Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Social Entrepreneurship
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship position beginning in August 2020. 

The position includes teaching undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship courses. Our Social Entrepreneurship courses focus on practical application of business skills to tackle social, political, economic, and environmental problems locally, domestically, and internationally; the UN Sustainable Development Goals are integrated throughout our coursework.

We seek a candidate having graduate coursework, research, and/or professional experience demonstrating the ability to teach our operations/supply chain management course called Ethical Sourcing, People, and the Planet; additionally, the ability to teach our strategy capstone course called Planning & Implementation for Social Entrepreneurship, and/or our Financing Social Entrepreneurship course is highly desirable. Ability to teach other social entrepreneurship (SE-prefix) core courses, such as our introductory course Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change, is an asset. Having expertise to develop new social entrepreneurship electives focusing on digital technology, sustainability practices, data analytics for social enterprise, or innovation management is an asset. Demonstrating the ability to link one’s own practical experience with social entrepreneurship to classroom learning strategies is an asset. In addition to curriculum development, the position requires participation in assurance of learning (AOL), academic advising, research, and service activities; advising and college-level service activities are not required the first year.  The ability and willingness to develop and sustain an active research agenda and output is expected. 

The minimum requirement is a doctorate in Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, or a closely affiliated discipline, preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution – ABDs will be considered.  Some college-level undergraduate teaching and practical experience is highly desirable. Experience as a social entrepreneur/entrepreneur is highly desirable.

Candidates must have the ability to develop and deliver curriculum; meet the demands of the position in a timely manner; and assess student learning outcomes. In addition, candidates should have strong oral and written communication, strong interpersonal, and strong teamwork skills. Rollins expects inclusion of high impact teaching practices. Social Entrepreneurship courses are interdisciplinary, require active learning strategies (not lecture-reliant), and involve such practices as: out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, community engagement projects, human centered design-thinking, business model canvas projects, public poster sessions, and pitch competitions. Ability and willingness to embed these course components is expected. Demonstrated experience with human-centered design thinking, the business model canvas, and community engaged teaching is an asset.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. 

The normal teaching load will be six courses a year, typically three courses per semester. 

The Department of Social Entrepreneurship offers the first AACSB-accredited Social Entrepreneurship major in the world, in addition to a Social Entrepreneurship minor. The Social Entrepreneurship major was designated 2018 semi-finalist for the most prestigious social entrepreneurship education award across the globe, the Ashoka U Innovation Award.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins is one of only 47 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at and the Department of Social Entrepreneurship website at

Nationally recognized for our commitment to community engagement, service, and social responsibility, Rollins seeks candidates who are committed to integrating these values into their roles at the College. For more information about these efforts at Rollins, visit the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of Application: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your cover letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future. Please also specify which social entrepreneurship courses you are able to teach.
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including recent course evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy
  4. One sample social entrepreneurship course outline and/or syllabus of topics you would cover
  5. Include contact information for three references

Questions may be directed to Dr. Tonia Warnecke, Chair - Search Committee,

Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Interviews will be conducted at the Academy of Management conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in August 2019.

Priority review will be given to applications received before July 1, 2019.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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