Visiting Assistant Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Business, Social Entrepreneurship
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College is seeking applicants for a visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship position beginning in August 2019. 

The position includes teaching undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship courses.  Our Social Entrepreneurship courses focus on practical application of business skills to tackle social, political, economic, and environmental problems locally, domestically, and internationally; the UN Sustainable Development Goals are integrated throughout our coursework. Having graduate coursework, research, and/or professional experience demonstrating the ability to teach our Financing Social Entrepreneurship course and/or our Ethical Sourcing, People, and the Planet course (operations/supply chain) is required.  All hires are expected to be able to teach our introductory course, Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change. Ability to teach other social entrepreneurship core courses such as Global Development Challenges & Opportunities or Designing & Planning for SE is an asset.  Having expertise to develop social entrepreneurship electives focusing on digital technology, sustainability practices, or innovation is an asset. Demonstrating the ability to link one’s own practical experience with social entrepreneurship to classroom learning strategies is an asset. In addition to curriculum development, the position requires participation in assurance of learning (AOL) and departmental service activities. 

The minimum requirement is a doctorate in Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, or a closely affiliated discipline, preferably from an AACSB-accredited institution – ABDs will be considered.  Some college-level undergraduate teaching and practical experience is highly desirable.  Candidates must have the ability to develop and deliver curriculum; meet the demands of the position in a timely manner; and assess student learning outcomes. In addition, candidates should have strong oral and written communication, strong interpersonal, and strong teamwork skills. Rollins expects inclusion of high impact teaching practices. Social Entrepreneurship courses are interdisciplinary, require active learning strategies (not lecture-reliant), and involve such practices as: out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, community engagement projects, human centered design-thinking, business model canvas projects, public poster sessions, and pitch competitions. Ability and willingness to embed these course components is expected. Demonstrated experience with human-centered design thinking, the business model canvas, and community engaged teaching is an asset.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. 

The teaching load will be eight courses a year, typically four courses per semester; however, one of these courses may be offered during Maymester (right after spring term).  A tenure-track position may become available in fall of 2020, pending budgetary approval.

The Department of Social Entrepreneurship offers the first AACSB-accredited Social Entrepreneurship major in the world, in addition to a Social Entrepreneurship minor. The Social Entrepreneurship major was designated 2018 semi-finalist for the most prestigious social entrepreneurship education award across the globe, the Ashoka U Innovation Award.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins is one of only 47 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at and the Department of Social Entrepreneurship website at

Nationally recognized for our commitment to community engagement, service, and social responsibility, Rollins seeks candidates who are committed to integrating these values into their roles at the College. For more information about these efforts at Rollins, visit the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of Application: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your cover letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample course evaluations
  4. One sample social entrepreneurship course outline and/or syllabus of topics covered (does not need to be a course previously taught)
  5. Include contact information for three references

Questions may be directed to Dr. Tonia Warnecke, Chair - Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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