Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Management

College: Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Department: Management

Date Posted: August 10, 2021
Deadline: September 7, 2021
Please reference AD #21-36

Position Description:

The Department of Management at the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, specializing in community development. The start date for the appointment is January 1, 2022, or on a mutually acceptable date.

The position responsibilities include community engagement, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses that support the Lang School’s innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and a demonstrated record of scholarly inquiry through publications and community engagement to advance Lang’s commitment to the development of a more sustainable future.

Applicants should have a PhD in Management or a related field. The Department is looking for candidates whose research interests complement the current interdisciplinary orientation in entrepreneurship, small business development, the circular economy, and sustainability. The successful candidate will seek to further distinguish DOM as an important source of relevant, applied research in small business development, and will conduct extensive outreach activities to engage external contributors and disseminate knowledge to our business community. We are particularly interested in candidates with industry experience in economic development (ideally international as well as within NA) and whose research connects management theory with management practice. We are respectful of different approaches and perspectives in meeting these objectives. The candidate should be a team player who builds relationships with faculty, students, administration and with our academic and professional communities.

Candidates must have demonstrated strength in communication and interpersonal skills required for community engagement, and a record of teaching excellence. We prefer candidates with fundraising experience and the competence to teach negotiation, conflict resolution, or sustainability at all levels. We value active learning approaches and supportive classroom environments that foster student achievement.

Candidates must have the capacity and desire to provide collegial service to the Department and the willingness and ability to support students interested in entrepreneurship research. As we continue to expand our graduate programs, we are looking for motivated candidates who will actively engage in this development.

The Department of Management has 22 faculty members and responsibility for two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce program – Accounting, and Management. The Department also offers a MA in Management, an undergraduate leadership certificate and contributes to Lang’s MBA, MA in Leadership, and PhD in Management. Faculty members are committed to Lang’s vision of being and developing leaders for a more sustainable world, and take a sustainable approach to organizational success through teaching and research.

The Department of Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. Formed in 2006, the Lang School is the youngest college at the University of Guelph but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. Our School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, person growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on September 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) name and contact information of three referees who will be contacted for a reference letter if the applicant is shortlisted. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Davar Rezania, PhD
Department of Management
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: drezania@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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