Opportunities to Support Faculty Research and Community
Faculty reputation and accomplishments are a critical factor in building a recognized College of Business and Public Management . There are different models used by business schools when hiring new faculty members. We follow a “scholar practitioner” model that seeks faculty members with appropriate academic credentials PLUS meaningful professional experience. Many of our faculty members are just as comfortable in a classroom as they are in a boardroom. We consider this model a defining characteristic of our growing business school.
We would like to attract and support our outstanding faculty members by funding two separate initiatives:
The purpose of these awards is to attract outstanding “scholar practitioners” to the faculty who can help to build strong recognition for quality through applied scholarly activities and outreach to the business and professional communities. Funding distinguished professorships is a very common way for business schools to enhance their image and build a reputation.
To best support the College’s strategic plan, it would be most helpful to fund distinguished professorships in Strategic Planning, Gerontology, or Leadership. The recipients of these awards would be provided additional support to conduct applied research; build a recognized reputation in their area of expertise; and serve as a Director of one of our Centers for Professional Excellence.
These fellowships represent one time awards to faculty members to pursue a program of research that supports the College’s mission; provide opportunities to enhance teaching skills; or help faculty members remain current in their field and on the cutting edge of knowledge.