Diana Davis Spencer Endowed Chair of Social Entrepreneurship

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Full Time



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26 East Main Street
United States


Wheaton College, a leading liberal arts institute located in Norton, Massachusetts, invites applications for an inaugural five-year, renewable term, Diana Davis Spencer Endowed Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. The successful candidate is expected to be a thought leader within his or her academic field, and to engage in teaching, research, and service activities related to social entrepreneurship.

This opportunity is made possible through a transformative grant from Wheaton alumni Diana Davis Spencer ’60 and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. Ms. Spencer and the foundation believe in the transformative power of entrepreneurship and with this support Wheaton will strengthen its position as a leader among liberal arts colleges in integrating social entrepreneurship into the study of the liberal arts and sciences. The Chair is expected to play a lead role in furthering this goal. The Chair is also expected to lead the campus in adding to the curricular options for students to study social entrepreneurship. This will include integrating social entrepreneurship into the gateway course for the major, working with faculty to develop a cross-disciplinary social entrepreneurship concentration, and expanding the course options in social entrepreneurship and related fields. The Chair will also provide leadership in connecting the curriculum with existing co-curricular programs in social entrepreneurship and in using the resources provided by Diana Davis Spencer Foundation grant to grow these programs. The Chair will be part of the Business and Management faculty and help to continue the dynamic growth and development of a major that has become one of the largest in the College since it began four years ago.


Candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarship and demonstrated success at building programs with a social entrepreneurship focus as well as experience in mentorship. Academics holding a doctoral degree and qualified for tenure as either Associate or Full Professor will be considered.

Application review will begin on May 1, 2018. Applicants that desire full consideration are encouraged to apply by that date; however, the position will remain open until filled. The following are to be submitted via Wheaton’s online application system: letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a vision statement regarding social entrepreneurship at Wheaton.

The application form will also request contact information for three references. Please note that references will be contacted via email once an application has been submitted, and asked to upload letters of recommendation directly to the online application system.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

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