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Hodson Endowed Faculty in Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Hodson Endowed Faculty in Entrepreneurship

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: CAS DeVoe Division of Business

Campus Location: Maxwell Center

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for the Hodson Endowed Faculty in Entrepreneurship and Business. This faculty position within the Division of Business in the College of Arts and Sciences carries responsibility for teaching, the development of creative partnerships with non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses, faculty-student collaborative research, and the advising and mentoring of undergraduate majors on the residential Marion, Indiana campus.

The Division of Business offers six major programs serving approximately 350 students. With seven full-time faculty members, the division is recognized for its outstanding record of preparing students through internships, co-curricular experiences, on-campus entrepreneurial learning opportunities, and the equipping of students to serve in business-in-mission (BAM) contexts.

The position will be open for fall of 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Hodson Faculty will be appointed to an eleven-month contract and have responsibility for a $10,000 annual budget intended to support activities associated with the position. During the academic year, the Hodson Faculty will teach 12 credit hours each semester and pursue collaborative research projects with students, colleagues, and businesses within the local community, as well as overseeing student organizations such as Enactus. As a full time faculty member, this individual will participate in committee and shared governance responsibilities, advise and mentor students, work with divisional colleagues to recruit students, and collaborate with peers and the division chair in curricular development. S/he will also develop partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations, both locally and nationally, to serve the community and to provide research, service, and leadership opportunities for students. 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


Doctorate or pursuing a doctorate in business or a closely related field.


The recipient of the Hodson Faculty will possess an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank of assistant/associate/full professor with a doctorate or pursuing a doctorate in business or a closely related field; graduate work in Entrepreneurship preferred; effective organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills; a demonstrated understanding of culturally diverse approaches to business and entrepreneurship; and significant experiences in establishing new businesses. Successful candidates will show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, comfort with the Wesleyan theological perspective, and be committed to the integration of faith and learning. Applicants who bring diverse ethnic and racial perspectives to their scholarship and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.



As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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