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University of Utah Open in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Open

Department 00049 - Strategy Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2021


The Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah seeks applicants for faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank. These positions are subject to University funding and approval. Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or show evidence that their doctoral dissertation will be substantially completed by August 1, 2021. These positions will require high levels of scholarship, teaching and collegiality.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, working or job market paper, research and teaching statement, and evidence of teaching ability. Candidates applying at the Assistant rank should include three letters of reference while candidates at the Associate or Full rank should provide contact information for at least three references. Applicant review will be begin on Friday, November 13, 2020 and will continue until positions are filled. Please direct any questions to

Our current tenure line faculty include Jay Barney, Lyda Bigelow, Jack Brittain, Josh Feng, Bill Hesterly, Matthew Higgins, Bill Schulze, Orie Shelef, Jason Snyder, Rob Wuebker, and Todd Zenger, with half joining the group over the last several years. While all self-identify as strategy and/or entrepreneurship scholars, our research focus is varied as reflected in the broad range of journals in which our faculty have published in recent years, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Financial Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Research Policy.

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

The Department recently started a post-doctoral fellowship program and co-hosts the Winter Strategy Conference, which annually features the work of early career strategy scholars. The conference has become one of the marquee small conferences in the strategy field. The Department also provides important academic support and leadership to four institutes or centers within the Eccles School: the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute, the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation, and the Sorenson Impact Center. The Department has also recently launched a novel Master of Business Creation.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City and is consistently ranked among the top regions of the country for economic growth. Salt Lake City is also known for its unparalleled quality of life with ready access to skiing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and all forms of outdoor recreation.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/18/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00593CF

Type Faculty

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