Position Announcement: Exec. Dir., Levy-Rosenblum Inst.

October 10, 2013

Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship
A. B. Freeman School of Business
Tulane University

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship (LRI).

Leveraging Tulane’s location in the city of New Orleans -- with its rapidly growing economy, technology, life science, and entertainment sectors, and its emerging prominence as a center for entrepreneurship -- the LRI plays a central role in the Freeman School’s effort to sharpen its focus on entrepreneurship education, scholarship, and outreach. The LRI serves as the link between the School’s faculty and students on the one hand, and its alumni, local entrepreneurs, and employer organizations interested in innovation and entrepreneurship on the other. The LRI also serves as a laboratory to explore new programs and scholarship in a variety of areas and disciplines. Learn more by reading the School’s recently adopted strategic plan (http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/pdf/strategicplan.pdf).

The Executive Director of the LRI should have a Ph.D. in a business or related discipline, substantial experience managing entrepreneurial programs or as an entrepreneur, and the ability to work closely with Freeman School faculty to develop and deliver state-of-the-art experiential coursework relating to innovation and entrepreneurship. We prefer candidates who have a record of scholarship in entrepreneurship and innovation, but will consider all candidates with strong credentials. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the LRI and its programs and reports to the Dean of the Freeman School.

This appointment is a faculty appointment.

Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. Applicants should send a letter, indicating their interest, and a curriculum vitae. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Professor Paul A. Spindt (businessdean@tulane.edu)
Keehn Berry Professor of Banking and Finance
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty
A. B. Freeman School of Business
Tulane University

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.