Professor in Entrepreneurship

Company:Stellenbosch University

Location:South Africa / Bellville Park


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Stellenbosch Business School

(Bellville Park Campus)

Professor in Entrepreneurship

Ref. EBW04/117/0522

The Stellenbosch Business School at Stellenbosch University was the first African business school to receive the prestigious Triple Crown of international accreditations, reserved for the top 1% of business schools worldwide. The School’s commitment to developing responsible leaders for a better world is a key differentiator in our programmes, research and social impact activities.

The Business School hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for South Africa and has an established reputation for entrepreneurship, including the Small Business Academy, entrepreneurial content running through its programme portfolio, and links to the University’s incubator and technology transfer teams.

We aim to provide a stimulating, inclusive and multicultural environment in which to shape future leaders through our teaching and inform through our academically-rigorous and societally-relevant research. We welcome applications from candidates who seek to make a difference through their academic endeavour, engage with society, and help us to be recognised as a source of value for a better world.

The Business School wishes to take its research and teaching in entrepreneurship to the next level by building upon its existing activities (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the Small Business Academy, established entrepreneurship academic content, etc.) and helping to drive the commitment of Stellenbosch University to become a leading entrepreneurial University.

The new professor in entrepreneurship will help to establish the national and international reputation for the Business School in impactful research in the entrepreneurship field, and develop a research team who can fully exploit existing possibilities activities and build new opportunities. The research in entrepreneurship will feed and support the School’s teaching and social impact activities for its national and international ecosystems.


  • Leading research and teaching in entrepreneurship for the Business School;
  • Contributing to research through internationally recognised publications, collaborations and projects;
  • Supervising postgraduate research at the PhD-level;
  • Developing and delivering academic content in entrepreneurship for postgraduate programmes;
  • Participating as an academic citizen in School activities;
  • Collaborating with colleagues to create transformative learning experiences in students’ lives.


  • PhD awarded by a recognised university in a relevant field;
  • A proven track record of internationally-recognised academic publications and research in entrepreneurship;
  • Strong experience in teaching and learning in entrepreneurship, and leadership in teaching and learning;
  • International experience and a network in entrepreneurship research;
  • A track record of engagement with public and/or private organisations, consulting activities, and/or policy advice;
  • Evidence of academic leadership and thought leadership;
  • Evidence of leadership in research and teaching environments.

Commencement of duties: 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 11 July 2022

Enquiries regarding this post: Ms. Jeanne Kuhn on 021 918 4288, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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