Teaching Professor of Outdoor Products and Services
University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Preferred Education: Ph.D
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Organizations and the Natural Environment
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: R0009935
The Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation (SEVI) in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas seeks applications from candidates for a non-tenure track open rank Professor position to teach courses in Product Design, Innovation & Management.
The position will be affiliated with a new program at the University of Arkansas. The Master of Science in Product Innovation (MS-PI) will consist of an intensive 12-month program focused on product innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on the idea-to-launch phases of the process. Programs will be delivered on UA’s Fayetteville and Bentonville campuses and/or online, and the position will be expected to teach in both. While the MS-PI will be open to students with broad interests, it will focus on products related to the outdoor, biomedical and software industries. Diversity, equity and inclusion will be strategically central to all programs. The position will be housed in the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation (SEVI) Department, and will collaborate closely with the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OEI). SEVI launched in January 2020 with a small but growing faculty that prizes scholarly activity in all of its forms. The department values and supports innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to teaching and research and actively works to create and maintain a collegial and supportive culture. We offer a major and minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provide a concentration in Entrepreneurship in the Walton College’s MBA program, and have a strong doctoral program. OEI is a university-wide unit that creates and curates innovation and entrepreneurship experiences for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Arkansas across all disciplines. OEI oversees experiential courses and programs that integrate into the MS-PI and other SEVI degrees.
Examples of teaching assignments: Cycling and Outdoor Industries; Legal, Social and Economic Context for Outdoor Industries; Cycling and Outdoor Industries Practicum
Relevant subdisciplines include, but are not limited to: Strategy, Management, Service Management, Supply Chain Management, and others
Minimum Requirements: • Ph.D. degree in a related discipline from an accredited university conferred by the start of employment • Deep knowledge and/or experience in product design, prototyping, innovation and management • Commitment to working with diverse student populations
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in industry and/or entrepreneurship • Experience with outdoor products, biomedical products, and/or digital products • Record of teaching effectiveness
The Sam M. Walton College of Business, founded at the University of Arkansas in 1926 and
accredited by AACSB International since 1931, has been ranked as a top 30 public business
school for 15 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Four Walton College graduates serve
as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and nearly 30 Walton alumni occupy executive offices at
Fortune 500 companies. In 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the
Walton College an endowment of $50 million, at that time the single largest up-front cash gift
to a business school. The college had a Fall 2020 enrollment of about 6000 undergraduate and
450 graduate students.