ENTR200 H - The Entrepreneurial Method (Spring 2023)

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5301 



Position Title: ENTR200 H – The Entrepreneurial Method (Spring 2023)

Term: Spring 2023 (May 8 – August 18)

Days/Times: Monday / Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/36

Anticipated Class Size: 60

Additional Course Requirements:

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Posting ends: February 16, 2023


Position Summary:

The course is designed to help students understand the realities of entrepreneurship, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and learn tools to enable success in their own startups. Students will be immersed in entrepreneurial practice through exposure to, and by working alongside entrepreneurs from the community. Group and individual class exercises and assignments will be used to develop the essential practices of an entrepreneur, learn the logic and methodology used by successful entrepreneurs, and become familiar with the application of business model canvas, value proposition design, customer development and lean start-up principles.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Business Administration or equivalent

Qualifications - Areas of Specialization: 

Demonstrated knowledge in the current content of ENTR200.

Demonstrated knowledge of current theory regarding effectuation principles, as well as entrepreneurial mindset and practices.

Experience and demonstrated ability to access and engage with members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate an immersive classroom environment.

Experience and demonstrated capacity to work as part of a faculty teaching team to ensure consistency across courses and sections in a multi-course, multi-section program.

Entrepreneurship experience either as a founder, founding team member, advisor or senior-level employee at a start-up.


Salary: $8,848.90

Application Deadline: February 16, 2023

Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Two (2) Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)


Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. John Banks

Department of Business, Policy

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario



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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at hr@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

While proof of vaccination requirements will be paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Responding to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until May 31. 

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM (shermcovid19@wlu.ca). Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources cgruhl@wlu.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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