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Lecturer & Director, Herr Venture for Change Program

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Crotty Cntr for Entrp Ldrship - 209060
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in leading the development and design of a new initiative housed within a nationally ranked entrepreneurship program? Would you like to be part of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that is home to the largest university-anchored innovation hub in the nation? Would you be excited about the opportunity to train the next generation of entrepreneurs focused on creating ventures for the common good? If so, then the inaugural Herr Venture for Change Director’s role may be for you!

Housed in the University of Dayton's nationally ranked L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurship, the Herr Venture for Change Director is a non-tenure track lecturer and administrative position who works with the Executive Director/AVP of Entrepreneurial Initiatives to develop, lead, and grow the new Herr Venture for Change Program. This position will include curriculum design of social entrepreneurship courses, creating and approving an undergraduate certificate in social entrepreneurship, and teaching social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, and other management classes. The director will also develop a new, international social entrepreneurship experiential opportunity and work with other student organizations and area social ventures.

Located at The Hub powered by PNC in the historic Dayton Arcade, the Herr Venture for Change Director will be part of Dayton, Ohio's growing and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Dayton metro area has a population of about 850,000 and is a diverse community with a vibrant downtown, a set of historic neighborhoods, and a highly favorable cost of living. Dayton is noted for its long history of innovation and invention, and this new initiative will add to that history with a groundbreaking program at a leading Catholic university focused on working for the common good.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals with experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. We encourage all candidates to apply because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree in related field
● Three years of entrepreneurial experience in a social venture or nonprofit
● Experience in creating or leading a social venture or nonprofit organization
● Excellent written communication skills
● Teaching, training, and or instructional design experience

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● PhD, JD, DBA, or terminal degree in related field
● Five years of leadership or supervision experience in nonprofit or entrepreneurial business
● Teaching experience at the collegiate level
● Experience with course development at the collegiate level
● Demonstrated experience working with students inside and outside the classroom
● Experience creating or developing new initiatives in higher education or nonprofit organizations
● Familiarity with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Dayton region
● Familiarity with Dayton's nonprofit community
● High level of cultural intelligence and an articulated ability to effectively establish cross-cultural relationships across multiple dimensions of diversity, including race, gender, gender identity, cognitive and physical disabilities, class, religious perspectives, and sexual orientation.
● Commitment to the breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, University, and profession

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of:

  • resume,
  • cover letter that addresses all of the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications met,
  • statement of teaching philosophy that describes how you employ engaging teaching pedagogies to support socially and culturally diverse communities
  • three letters of recommendation that may be requested at a later date.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at https://udayton.edu/hr/dual-career-resources.php


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