Faculty Positions


The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, is seeking applicants for a clinical faculty position in entrepreneurship. The position may be at the assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor ranks. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with both 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 that is renewable. The job will commence in August 2019.

The Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is a national leader in entrepreneurship education and research. Our faculty is composed of a diverse mix of highly regarded researchers and practitioners. The Center’s research-oriented faculty include Helena Yli-Renko, Violina Rindova, Noam Wasserman, Jill Kickul, Pai-Ling Yin, Susan Harmeling, Elissa Grossman, 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 participates as an organizer of the West Coast Entrepreneurship Research Symposium and sponsors the Greif Entrepreneurship Research Impact Award – awarded annually at the Academy of Management Conference. The Greif Center also prioritizes teaching excellence and is known for the quality, depth, and variety of its course portfolio. In 2018, our undergraduate program ranked #6 and our graduate program ranked #8 by US News and World Report. In addition to offering courses in the Marshall School's undergraduate and MBA programs, we offer specialized graduate degree programs 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 or book chapters, teaching cases or other published pedagogical materials, conference presentations).
  • 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 and include tuition assistance for qualifying children and spouses at USC and other participating Universities.

Qualified candidates should apply on-line using the link by November 2, 2018.

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 Susan Harmeling at

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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