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Lecturer in Entrepreneurship College of Business

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The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

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Posted on
Jun 02, 2022

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Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Montana, College of Business


College of Business at University of Montana

is seeking to fill the position of

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

beginning August 22, 2022. This is a 0.8 FTE appointment. Reporting to the Chair of the Management & Marketing Department, the primary responsibilities of the Lecturer in Entrepreneurship are:

Teach entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level

Organize and lead the Business Plan Competition

Represent the discipline and practice of entrepreneurship within the college, university, and community

Develop and foster a positive relationship with the business and entrepreneurial community in Missoula and the region

Serve as the faculty advisor for the entrepreneurship certificate programs

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree (or higher) and have five or more (5 ) years of business experience related to entrepreneurship or new ventures. In case of exceptional experience, a bachelor degree may be sufficient.

Demonstrated ability or interest to teach courses in entrepreneurship

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant business experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, new venture creation, start-up businesses, or similar roles.

Demonstrated ability to engage the business community

Teaching quality demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and/or awards.

Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, non-traditional aged students, military veterans).

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Salary is dependent on qualifications and is comparable with peer universities in the region. Position includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.



and the

College of Business (COB)

Entrepreneurship in COB consists of three stems of activities: teaching entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate level and in the MBA program, serving as the faculty advisor and advocate for the undergraduate and graduate certificates in Entrepreneurship, and leading the effort to organize and deliver the John Ruffato Business Startup Challenge. Entrepreneurship is housed within the Department of Management & Marketing, and entrepreneurship is a required course for the management major. The management faculty take a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students, including mentoring students via student clubs and extra-curricular activities. We pride ourselves on our rigorous and relevant curriculum, which prepares students for careers in a wide range of management roles. We strive to create and maintain partnerships with companies in Missoula and throughout the region to provide the best opportunities for our students.

The College of Business creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students’ innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff. The College is one of the largest professional academic units on campus and is accredited by AACSB International at the undergraduate and graduate levels.





The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl. Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.


magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “ 25 Best Towns

” “ Greatest Places to Live in America

” and one of “ The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids

,” lists Missoula as one of the “ Best College Towns

,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place

and #9 “ Least Stressed Cities in America

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

College of Business

University Highlights

City of Missoula

Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

State of Montana

Visit Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference -

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References -

*References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing -

Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility -

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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