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Associate Professor / Professor - Strategic Management and Economics

  • 1.  Associate Professor / Professor - Strategic Management and Economics

    Posted 11-07-2023 21:40

    The Rotman School of Management and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment. The appointment will be 51% in the Strategic Management area at Rotman and 49% in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science (A&S). The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate may be eligible to be appointed as the Academic Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship

    Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Strategic Management, Economics, or Entrepreneurship, or a closely related field, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching innovation, and entrepreneurship. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths in Strategy and Economics. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in a management program is preferred.

    Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals in the fields of strategy or economics (e.g., Academy of Management Journal/Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies), and journals of similar caliber, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, an active research pipeline, and other noteworthy activities in the fields of innovation or entrepreneurship that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees.

    Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, including a strong demonstrated ability to integrate both theory and practice; evidence of effective communication and presentation skills; a willingness to undertake graduate supervision; and a demonstrated mastery of their subject area. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference, and a strong performance during the on-campus seminar presentation for short-listed candidates.

    In addition, candidates must demonstrate dynamic academic leadership, adaptability, and a track record of connecting and collaborating with multiple stakeholders within and outside the University.  Candidates must demonstrate collegiality, visionary leadership, and an ability to mobilize resources to create a vibrant platform for developing and fostering entrepreneurship in A&S.  Evidence of academic leadership will be demonstrated by a statement of past experiences in academic leadership, such as in the area of innovation and/or entrepreneurship, including prior accomplishments, future plans, or other evidence of leadership-related activities, as well as strong letters of reference.

    Working collaboratively with the A&S Dean's Office and other units in the University of Toronto innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the academic director will have academic oversight of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, A&S's centralized innovation and entrepreneurship hub serving all 29 departments, 7 colleges and 45 interdisciplinary centres, schools, and institutes serving all A&S-affiliated constituents: undergraduate and graduate students, faculty; staff; and alumni. The Centre for Entrepreneurship operates on a six-pillar strategic framework: research, academic courses, co-curricular programs, venture incubation, venture growth and scaling, and community outreach. In 2023, the Centre will move into its new home in the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus.

    This search aligns with the University's commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter any experiences, or planned future contributions, to equity, diversity and inclusion, in the areas of research, teaching, and/or service.

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    About the Organization

    The University of Toronto is Canada's largest university and has an international research reputation. Rotman has a strong research-oriented faculty that is supportive of serious scholarship and is committed to the professional development of its faculty.

    Rotman has a long-established partnership with A&S including joint-delivery and administration of the Rotman Commerce program. Within the Strategic Management area specifically, close ties exist with various A&S units such as the Department of Economics, the Department of Sociology, the Munk Centre of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the School of Cities.

    Rotman operates a wide range of degree programs, including an undergraduate Commerce program, a full-time, part-time, Executive, and Global Executive MBA program, a Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, a Master of Management Analytics, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, and a Ph.D. program. Rotman is situated in the heart of Canada's corporate and financial center, and the world's most diverse city. Rotman's core values reflect this diversity. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Connect/AboutRotman/OurValues.

    A&S is a vibrant and diverse intellectual community, home to over 27,000 undergraduate students, 4,500 graduate students, 900 faculty members, and 600 administrative and technical staff. With over 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs, and more than 2,400 undergraduate courses, the Faculty provides a wealth of educational opportunities across a wide range of disciplines. Our academic units are consistently ranked top in Canada and are among the most highly ranked worldwide. We bring together extraordinary expertise that spans the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. For more information about A&S, please visit: https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/.

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter that can include any experiences, or planned future contributions, to equity, diversity and inclusion, in the areas of research, teaching, and/or service; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a job-market paper and up to two additional research papers or publications; a teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations; and, a statement of academic leadership.

    Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references.  The University of Toronto's recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted.  Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.  More details on the automatic reference letter collection including timelines are available in the candidate FAQ.

    Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields.  Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Becky Reuber, Search Committee Chair at strategy.recruiting@rotman.utoronto.ca .

    Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2023, and applicants should endeavor to have all materials including reference letters submitted by then. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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


    Diversity Statement
    The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


    As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.


    Accessibility Statement
    The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


    The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

    If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

    Please click here to apply: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-Professor-Professor-Strategic-Management-and-Economics-ON/574806217/

    A Rebecca Reuber
    Univ Of Toronto-J.L. Rotman
    Toronto ON