Faculty Positions


The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, seeks applicants for a clinical faculty position in entrepreneurship. The position can be at the assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor ranks. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with a dedication to teaching and a track record of research and/or scholarly contributions to entrepreneurship. The typical teaching load is four courses per year. The job represents a full-time, multi-year academic appointment, but is non-tenure-track. The job will start in August 2018.

This year, in addition to seeking excellent scholars across a wide variety of entrepreneurship topics, we are also looking for people who focus, in particular, on ethics in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial history, and economics/policy – to work closely with Professor Noam Wasserman, founding director of the Founder Central initiative, in developing the initiative’s research program and course offerings.

The Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is among the nation's leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. Its faculty is a diverse mix of researchers and practitioners.  The Center’s research-oriented faculty include Helena Yli-Renko, Violina Rindova, Noam Wasserman, Jill Kickul, Elissa Grossman, Pai-Ling Yin, Justin Miller, and Greg Autry. Faculty articles have been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among others. The Greif Center is one of the organizers of the West Coast Entrepreneurship Research Symposium and the sponsor of the Greif Entrepreneurship Research Impact Award – given annually at the Academy of Management conference. This year, our undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked #6 and our graduate program #10 by US News and World Report. In addition to offering courses in the school's undergraduate and MBA programs, we offer specialized graduate degrees in social entrepreneurship (MSSE) and entrepreneurship and innovation (MSEI).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Doctoral (or other terminal) degree, preferably with an entrepreneurship or business-related emphasis.
  • Superior communication and teaching skills, with demonstrated excellence in teaching entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate and/or MBA students.
  • Track record of scholarly contributions to the field of entrepreneurship (e.g., journal articles for academic or practitioner audiences, books, teaching cases or other pedagogical materials).
  • Practical work experience relevant for entrepreneurship (e.g., as founder, manager, or investor in start-ups or as a corporate or social entrepreneur). 

Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications, and initial contract length ranges from two to four years based on rank, with the strong expectation that the contract will be renewed if performance expectations are met or exceeded. Employee benefits for full-time faculty are excellent.

Qualified candidates should apply on-line at:

by November 3, 2017. Required documents include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae that specifies teaching, research, and work experience; 3) teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluation results and sample syllabi); 4) research statement and two examples of scholarly contributions (e.g., published articles or published cases); and 5) contact information for three references.  Specific details for uploading documents are provided after clicking on the “apply” link.  For questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Elissa Grossman at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 200 full-time faculty ranks among the top 10 business schools in the world. For more information about the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, please go to:

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