Academic coordinator Entrepreneurship Education

Academic coordinator Entrepreneurship Education

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24 Jan 19 Feb Wageningen

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Job description

Are you passionate about promoting sustainable entrepreneurship and dedicated to assisting students and researchers in creating societal impact for a global future? If so, we have an exciting job opportunity for you. Join us to inspire others, unlock the full potential of entrepreneurship education, and work in the midst of cutting-edge academic research and innovation. This position also offers excellent opportunities for professional growth and a favorable work-life balance.

At Wageningen University and Research, we strive to find and realize solutions to achieve the sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations. These ambitious goals will require interdisciplinary approaches and science based system transitions. Sustainable entrepreneurs play a vital role in driving these global transition towards a more sustainable future.

As Academic coordinator Entrepreneurship Education you will play an important role in bringing about this transition. The team Entrepreneurship is the center of entrepreneurship of WUR, part of the Value Creation Department. Combining the incubator StartHub Wageningen for ‘starting up people’, with the strategy and ambition to reach as many students and researchers possible. Building on entrepreneurial skills and mindset. Together with colleagues from Knowledge Transfer Office, Shared Research Facilities, University Fund Wageningen, and various chair groups you develop a long-term strategy for initiating, supporting and offering entrepreneurship (education) across campus.

Your role
As academic coordinator entrepreneurship education you will work on a highly diverse set of tasks. It involves developing education, coordinating as a course/track coordinator, and also providing academic supervision for internships and theses. The track accommodates around 35 students per year.
  • The role involves embedding entrepreneurship education by inspiring course coordinators and incorporating entrepreneurship and innovation modules in all BSc (20), MSc (45), and PhD programs;
  • Initiatives include fostering a dialogue about entrepreneurship education with policymakers (ESA) and program coordinators at WU, executing education development projects, and coordinating entrepreneurship learning with the Advisory Board;
  • The focus extends to embedding the "entrepreneurial mindset" with KTO, overseeing the Master track Entrepreneurship, the curricular entrepreneurship education offer, and the BSc skills trajectory on Entrepreneurial Skills.
  • Support responsibilities encompass continuous development of the StartHub extracurricular entrepreneurial development program, managing the student office, and coaching student teams;
  • In research and projects, the role involves acquiring and implementing cutting-edge entrepreneurship education projects, steering relevant research orientation in collaboration with BMO, ELS, and KTI, and establishing a community of practice with WUR partners;
  • Active participation in national and international entrepreneurship education networks, such as O2Lab, EEN, and collaboration with 4TU, EWUU alliance, ICA-edu, and LIFE, further expands the network.


Wageningen University & Research


  • At least a Master degree or higher in a relevant field (like entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, learning for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education);
  • Experience with teaching and/or training in the field of entrepreneurship;
  • You have experience in managing and coordinating projects. You’re able to translate complex scientific content to impact driven narratives;
  • Ambition, enthusiasm with an entrepreneurial mind-set and a result driven attitude;
  • You have working professional level of Dutch;
  • You have an affinity with building and maintaining relevant networks.

We are seeking an individual well-versed in entrepreneurship education within higher education, with a focus on fostering opportunities for its expansion. Key competencies include personal leadership, effective teaching and coaching skills, organizational sensitivity, persuasive abilities, and strong planning and organizing capabilities. The ideal candidate will drive initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship education in a dynamic academic setting.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary ofof between € 5.247 and € 6.737 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 12). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.
Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling.

Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • Education
  • Economics
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1418043-1


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