Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

  • Begins Fall 2015

    The vision for the Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship is to help ensure that the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders has the leadership and business skills, as well as the ethical and moral foundation, they need to succeed. The Chair is responsible for teaching entrepreneurship and innovation in the undergraduate and graduate programs, maintaining and fostering a high-quality research agenda in the field of entrepreneurship/innovation in collaboration with colleagues at Seattle University. The Chair will be actively involved in service activities promoting the Mission of the University through engagement of students in community and University projects; and will provide oversight and direction to entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives throughout the University and within the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in collaboration with the Executive Director of the Center. The Chair serves on the advisory board of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and plays an active role in assisting the Executive Director with the Center-Advisory Board interface. Visit the Center's website for more information.

    Requirements: PhD or DBA in a related discipline; demonstrated record of outstanding scholarly achievement in entrepreneurship/innovation with evidence of ongoing research; and demonstrated instructional excellence.

    Established in 1947, the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is home to over 1,600 graduate and undergraduate business students. Details of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at Our undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs are all nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The MBA and undergraduate programs are also nationally ranked by BusinessWeek. Albers is accredited by AACSB International.

    Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

    In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

    Please submit your applications to including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments/plan; statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, statement reflecting on the role the applicant would play in promoting the mission of Seattle University, and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin July 21, 2014. Interviews will be conducted at the Academy of Management meeting in Philadelphia, August 1-4, 2014, however attendance is not a requirement. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Leo Simpson at

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