Rohrer Professorial Chair and Head, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Salary: Competitive to market
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: 499098
The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, housed in Rowan’s AACSB-Accredited William G. Rohrer College of Business, invites applications for a new Head of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE). The Head will hold the William G. Rohrer Professorial Chair of Entrepreneurship and serve as Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE). This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic, innovative, growth-oriented team dedicated to building world-class degree programs, delivering comprehensive interdisciplinary co-curricular entrepreneurship programming, and developing and disseminating impactful, thought-provoking scholarship at the highest levels. Rowan’s undergraduate entrepreneurship programs were ranked among the Top 50 in the world by Princeton Review / Entrepreneur Magazine in 2022, 2023, and 2024. In 2019, and again in 2022, the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) received AACSB Innovations that Inspire Awards. In 2021, RCIE received ICSB’s Entrepreneurship Center Global Impact Award.
Rowan’s entrepreneurship faculty publish in leading academic journals (JOM, ET&P, JBV, SBE, JSBM, JBR, TFSC), hold board positions and/or assume leadership roles in leading academic organizations, and serve as editors or on the editorial boards of top journals, and we seek these qualities in the next Rohrer Chair. As Executive Director of the RCIE, the successful candidate will lead Rowan’s interdisciplinary entrepreneurship programming efforts, including soliciting and administering grants, overseeing co-curricular programming, and serving as a liaison to the business community. The incumbent will also contribute to the growth of entrepreneurship at Rowan, including not just Rowan’s academic programs but also the $25M Rowan Innovation Venture Fund and South Jersey Technology Park.
The Head will be responsible for the enrollment growth and operation of numerous undergraduate and graduate programs, including:
B.S. in Entrepreneurship
B.S. in Engineering Entrepreneurship (in partnership with the College of Engineering)
Minor in Entrepreneurship
MBA Concentrations in both Entrepreneurship and Cannabis Commercialization
Undergraduate Certificates in Technology and Innovation, Creative Industries Entrepreneurship, Cannabis Commercialization, and Real Estate
Graduate Certificates in Leading Innovative Organizations, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Technology and Innovation
New program development partnership with other campus partners, including the Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine
With two medical schools, a nationally ranked engineering school, an accredited and rapidly growing business school, a $25M venture fund, a new School of Veterinary Medicine, a new School of School of Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, five campuses, a vibrant technology park, and R1 aspirations, Rowan entrepreneurship faculty are sure to find themselves a part of an opportunity-rich environment.
Entrepreneurship at Rowan The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) is a centralized hub connecting Rowan’s core entrepreneurship assets including a multitude of nationally-ranked academic degree programs, student and faculty technology commercialization efforts, the South Jersey Technology Park, the award-winning Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE), and the $25M Rowan Innovation Venture Fund. Learn more at https://ent.rowan.edu/.
Applications should include the below listed items, assembled in the following order in a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position, 2) current detailed CV, 3) statement of teaching interests (including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach, as well as teaching philosophy), 4) a statement of research interests (including applicant’s future research goals, and any plans for obtaining external funding for achieving those goals), and 5) names and contact information for three to five references. Please name the file as _Application.pdf. Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations, copies of up to two key publications) may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file, named _Appendix.pdf.
Since September 2013, under President Ali Houshmand’s leadership, the University has experienced unprecedented growth. Recognized as the nation’s fourth fastest-growing public research university in 2022, Rowan has been ranked on The Chronicle of Higher Education growth list three years running. Rowan University serves more than 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, five other remote locations, and its continuing education division, Rowan Global. The Rohrer College of Business is one of eight Rowan colleges located on the University’s Glassboro campus. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, Edelman Planetarium, Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and 23 research-based centers and institutes. Currently classified as R2 by the Carnegie Classification for its high research activity, with R1 aspiration, Rowan University partners with business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey and beyond.