Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
United States

 Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

The Department of Public Management and Policy (PMAP) seeks a talented scholar and teacher with expertise in social entrepreneurship for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. The successful candidate will expand and complement our Nonprofit Studies Program and will direct the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship that began in fall 2016.   Candidates should have earned their doctorates by August 2020.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2020. 

The successful candidate will have an active research agenda focusing on social entrepreneurship.  We welcome applicants with backgrounds in public administration and policy, business, law, economics, urban planning and related fields.  Additional research interests in social enterprise, social innovation, business incubators and accelerators, sustainability, social impact investing, community development, and corporate social responsibility are particularly desirable.  The successful candidate will also direct the BIS program, help to promote the BIS degree to undergraduates, and work to develop and expand existing partnerships within the university and with the social entrepreneurship community including advising the social entrepreneurship club and holding a social business plan competition and social innovation jam.  Release time will be available to support these activities. 

The Nonprofit Studies Program has existing research strengths in nonprofit finance, social enterprise, international NGOs, and arts and culture nonprofits. The Andrew Young School ranks 21st overall among graduate programs in public affairs and 9th in nonprofit management in the US News rankings.  The PMAP department also ranks 7th in local government management, 8th in urban policy, 8th in public budgeting and finance, 19th in public management and leadership, and 22nd in public policy analysis.  Located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban public research universities and has one of the most diverse student bodies. US News calls GSU the 2nd most innovative university in the U.S. and ranks it 3rd in undergraduate teaching.   

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, and names and contact information for three references at   The position requires a doctorate in an appropriate field of study from an accredited university. Candidate must be eligible to work in the USA.  At the time of offer, a background check will be required. Consideration of applications will begin on October 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Information about the Andrew Young School is available at  Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  The position is subject to budgetary approval.

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