Research Director for Center for Entrepreneurship
ROLE of the POSITION
The Lee Business School (LBS) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a 9-month, open rank faculty position as Research Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE). This position includes a Lee Professorship. Candidates must have a business related Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited university, a strong research portfolio, excellent teaching skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. The research director will work closely with the executive director of the CFE and a support staff consisting of an executive assistant and several full-time graduate assistants. The research director will also lead efforts to hire two additional tenure track research faculty.
LBS is committed to increasing the research profile of the CFE. Current LBS faculty members publish in premier journals such as Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Finance, and The Accounting Review, among others. Expectations are that the new CFE research director will similarly publish in top tier journals, and will lead and promote publication of entrepreneurship research in such journals by other LBS faculty members. The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship courses is essential. Major grant writing experience is a plus.
In 2016, the CFE received $255,680 in NSF I-Corps Site funding. The CFE also runs the student led Rebel Venture Fund, which has been investing in new ventures since 2013. The CFE hosts the Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition, which has awarded ~$600,000 in cash and in-kind prizes since its inception in 2010. The CFE works closely with the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MET) department to administer a major and minor in entrepreneurship, as well as a new venture management concentration within the MBA program. These programs have resulted in many business plan competition wins, and multiple startups. The CFE enjoys close collaborative relationships with the College of Engineering, the UNLV Division of Research and Economic Development, and many other units on campus.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an AACSB accredited research institution. Discipline and rank are open, however a proven ability to publish top tier entrepreneurship focused research is required.