Professor- Rile Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Laramie, WY
Jan 24, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Please Note

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

The College of Business at the University of Wyoming invites nominations and applications for the Rile Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management and Marketing, beginning August 2018. The successful candidate is expected to be a thought leader within his or her academic field, and to engage in teaching, research, and service activities related to entrepreneurship. Academics holding a doctoral degree and qualified for tenure as either Associate or Full Professor will be considered.

Candidates may come from a range of business-related disciplines (e.g., management, marketing, finance, business law, or business analytics) but must have research and teaching interests in entrepreneurship.  This position is part of the University’s strategic focus in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as part of a high profile, cross- Disciplinary Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Additional approved University positions in the entrepreneurship area include an Endowed Chair and a Professor of Practice in the College of Engineering, and an Assistant Professor of Entreprenurship in the Department of Management and Marketing. The Rile Endowed Chair offers a commensurate and competitive salary and benefits package.

The successful candidate will lead all entrepreneurship initiatives within the College of Business, including an annual start-up competition, provide leadership for the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship across campus, and work with colleagues in the integration of entrepreneurship across the curriculum in the College of Business and across campus. Teaching responsibilities are one to two courses per semester in areas of expertise (undergraduate and/or MBA).

Application review will begin on Feb 17, 2018. Applicants that desire full consideration are encouraged to apply by that date; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree in an appropriate discipline is required to support the College of Business’s maintenance of AACSB academic qualifications (Scholarly Academic), as well as a proven track record in entrepreneurship and/or scholarly research (including publication in quality peer-reviewed journals).


Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record in cross-disciplinary/interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.   At least three years of prior academic or industry professional experience is preferred.


Required Materials

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.


Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming.  At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position.  If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

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Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


Welcome to Laramie

The College of Business

The University of Wyoming College of Business is AACSB accredited and is located in a state-of-the-art, Leeds certified building. The College currently offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, marketing, management (including an entrepreneurship concentration), accounting, economics and finance, and several minors, including entrepreneurship and international business. The College offers masters of business administration degrees, masters degrees in accounting, economics, and finance, and Ph.D. degrees in marketing and economics. Thematic goals important in the College relate to Sustainable Business Practices, Environment and Natural Resources, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship.  Individuals who wish to contribute to the research synergies of the current faculty are encouraged to apply.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit