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Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurs in Residence, Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurs in Residence, Open Pool

Job no: 533423

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Business Administration/Management, Instruction

Department: The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

With your online application, please include a current resume/curriculum vitae that highlights your areas of interest and expertise.

Applications will be accepted continuously. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled.

Department Summary

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation educates, inspires, and empowers future entrepreneurs, instilling in students the very characteristics of entrepreneurship—innovation, initiative, accountability, and dedication. By combining a solid foundation of business theory with extraordinary experiential learning, the center has earned a reputation as one of the nation's finest entrepreneurship programs.

Position Summary

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is seeking to develop a diverse network of entrepreneurial individuals who provide high-value insights and recommendations within their scope of expertise for student entrepreneurs at the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. An Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Lundquist must have a proven record of accomplishment of entrepreneurial success and a commitment to passing on their knowledge to future generations of entrepreneurs.

How does an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) help Lundquist students?

There are a variety of ways that EIR(s) can engage and contribute to the educational experience of students pursuing their interests in entrepreneurship. An EIR can provide insight to ventures, bringing both subject matter expertise and functional skills to help develop an idea, and can help guide a startup through discovery, market research, value proposition, and investment thesis. EIR(s) can dedicate time to helping students by:
  • Discussing obstacles and challenges currently facing a student's startup.
  • Making introductions and connections for student entrepreneurs and appropriate business contacts.
  • Mentoring, advising, and coaching students across campus regarding their entrepreneurial ideas.
  • Working closely with the director, lead EIR role (full-time), and other center staff to ensure students are receiving the support they need to accelerate their ideas.
  • Teaching and co-teaching entrepreneurship classes.
  • Serving as a lead EIR.

    EIR Pro Tem Instructors (FTE varies):
  • Teach and co-teach entrepreneurship classes where the class subject matter matches the Entrepreneur in Residence's skill set and experience.
  • Schedule time and meet with student entrepreneurs.
  • Maximum three-year appointment.

    EIR Program Lead (FTE varies):
  • EIR Pro Tem Instructor appointment as outlined above.
  • Commitment to a minimum .5 role during the academic year.
  • Management and oversight of EIR professionals and experts who are willing to meet student entrepreneurs.
  • Mentor and coach students, faculty, and others.
  • Work closely with the director on strategic direction for the development of co-curricular programs, workshops, and activities, and contribute to the overall student experience.

    If you are interested in being a part of the EIR program as a volunteer, please email for further information. If you are interested in the EIR Pro Tem Instructor or EIR Team Lead position, please follow the special instructions to applicants and apply.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Seasoned business executive with a record of accomplishment of success (10 years).
  • Experience with innovative initiatives in one own's company, or within a corporation.

    Professional Competencies

  • Passionate about small business, entrepreneurship, and community economic development.
  • Maintain a network of professionals and experts who are willing to meet student entrepreneurs.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience owning and building companies from the ground up.
  • Experience teaching entrepreneurship courses, workshops, or the equivalent.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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    To apply, visit


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