Lyles Center for Innovation – Assistant / Associate Professor

Fresno, California, United States

Job description

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.

  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Management in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno seeks applications for one tenure-track position available beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The candidate will normally teach a maximum of 6 units per semester and actively participate in ancillary organizations, boards and/or committees that augment and support the community. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college.

The Craig School of Business (CSB) empowers future business leaders by helping our students embark on successful careers in business and economics. With approximately 3,000 majors, we offer Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration (with 12 different options) and Economics, and both a traditional and executive MBA. The CSB is the first CSU business school to receive a named endowment, a ten-million-dollar pledge from Sid and Jenny Craig, and also the first in the CSU to be accredited by AACSB, International in 1959. Our priority for engaged learning experiences is addressed through internships, mentorships, applied projects, service learning, professional events, an international program and a highly involved regional business community. The CSB offers Business Scholar and Honors programs for outstanding students who want to challenge themselves and conduct research with faculty.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) in Management or a closely-related discipline is preferred for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for continued employment in a tenure-track position the doctorate must be completed by 7/30/2018. The doctorate must be from an AACSB accredited institution (or equivalent).

Required Experience: 1) Evidence of scholarly and applied research commensurate with the accompanying assignment as the Director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; 2) Experience as a center director at a university or similar experience with a public or private entity, and 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

For appointment at the level of Associate Professor, evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels and an extensive record of scholarly research and publication commensurate with promotion to Associate Professor at California State University, Fresno, are required.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, 2) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;

How to apply

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing the three specific areas of required experience and the preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita, and; 3) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquiries, contact: Dr. William Bommer, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Craig School of Business; Department of Management; 5245 North Backer Avenue, MS PB 7; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; P: 559.278.2493; Email:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

California State University, Fresno will become nationally recognized for education that transforms students and improves the quality of life in the region and beyond; for leadership that drives economic, infrastructure, and human development; and for institutional responsiveness that fosters creativity, generates opportunity for all, and thrives on change.