Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Financing Entrepreneurial Venture

Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Financing Entrepreneurial Venture

Posted: November 18, 2022

Position Overview

The Girard School of Business at Merrimack College is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship for an undergraduate level course titled Financing Entrepreneurial Venture for Spring 2023 and future semesters. All applicants must be available to teach in person. The Spring 2023 semester runs Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 8:00 am – 9:15 am January 17th, 2023 until May 10th, 2023.

Position Summary

The course will take a deep dive into the multitude of financial issues that confront entrepreneurs including structuring initial investments in the start-up, managing cash flow, and obtaining future funding. The course will use case studies and real financial data to assess the various options available to start-ups. The course will leverage outside speakers and current case studies to provide real world examples of early-stage funding and financial management. The class will include group activities focused on developing a financial plan for a designated start-up as well as developing an investor “pitch.”

Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Primary Responsibilities

● Teaching a 4-credit undergraduate course in person on campus ground.

Program: Undergraduate

Course: ENT3400 Financing Entrepreneurial Venture, 4 credits

Prerequisite: ENT 2300

Qualifications

Interested applicants should hold a master’s degree in business or related area, Ph.D. preferred. College teaching experience preferred, although related work experience may be considered. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential. Additionally, the ability to foster an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion is expected of all Merrimack community members.

About the Girard School of Business

The Girard School of Business takes a unique approach to business education including a strong foundation in the liberal arts and Augustinian values. Our faculty are committed to providing students with a strong foundation of business knowledge and skills in an environment having a high degree of student-faculty interaction. It has approximately 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students and offers a BSBA degree with ten concentrations, MS degrees in Management and Accounting, as well as an online MS degree in Business Analytics.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application materials should include the following:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic
  • Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement/Evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue. Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and some 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College comprises five schools: liberal arts, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 34th out of 175 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2022. Merrimack also ranked 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.