Lichtenberger Chair of Entrepreneurship

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Position Information

Position Title Lichtenberger Chair of Entrepreneurship
Posting Number F1700149
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

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Position Summary

The School of Management is recruiting a Full Professor for the Lichtenberger Chair of Entrepreneurship to start Fall 2018. The Lichtenberger Chair will be expected to bring intellectual leadership to the Strategy group within the Department of Operations Management & Strategy, and maintain an active program of high impact research and teaching in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a strategic priority for the School, University, and the region as evidenced by a range of entrepreneurship courses, programs, centers, offices, and activities that make up a robust and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. These include: The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, UB Blackstone LaunchPad, Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) and the Entrepreneurship Academy. The School of Management collaborates with several schools and centers at UB to explore new partnerships and programs in entrepreneurship and is actively involved in many areas within the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Lichtenberger Chair of Entrepreneurship will provide important leadership for the School of Management’s entrepreneurship scholarship, educational programs, and university and community engagement, helping to build and expand these various parts of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at UB and in the community.

Established in 1923, the School of Management ( is the leading management school within the State University of New York system and a premier public business school. It offers undergraduate, full- and part-time, and Executive MBA programs in Buffalo, five MS programs, an undergraduate program in Singapore, an MS MIS program in India, PhD programs in each academic department, and a variety of continuing-education programs. The profile and stature of the UB School of Management is on the rise. The school has been ranked by the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. The University at Buffalo is a premier research- intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities. Buffalo, known as the “City of Good Neighbors,” is New York’s second largest city, offering the area’s 1.3 million residents the attractions and convenience of a major urban center along with the friendliness and livability of a medium-sized town. From cultural attractions and renowned architecture to professional sports teams and recreation on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the Buffalo-Niagara region has something for everyone. Buffalo, NY is located on Lake Erie, close to Niagara Falls, and a short distance from Toronto and other attractions, and is a city that features world-class art galleries and museums, impressive architecture, and a wonderful series of parks and outdoor recreation areas ( These features along with the economic and cultural revitalization being experienced by the city and surrounding region and its low cost of living, make the region highly attractive as evidenced by Buffalo’s top rankings in multiple categories as a place to live: (

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a record of scholarship consistent with the rank of Full Professor at a leading research university. This includes a significant portfolio of publications in top-tier journals in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Candidates must have a successful record as an effective teacher at both graduate and undergraduate levels. A strong interest and ability to work with key entrepreneurship stakeholders in the School of Management, across the University and in the external entrepreneurship community is also a key expectation.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Natalie Simpson
Contact's Title Department Chair
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-2443

Posting Dates

Posted 09/29/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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