George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship

Rutgers-Newark and New Brunswick in New Jersey

Date Posted January 10, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship


Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick invites applications for the George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship. The holder of this Chair will be a top scholar in entrepreneurship. He or she will have the stature to bring University undergraduate and graduate students into contact with innovative business leaders, and to launch programs that are designed to help University students to bring their own innovative ideas to market. His or her capacity to bring research grants to Rutgers Business School will benefit other faculty as well as students. The Chair will be expected to author and publish articles, books, manuals, or other scholarly works. He or she will also head the newly formed Rutgers Institute for the Study of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree and qualifications that are appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor. The successful candidate should have a proven record of program development, fundraising, success in obtaining grants, and should exhibit leadership in higher education and in building relationships between universities, the business community, and public and non-profit organizations that can enhance the entrepreneurship programs at Rutgers Business School. The candidate will bring a vision of excellence, imagination, and growth to the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems and will help make it one of the premier organizations in the study of entrepreneurship in the country. The successful candidate will also work with other entities at Rutgers University to collaborate on entrepreneurship initiatives that will bring together the expertise of faculty across the University.


The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the departments of the Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick that house faculty in entrepreneurship.  These include the Department of Management and Global Business, the Department of Marketing, and the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences.  Rutgers Business School is located in the New Jersey/ New York metropolitan area and spans campuses in Newark and New Brunswick. We opened new buildings in Newark in 2009 and in New Brunswick in 2013.


Interested candidates should apply online at Please direct any inquiries to Jasmine Cordero, Managing Director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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