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Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Practice - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Texas Christian University

Job Description

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Neeley School of Business at TCU invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Professional Practice position. The faculty line requires a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and innovation or a closely related field but is not a tenure track position. The position entails teaching 12 credit hours per semester (4-4) at the undergraduate and MBA level, providing high-level service to the University and discipline, interacting with business leaders, and performing other faculty responsibilities. There are also opportunities for summer teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to enhancing the professional environment in the Neeley School. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate and have relevant experience in teaching entrepreneurship and innovation. Evidence of a solid track record and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The position includes service responsibilities: undergraduate and graduate curriculum/program development, university, school and department committees and other duties as needed. Applicants will not be evaluated on the basis of their research, and there are no expectations of research productivity for re-appointment. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department Details:

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers an undergraduate major and minor, and an MBA emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation. TCU is ranked #28 Entrepreneurship program in US News and World Report, #35 Best MBA in the world for entrepreneurship by Poets & Quants, and #6 in the world for entrepreneurship research productivity. The Institute of Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers co-curricular activities for students such as Values & Ventures, CREATE, Horned Frog Investment Network, Neeley NIL and other programs. These activities have been granted three consecutive awards from the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

School/College Description:

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, and Marketing. 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.


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.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

Applicants should attach the following to the online application: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a teaching portfolio consisting of at least: a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of diversity, and course evaluations/summary information about student ratings for recently taught college-level business courses, and (3) the names of three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2022. Interviews will be conducted at the Academy of Management conference in Seattle in August 2022 and/or via Zoom. The starting date for the position is August, 2023.

AA/EEO Statement:

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.

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