start date is August 2019, but an earlier start date is possible.

The Department of Management is proud of its collegiality, professionalism, and top tier-focused research productivity. Tenure track faculty includes Maureen Ambrose, Becky Bennett, Jim Combs, Rob Folger, Steve Goodman, Ron Piccolo, Marshall Schminke, Cameron Ford, Clay Posey, Shannon Taylor, Steve Whiting, Craig Crossley, Dana Joseph, Aaron McKenny, and Tang Wang. In the past five years, our faculty’s research has been published in: Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and other top management research outlets. We also offer a demanding yet supportive doctoral program that regularly places students at other research-intensive universities.

The University of Central Florida, founded in 1963, is a thriving, preeminent research university. UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities; its 13 colleges provide opportunities to 66,000 students, offering 177 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 30 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and 148 countries. Kiplinger’s ranked a UCF education as one of the nation’s best values and Forbes ranked it as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF as one of the nation’s 25 most innovative universities and rated it as their number 3 ‘Up-and-Comer’ University. UCF’s Carnegie Classification is Doctoral/Research University-Intensive.
Located in metropolitan Orlando, FL, one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, the university is able to provide distinctive learning opportunities for students through partnerships established with Central Florida businesses, industry and government. The 1,415-acre main campus is adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

Additional information about our faculty and the College of Business may be found at

Position Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research expertise in entrepreneurship.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of specialization from an AACSB-accredited institution by the start of the appointment period. (ABD’s will be considered.)

We seek candidates demonstrating strong potential for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must be pursuing a high-quality research program with the objective of publishing their work in the top management journals.

In order to be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor upon hire, the successful candidate must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor.


Preference will be given to candidates who have broad knowledge and experience within the discipline and who have demonstrated excellence in their teaching and research endeavors.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:<aef=“”> As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website,

Please upload: (1) a letter indicating your interest; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) a sample publication or working paper; (4) teaching evaluations, if available, and (5) contact information for three professional references. Applicants are encouraged to upload any additional documents they feel may be of interest to the search committee.

NOTE: Have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Please contact James Combs ( with any questions about this position. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701238
Job Open Date 03/09/2018
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Business Administration (COBA)
Department COBA-Management
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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