JOE - February 2014

The University of Tennssee at Martin
College Of Business and Global Affiairs
Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Martin, TN, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Information: Applications accepted until position is filled
Deadline Date: 02/28/2014

JOE ID Number: 201402_400196

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The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System The UTM campus is located in Northwest Tennessee and the university has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. The emphasis at UTM is undergraduate instruction excellence and we seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment.

Responsibilities: The Chair will be on a 12-month renewable appointment in a tenure track position. The successful candidate will usually teach one course per semester and conduct application-oriented research. However, the emphasis will be to undertake activities that promote the Free Enterprise System. Past chair holders have developed curricula to provide training for teachers of business, and activities of this nature should continue. An added duty is to encourage entrepreneurial activities to spur rural economic development and jobs in west Tennessee via training, mentorship, and partnerships. Such development could focus on innovation, agribusiness, technology-based enterprises, and/or international trade initiatives in support of the Port of Cates Landing development in northwest Tennessee on the Mississippi River as well as the UTM Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center, regional chambers of commerce, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, future Interstate 69, and Discovery Park.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in economics or related business administration field meeting AACSB and SACS accreditation guidelines and a demonstrated ability to form successful partnerships with businesses, government organizations, and educational institutions. The candidate must be a free enterprise-oriented educator with a vision as to how to utilize this position in specific ways to address the broad responsibilities within the goal of promoting free enterprise. The successful candidate must qualify for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. An entrepreneurial perspective with success in program development is desired. Progressive work experience in both academic and non-academic settings and experience working with development and/or economics education organizations such as the Council on Economic Education are a plus.
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Application: Qualified candidates need to apply online at and click on "Employment" button. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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