Assistant Teaching Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Non Tenure Position Title Assistant Teaching Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Employment Status Full Time Months 9 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

The Department of Business in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for a full-time, nine- month, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to begin in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have a mix of teaching and practitioner expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Department of Business is a diverse and growing department serving over 200 undergraduate students majoring in Business Administration (with six specialized concentrations and four minors), Sport and Recreation Management (with 2 specialized concentrations), Marine Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability & Business. This position will directly support our Business Administration major and the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration/minor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following material:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and approach to innovation
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required of finalists)
  • For more information, please visit the Department of Business website at https: // www. or contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Austin at [email protected].

    UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE's waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city- based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE's location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE's five colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

    UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE's excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. We value student- centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, scholarship and research, and health and the environment.

    UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of different learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review , Forbes , and others. Portland is one of the nation's most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

    UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site- https: // www. additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package.


    The department is seeking to teach courses in and continue the growth and development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship programs, and to support high demand for current innovation offerings. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses including Innovation through Technology, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. The candidate will also participate in curricular assessment at all levels; academic advising; recruiting; and service to the school, college, and university.


    A master's degree in a relevant field and three years of experience teaching innovation, entrepreneurship, and/or social innovation are required. Candidates with a doctoral degree are preferred. Experience teaching management topics is also preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a minimum of 5 years of non-academic experience in a business or non-profit organization, and exceptional communication and collaboration skills.

    EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 2022F0015P

    Open Date 10/31/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

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