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VentureWell Job Opportunities
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VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact. We foster collaboration among the best minds from research labs, classrooms, and beyond to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education and to provide unique opportunities for STEM students and researchers to fully realize their potential to improve the world.

Over the past 25 years, we’ve trained more than 3,000 early-stage innovation teams and helped launch over 850 ventures that have raised close to $1billion in public and private investments. These ventures have reached millions of people in over 50 countries with technological advancements in fields such as biotechnology, healthcare, sustainable energy and materials, and solutions for low-resource settings.

VentureWell is committed to advancing equity both internally with staff, and externally through our programming and engagement with the science & technology innovation and entrepreneurship communities. We are seeking staff equally committed to this work, who are engaged in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, who will be excited to add to our culture and our impact.

VentureWell is in an exciting period of growth as we engage with our organizational strategy to activate the potential of early stage science and technology innovators. We are eager to meet potential future staff members, and welcome applications to our General Opportunities posting on our website. Upcoming hiring needs include capacity on our Marketing & Communications, Data Science, and Research & Evaluation teams. These teams form a new “wing” in our organization structure organized around Learning, Knowledge, and Impact - a search for our Vice President of Learning, Knowledge, and Impact will also be kicking off soon.

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Entrepreneurship Academy Instructor
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Responsible for teaching the various facets of entrepreneurship in an individualized, performance-based
instructional program. Students from all four academies are eligible to take any of the academy courses.
Responsible for developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum, projects, and collaborative experiences with
Danforth team to develop an integrated approach in teaching knowledge and skills in the disciplines of hightech startups, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
Embrace the Francis Tuttle Culture as reflected in the Mission and Vision statements, and continually portray the
Core Values: Service, Trust, Aspiration, Respect and Responsibility
Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Director
University of Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Director will lead the day to day operations for the Tom Love Innovation Hub’s Oklahoma Catalyst Programs. This position is a key member of the Innovation Hub staff, working closely with the Executive Director and other members of Innovation Hub leadership. The Oklahoma Catalyst Programs Director will lead all efforts focused on the collaboration, training, mentoring, and commercialization to improve Oklahoma’s performance in the SBIR/STTR program. They will lead operations, marketing, scheduling, compliance, and budgets for the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs.
Director, Integrated Business and Engineering Program
The Ohio State University
The Department of Engineering Education (EED) in the College of Engineering (CoE) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice to start July 1, 2021 (date is flexible). We seek
applicants with an industrial background to teach in and manage an existing honors program involving both engineering and business students in the area of product commercialization. The faculty member hired for this position is expected to advance students’ interpersonal interactions (especially in team environments), critical thinking, and ability to create value based upon user needs in addition to traditional knowledge and skills in business and engineering. The faculty
member hired is expected to teach engineering honors courses in the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program and others, as may be required to facilitate entrepreneurial-minded initiatives within EED and the college, and lead development of the IBE program in the role of
Director. Specific duties are listed in the provided link.
Online Adjunct Faculty | Biomimetic Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Part-Time Fully Online Teaching Position

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for a part-time Adjunct Faculty in the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) program. Information about the program can be found here: Information about program faculty, student, and alumni, as well as weekly blog posts and access to thesis presentations can be found here:

This position is for an instructor to teach the elective course Biomimetic Design. This course will be taught in Fall 2021 and again in future semesters on a rotating basis. This is a fully online and asynchronous teaching position that is expected to take approximately 10 hours per week for each of the 15 weeks of the semester. The successful candidate will be welcomed into the MASD community, and may have the opportunity to be a thesis advisor and committee member.

Biomimetic Design Course Description:
In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs.

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