Job: University of Utah


Pierre Lassonde Chair in Entrepreneurship

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Department of Management
David Eccles School of Business
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

The David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah announces an opening for the Pierre Lassonde Chair in Entrepreneurship. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as strategy, organization theory, etc. is required. The successful candidate will be an established and nationally respected researcher in entrepreneurship or a related area such as the management of technology and innovation. He or she will be prepared to work with established senior scholars and to lead and mentor the research efforts of several junior faculty and doctoral students. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The David Eccles School of Business faculty is well-recognized for its research and scholarship. It was ranked 28th in the world in research in the most recent Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings. The Department of Management includes established scholars in Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, and Production and Operations Management. Adjacent to the campus is a Research Park, home to more than 30 technology-oriented businesses with close research and operational ties to the University. Salt Lake City is known as a hotbed for technology-oriented business startups that provide great opportunities for student learning and research.

The ideal candidate will be interested in becoming involved with some or all of the activities of the Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center. In 2006, a $13.25 million donation from David Eccles School of Business alum, Pierre Lassonde, endowed the Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center. The Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center sponsors a number of programs that focus on new venture development and helping inventors make the transition from breakthrough invention to a marketable product and start up company.

Today, the Pierre Lassonde Entrepreneur Center represents the largest entrepreneur center of its kind in the United States. The Center currently holds equity stakes in 14 start-up companies. The David Eccles School of Business is also the host institution for the University Venture Fund, the largest student-run venture fund in the U.S.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City is the state capitol and home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations. The metropolitan area has a population of approximately one million residents and is a major urban center in the intermountain west. Salt Lake City has extensive arts and cultural activities and a major airport close to downtown. It is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and has four distinct seasons, including mild winters and warm summers and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, including easy access to the mountains, the red rock country of the Colorado Plateau, and eight national parks.

Interested individuals should send a letter indicating interest and a complete vita to,

Dr. Bill Hesterly
Associate Dean
University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business
1645 E. Campus Center Dr., Room 106
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9304

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.