The Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Management (SEM) in the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure‐track position in Leadership/Management. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter, as possible.
For an appointment at the assistant professor level, candidates will have graduated from an accredited PhD program in a relevant area, with demonstrated potential to publish top‐level research and achieve teaching excellence. Candidates who are close to PhD completion may be considered; however, the appointment will be contingent upon the completion of the PhD by an agreed‐upon date. Success in obtaining research grants and scholarly activities will also be considered. Appointments at a more senior level (Associate or Full Professor) may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. For an associate/full professor appointment, the candidate must have an established reputation for making high quality contributions to top tier journals and evidence of teaching excellence. Proficiency in English is required for this position.
Responsibilities of the position include teaching leadership and/or strategic management courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include publishing in leading academic journals, establishing an active and sustainable research program, supervising graduate students, and actively engaging with their academic and professional communities. The Alberta School of Business has an energetic PhD program and the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in its continuing success and development.
The Alberta School of Business is one of the world's leading institutions in business education and research. As the first and longest continually accredited business school in Canada, the Alberta School of Business is one of the largest business schools in Canada with 70 faculty members, 2100 undergraduate students, and 950 students in our Masters and PhD programs. Since 1916, the innovative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of the School's more than 31,000 alumni have strengthened businesses and communities worldwide. Our vision is simple, yet powerful: To develop and inspire entrepreneurial leaders from Alberta for the World. Our mission is to excel and lead through research, teaching and external engagement.
SEM, in particular, has long been home to transformative scholars in the fields of organizational theory and entrepreneurship. Within SEM, faculty are interdisciplinary, drawing from disciplines such as sociology, organizational theory, organizational behavior and human resources management. Our faculty members are world‐renowned for their expertise within their respective fields. We have a research culture that supports all faculty and doctoral students to be engaged at the forefront of creating important and improved explanations for organizational phenomena. We bring our intellectual curiosity and zest for scholarly discovery to our stakeholders, especially students in the classroom and managers of all types of organizations, inspiring them to strive for continual improvement of existing practices while also exploring opportunities for broader innovation. We have three primary undergraduate majors: a) entrepreneurship/innovation; b) human resource management; and c) strategic management and organization.
Located in Western Canada, the province of Alberta boasts diverse landscapes from the Canadian Rocky Mountains to wide open prairies and blue skies. The University of Alberta is situated in the provincial capital of Edmonton. This city is a vibrant multi‐cultural center with over one million people that offers the benefits of an urban lifestyle combined with high‐quality schools, varied restaurants, excellent theatre, year‐round festivals, reliable public transportation and ample recreation opportunities.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and is competitive with similar research‐focused business schools in North America.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, samples of research, any available teaching ratings, and names of three referees who have been asked to send confidential letters of assessment. This competition will remain open until filled.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
Please send application by e‐mail (PDF files) to:
Dr. Ian Gellatly, Chair
Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management Alberta School of Business
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.