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Professor of Practice Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship - Archive
Lundquist College of Business

Posting: 11482
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-09-12

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

The LCE was founded in 1989 to inspire, educate and empower entrepreneurs through experiential learning.  Since then it has gained a national reputation, as reflected in high rankings by Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week; USASBE Award winner; Success magazine).  The jewels in its crown are the Top-rated New Venture Championship (NVC)  competition and the Technology Entrepreneurship Program (TEP).  The former brings competing teams to Oregon from all over the world. In turn, Oregon teams compete (often successfully) in national and international new venture investment competitions. TEP brings together teams comprised of law, science and business students to screen and develop technological product concepts. TEP is part of Venture Launch Pathway, an experiential learning opportunity for MBA students consisting of the following four phases: 1) Entrepreneurship Seminar, 2) Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, 3) Technology Entrepreneurship Program (TEP), 4) New Venture Planning, and 5) Venture Startup 1 & 2. These programs have fostered a number of successful startup ventures and dramatically enhanced the innovation skill sets of these LCE graduates in more traditional business organizations.

Professor of Practice Role and Qualifications

In general the “Professor of the Practice” is a non-tenure track position intended to provide eminently qualified academic, business, or government leaders with the positioning and respect that is customarily extended to faculty members who hold tenure.  This designation represents an effective and meaningful way for LCB to involve accomplished professionals who seek a position within a leading research university that does not fit the tenure track model. They:

  • will be distinguished academicians and practitioners who have had a major impact on fields important to LCB’s teaching and research programs, and who are committed to enhancing LCB’s programs and reputation.
  • will have substantial bases of experience, normally of at least 10-15 years, and a national/international reputation for excellence
  • will serve as liaisons between industry or government and LCB in identifying teaching and research opportunities that support the public interest and societal needs. 
  • will teach center-related courses.  

In a nutshell the successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

1)      The ability to span boundaries between academics and practitioners.  This requires that previous experience, reputation, and personal presentation are sufficient to gain the respect of tenure track faculty.  It also requires that the candidate respects those who engage in academic research related to entrepreneurship and innovation.

2)      The Professor of Practice will bring reputational associations that enhance the reputation of the college. This includes a strong network of business contacts and a national/international reputation for excellence.

3)      The ability to translate entrepreneurial experience into the classroom.  The Professor of Practice will teach courses related to undergraduates and MBAs and will advise students individually and in small groups. While curricular decisions are the responsibility of Tenure track faculty, the Professor of Practice will provide advice on curriculum.

4)      We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Compensation and FTE

The Lundquist College of Business will offer a competitive salary and a superior benefits package.  FTE:  Flexible:  half-time (.50) to full-time (1.0) preferred. Two-year renewable contract.

Appointment Start Date:        September 16, 2012


Individuals interested in this position should: provide a cover letter with resume summarizing education and relevant professional/work experience, and three (3) names of professional references to LCEPOP@lcbmail.uoregon.edu.  The review of applications will begin January 31, 2012 and will continue until position is filled.  For additional information please email LCEPOP@lcbmail.uoregon.edu.

Finalist must successfully complete a criminal background check.

For additional information on The Lundquist College of Business please go to http://lcb.uoregon.edu

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