BABSON COLLEGE – Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor of Family Entrepreneurship

BABSON COLLEGE – Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor of Family Entrepreneurship

 Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College ( Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Entrepreneurship (or related discipline), show evidence of success in teaching entrepreneurship, and have an active research and publication track record primarily in family entrepreneurship. The position requires the ability to teach in one or more areas of entrepreneurship.  Priority will be given to those candidates who also have experience working in family enterprises or other entrepreneurial endeavors (starting, owning or running a venture, corporate venturing, social venturing) or working with entrepreneurs (private equity, banking, policy, economic development).

We seek a scholar who looks at family enterprises through the lens of the family as the primary unit of analysis, and whose work brings new perspectives to the study of family businesses.  Candidates who integrate the connection between entrepreneurship and other disciplines and who bring a global perspective to their teaching and research are particularly welcomed.  Applications also are invited from candidates with an educational background in other fields (i.e., economics, sociology, political science, international studies, and liberal arts) or business disciplines (i.e., organizational behavior, marketing, operations, information technology, and finance) who can apply these interests to family entrepreneurship. Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as professional service within the college and community.


Babson College is the home of the 70 country Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Project (STEP) researching family enterprise, and the Diana Project that studies women’s entrepreneurship. For nearly four decades, Babson College has hosted the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) and the Price/Babson SEE program for Entrepreneurship Educators. A variety of programs are also offered internationally for executives, practitioners, students, and educators.

We welcome candidates who are passionate and committed to family entrepreneurship research and teaching, are willing to collaborate with faculty from other disciplines, exhibit intellectual curiosity, have a strong interest in curriculum innovation, can integrate the connection between entrepreneurship and other management disciplines, and provide a global perspective in their teaching and research. The successful candidate will be part of a team with Bill Gartner who recently joined Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division and a team of dedicated entrepreneurship researchers and educators including Matt Allen, Candy Brush, Andrew Corbett, Patti Greene, Donna Kelley, Phil Kim, Heidi Neck, Yasu Yamakawa, and Zach Zacharakis.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.  For more information on Babson College or to apply, please visit; only applications submitted on line will be accepted.  Please include your application letter, a current CV, up to two refereed published articles, evidence of your teaching excellence, copies of teaching evaluations, and up to three references.

Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Babson College Summary

Babson College, located fourteen miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson’s dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students develop multidimensional abilities that prepare them to make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world.

Babson has over 2,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 1,200 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 78 countries. Non-U.S. students comprise more than 27% of undergraduates and more than 50% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide.

We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.