Adjunct Professor, Social Entrepreneurship, Bachelor in Global Business and Entrepreneurship

Deadline 31-03-2023

The Bachelor in Global Business and Entrepreneurship at the Brussels School of Governance invites applications for the position of Adjunct Professor for the Fall semester beginning on August 21, 2023. 


Desired Skills and Experience 

  • PhD in business, management, economics or a related field, with research or practical experience in social entrepreneurship 

  • Prior teaching experience in an interactive discussion-based classroom is highly desirable
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken

The Course

You will be teaching the course ‘Social Entrepreneurship’: 

This course focuses on the growing phenomenon of ‘Social Entrepreneurship’, defined as developing business ideas and companies that drive social change through innovative and profitable solutions. As such, social entrepreneurship combines tools, techniques and visions related to entrepreneurship and business innovation on the one hand with practical, market-driven solutions for fundamental social challenges, problems and concerns on the other hand. The course will provide an in-depth analysis of the history, evolution and major features of successful social entrepreneurship initiatives and will explore innovative approaches towards generating ‘shared value’ between companies and societies. Although this course is aimed primarily at Business Students, it is deliberately interdisciplinary in nature and open to students from other majors.

The course will be taught during the Fall 2023, which runs from mid-August until the beginning of December. A semester has a length of 15 weeks and commences on August 21 (with a break between October 30- November 3). A course consists of 3 teaching hours per week plus one office hour per week. 

The contracts are on an independent basis ("indépendant" in French, "zelfstandige" in Dutch). This opportunity is ideal for academic professionals who would like to maintain a link to a university, and who would like to share their insights with young and motivated students within a strong multicultural environment.


Work Conditions and Work/Life Balance 

We seek to attract the best, brightest and most ambitious scholars with a passion for innovative teaching. We therefore place high value on excellence in research, teaching innovation and on entrepreneurial spirit for collectively advancing the development of the School and all its departments. Yet, the School also strives to allow its staff to flourish in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and an appropriate work/life balance. 


About the Brussels School of Governance, Brussels 

Vesalius College, one of the founding entities of the Brussels School of Governance is a US-style Liberal Arts College with a strong commitment to innovative teaching as well as conceptual and policy-oriented research in the areas of business/economics, communications, international affairs/international relations and international law. It offers 3-year Bachelor programmes in Business, International & European Law and International Affairs as well Master programmes in Global Security and Diplomacy, all taught in English. Founded in 1987 by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Boston University, Vesalius College offers American-style education that includes small classes, high teacher/student ratios and participatory classroom experiences. The School has a highly international student and faculty body and promotes ‘Student-centered, Theory-Guided Educational Excellence with Practical implications’ (STEP) with strong links to Brussels’ business, legal, media and policymaking communities. 

For more information about the School; please visit and for questions about the position, please contact Dr. Sven Van Kerckhoven, Vice-Dean for Education ( ).


How to apply? 

To apply, send your CV, a letter of motivation and, if possible, a list of two referees by 31 March 2023 to, with 2023- Social Entrepreneurship in the subject line.

Interviews with selected candidates will take place during April 2023