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 2024. 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. The normal teaching load will be six courses a year, typically three courses per semester.
We seek a candidate having graduate coursework, research, and/or professional experience demonstrating the ability to teach either:
- (a) our Social Entrepreneurship Marketing core course, as well as related electives such as Social Media Marketing for Impact, Sales & Negotiation for Social Entrepreneurship, or other marketing-related elective courses relevant to students studying social entrepreneurship
- (b) our Law & Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation core course (a business law & ethics course with special emphasis on legal status options for social enterprises), as well as related electives such as Environmental Law, Community Mediation & Conflict Resolution, or other law and ethics-related electives relevant to students studying social entrepreneurship.
The candidate should also have broad and deep knowledge of social entrepreneurship and the ability to teach our introductory course Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change, a community engagement course Strategies for Changemakers, and additional SE-prefix core courses depending on secondary areas of expertise (Ethical Sourcing, People, and Planet; Financing Social Entrepreneurship; etc.).
Having qualifications in both marketing and business law is an asset. Having expertise to develop new social entrepreneurship electives focusing on digital technology, ESG management (including ISO certifications, CDP, carbon tracking, etc.), or social enterprise operations and innovation management is an asset. Having expertise to develop a course on social enterprise in Latin America & Caribbean region is an asset. Having experience with developing and integrating new community engagement partnerships and experiential learning projects into classes 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 Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, or a closely affiliated business discipline, preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution – ABDs will be considered. For the law specialization, a JD or LLM degree may substitute for a doctorate, as long as the candidate has sufficient professional and/or other coursework sufficing the requirements to teach social entrepreneurship business courses (combination of JD/MBA is preferred). 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 Department of Social Entrepreneurship provides distinctive opportunities by offering an AACSB-accredited Social Entrepreneurship major, 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.
Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at www.rollins.edu.
Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:
- Letter of interest - Please specify which social entrepreneurship courses you are able to teach, and provide a summary of recent course/teaching evaluations (if applicable). Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. Please 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 professor and a plan of continuation
- Curriculum vitae
- One sample social entrepreneurship course outline and/or syllabus of topics you would cover.
- Provide three reference names and email addresses on application
*Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Priority review will be given to applications received before July 1, 2023.
Inquiries can be directed to:
Chair – Search Committee, Social Entrepreneurship
Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:
Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.
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.