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Management and Leadership Programs: Entrepreneurship Program Manager

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Program Manager
  • Job ID: #19688
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Management and Leadership Programs: Entrepreneurship Program Manager

POSITION: There is a position available for the Entrepreneurship Program Manager in the Department of Management and Leadership Programs in the College of Business. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in entrepreneurship who is committed to teaching excellence, developing connections across the community, and growing the entrepreneurship program.  This appointment carries an initial one-year fiscal year (year-round) appointment and is expected to continue beginning August 21, 2023. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters in Entrepreneurship, MBA, or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required.  Five years of experience in Entrepreneurship or related field is required.  Desired area of specialty is in entrepreneurship (with interests in teaching creativity and innovation, idea generation, entrepreneurship, business plan development, or similar courses). 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Entrepreneurship experience, evidence of successful university teaching, strong ability for networking and outreach, as well as demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness are all considered an asset.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for an individual who has a desire to be involved a growing Entrepreneurship program.  Responsibilities would include teaching courses in the entrepreneurship program such as new venture start-up, idea development, business planning, and other courses as needed.  Additional responsibilities include networking and outreach with the business community, involvement with Startup 48, WiSys VentureHome-Eau Claire and other community entrepreneurship ventures.

Applicants will be expected to teach courses as assigned in the Department of Management and Leadership Programs, be involved in the entrepreneurship community, be involved in community business networking and outreach, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.  Teaching responsibilities may involve classroom, online, and/or hybrid delivery in both the undergraduate and at the MBA level.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Management and Leadership Programs is a vibrant and cohesive group of teachers and scholars, dedicated to excellence in teaching and remaining current in their fields through scholarly activity.  The department offers five majors:  Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, and International Business.  The department serves over 700 undergraduate majors, and helps support the UW System Consortium online MBA program.  The department is housed in UW – Eau Claire’s AACSB accredited College of Business.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Management and Leadership Programs: Entrepreneurship Program Manager position (Job ID # 19688) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Teaching evaluations if available

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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 1, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).