Fresno State campus

Clinical Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer, Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management

California State University, Fresno

*3/6/2023 Updated with Diversity Statement Requirement 

Craig School of Business

Department of Management



Clinical Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship

Full-Time Lecturer

Fall 2023 (August 2023)


The Department of Management in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Entrepreneurship. We are looking for an individual who can advance thought leadership and help foster a culture of entrepreneurship in the Department, School, University, and community. The successful candidate will be able to champion the role of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset in accelerating inclusive economic development in our community, across campus, and the San Joaquin Valley.


The individual will support the growth and development of a cadre of community-based experts to enhance the entrepreneurship curriculum and outreach. Collaborate with other faculty (department and across campus) to enhance the entrepreneurship-related curriculum for the option, minor, certificate, and entrepreneurship-embedded concepts throughout the university campus. Teach four (4) courses per year in Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level (and possibly graduate level). Lead existing programs on campus including Johanson Fellows, CEO Club, Student Hatchery, and Entrepreneur Mentorship Program. Work with appropriate administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to support the University’s Agriculture-Business-Engineering (“ABE”) initiative. Develop and expand Entrepreneurship-focused programs on campus and in the community that supports the missions of the Department, Center, School, and University. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.


Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.



Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. Graduate degree from an AACSB-accredited (or equivalent) school in business or a related field


Required Experience:

  1. Proven track record in entrepreneurship as a founder, corporate or social entrepreneur, and/or investor.
  2. Ability to demonstrate superior communication, networking, and community-building skills.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate students.
  4. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and local communities from diverse backgrounds that include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic.


Preferred Experience:

  1. Experience and fluency in the agriculture industry, food innovation, and/or food processing, as well as emerging technologies/high-tech or entrepreneurial finance, particularly as it relates to food and agriculture.
  2. Terminal degree in Entrepreneurship or a closely related field.
  3. Evidence of journal publications in entrepreneurship or business-related topics.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date.  Apply online at

Application Review Date:  Friday, March 24, 2023

Attach the following:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing all areas of required education and experience
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references
  4. Provide us with a statement that
    1. Explains how your approach to outreach and the building of entrepreneurial networks takes into account the diversity and socio-economic characteristics of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley.
    2. Explain how your outreach activities inform your approach to teaching and describe more broadly how your approach to teaching will consider the diverse student body of the Craig School.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Three current letters of recommendation dated.
  2. Official transcripts

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Mark Keppler
                        Department of Management
                        Craig School of Business


Salary Range: 

Salary placement commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule. Anticipated hiring range: $90,000 to $140,000.


About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazine's 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.


About the College and Department:

The Craig School of Business (CSB) empowers future business leaders by helping students embark on successful careers in business and economics. With approximately 3,000 majors, we offer bachelor's degrees in Business Administration (with 12 different options) and Economics, and both a traditional and executive MBA. The Craig School of Business is the first CSU business school to receive a naming endowment, a ten million dollar pledge from Sid and Jenny Craig, and also the first in the CSU to be accredited by AACSB, International - this in 1959. Our priority for engaged learning experiences is addressed through internships, mentorships, applied projects, service-learning, professional events, an international program, and a highly involved regional business community. The CSB is recognized by the Princeton Review as a top business program


Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land


Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based on the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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