Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The successful applicant’s duties will include teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and conducting research in Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with an intellectual focus on understanding and promoting the underlying mechanisms (at the individual, organizational or industry levels) that drive technology-based value creation.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or be currently pursuing studies towards the degree) in fields akin to technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation, such as technology management, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, or entrepreneurial finance. Industry experience relating to startups, corporate innovation, managerial cognition, organizational development and change management are also valued, but not required. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Engineering, it is important that the applicant is willing to work collaboratively; some international experience is also desirable.
The skill to conduct high-quality, scholarly research is a minimum requirement. In addition, candidates should be qualified to work with academic teams, and lead scientific and industry-liaison initiatives. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued as the selected candidate will be expected to interact with other faculty within the Department and School, participate in and develop research projects, and be involved in an active research agenda.
Excellence in teaching is also expected, and selected candidates will be required to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational behavior, or entrepreneurial strategy, as well as to participate actively in the development of the curriculum. Successful candidates will be required to teach three semester-long undergraduate or graduate courses per year. Spanish language is not required at the time of application but should become the language of teaching before the end of the second year.
In sum, applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence and a strong academic vocation for all aspects of university life, be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved with our graduate programs (specially the doctoral program) and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda (publications, research grants, etc.).
- Alfonso Cruz (Ph.D. Sussex)
- Michael Leatherbee (Ph.D. Stanford)
- Julio Pertuzé (Ph.D. MIT)
- Roberto Vassolo (Ph.D. Purdue)
Research areas / subjects:
We are a young, but entrepreneurial academic group. We focus on conducting high-quality research and innovatively transferring frontier knowledge to industry, government and students. We value the connection between science and praxis, as we believe it keeps us relevant for the betterment of society.
Our research areas include entrepreneurial phenomena (i.e., beliefs, behaviors and capabilities for new-venture performance), innovation policies (i.e., experimental design and policy prescriptions), early-stage venture teams and opportunity discovery (i.e., lean startup method and business models).
We have founded the Evidence-based Policy and Innovation Research lab (http://epiclab.uc.cl) to help diffuse our knowledge creation and garner resources to accelerate our research agenda.
- The Effects of Business Accelerators on Venture Performance: Evidence from Start-Up Chile, Review of Financial Studies
- Rest, Zest, and My Innovative Best: Sleep and Mood as Drivers of Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Behavior, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
- A Dynamic Model of Entrepreneurial Uncertainty and Business Opportunity Identification: Exploration as a Mediator and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy as a Moderator, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
- A microfoundational model of real options reasoning: The roles of individual search propensity and perceived uncertainty, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
- Liability of Middleness Revisited: The Advantages for Mid-sized Competitors in Natural Resources Industries,
Management and Organization Review
- Natural laboratories as policy instruments for technological learning and institutional capacity building: The case of Chile’s astronomy cluster, Research Policy
- Political uncertainty and innovation: The relative effects of national leaders’ education levels and regime systems on firm-level patent applications, Research Policy
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