Strategy and Entrepreneurship – Open Rank/Multiple Positions



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Job description

Norfolk, VA

The Department of Management in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University invites applications from qualified candidates for tenure-track positions starting in August, 2019. While the position and needs are at the Assistant Professor level, qualified candidates may be considered for Associate/Full Professor rank.

Responsibilities include high quality research that is publishable in top-tier journals, teaching management courses (such as Strategic Management and/or Entrepreneurship) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as service to the university, the broader community, and profession. Senior positions would be expected to play a leadership role in growing the entrepreneurship program at ODU.

Minimum requirements:
Minimum required qualifications for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate degree (by August 2019) in Management from an AACSB/EQUIS accredited institution with emphasis in Strategic Management or Entrepreneurship, (2) evidence of a strong research agenda (such as publications in high quality/top-tier peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed presentations at national and international conferences), and (3) evidence of effective teaching of management courses.

To be considered at Associate/Full professor level, candidates should have a significant track record of publications in top-tier publications and evidence of service to the profession, department, college and university.

Preferred requirements:
To complement department capabilities, we prefer candidates who have expertise/interest in any one of the following areas:

1. Entrepreneurship: We are interested in candidates with research interests in entrepreneurship among economically distressed communities/women/ Veterans/ immigrants.
2. Business Consulting: We prefer candidates who have experience in and have experience with teaching courses in consulting.
3. Business Engagement: Strome College and ODU have recently launched several initiatives to not only promote entrepreneurship education and research, but also create a supportive eco-system for start-ups in the region. The Management department plays a critical role in supporting these initiatives. Thus, we welcome applications from candidates who are ready to play a lead role in supporting these initiatives and engage with the local business community.

Our ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching both strategy and entrepreneurship courses.

Old Dominion University
ODU is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and nearly 1,500 international students. The university has over 700 full time faculty, of which 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through it research, teaching, service and community engagement. A recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that responding faculty rated ODU as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Home to the world’s largest natural deep water port and third busiest port on the East Coast, the Atlantic headquarters of NATO, and Naval Station Norfolk, which houses the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk was recently named a ‘Best City for Entrepreneurship’ by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Hampton Roads region as a whole is experiencing a surge in entrepreneurial activity through collaborative initiatives between the university and local businesses and government agencies.

Strome College of Business
The College was named in June 2014 as part of the Strome Family Foundation’s major gift to establish a multi-pronged approach to nurturing entrepreneurship throughout the university. AACSB-accredited in both business and accounting, the College offers a wide range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs including business analytics, economics, information systems and technology, international business, public administration and urban policy, and supply chain management. The 105 full-time College faculty serve almost 2,000 undergraduate and 240 graduate students, including over 100 doctoral students. The College offers its MBA and undergraduate programs on campus and online. The areas of strategic focus for the college include Entrepreneurship, International Business, Port and Maritime Management, and Multi-sector Partnerships.

Management Department
The Department of Management has a very collegial and supportive culture and include the following tenure track faculty: Andrew Bennett, Emily Campion, Li-Wei Chen, Diana Deadrick, Bill Judge, Ryan Klinger, Elko Klijn, Steve Lanivich, Soo-Hoon Lee, Shaomin Li, Anil Nair, and Jing Zhang. Please click here for more details about our faculty.

The Department is actively involved in instruction at the undergraduate level as well as the graduate level (MBA program and doctoral program). It has a vibrant doctoral program in Strategic Management and plays a vital role in supporting the college’s strategic focus in international business and entrepreneurship.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit materials electronically through the ODU HR system site at: At the site, click on “Faculty and Administrative Opportunities” and find the management position in Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship.

Applicants should attach the following to the online application: a curriculum vita that (1) demonstrates research accomplishments; (2) provides evidence of courses taught
and student feedback; (3) includes three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers; and (4) expected or previous dissertation completion date.

Review of applications will begin February 15th and close after the position is filled.

Please address any questions to the search chair, Professor Elko Klijn (

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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