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Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) is a multi-campus university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and highly personalized educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving our well-earned reputation for excellent undergraduate teaching and learning. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range of more than 100 academic programs. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, Laurier has offered students a transformative experience, an ethos that is offered in Laurier’s intention to inspire lives of leadership and purpose.
Laurier is taking a step toward Indigenization and reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) by hiring six new Indigenous faculty members and six new Black faculty members. The initiative is part of Laurier’s broader Faculty Rejuvenation efforts to advance strategic academic and research goals, enhance academic excellence and student experience, and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Laurier’s campuses and locations are on the Haldimand Tract, within the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.
Nestled around one city block, Laurier’s Waterloo campus is home to more than 15,500 students in undergraduate and graduate studies. Known for its small community feel, the campus is a welcoming environment for students and staff. The Waterloo Region, consisting of the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich, is home to Canada’s fastest-growing technology sector and is part of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. Neighbouring Laurier's Waterloo and Kitchener campuses are the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region, the African Caribbean Black Network of Waterloo Region and the Waterloo Region Black Innovation Centre. Located approximately one- hour west of Toronto, the Waterloo Region offers a unique blend of modern, energetic urban centres and scenic, rural landscapes, and is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Waterloo Region is renowned for higher education and research. Internationally recognized research organizations also make their home in Waterloo: the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Balsillie School for International Governance Innovation.
Faculty and department/area: Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Business
Position location: Waterloo
Area of specializations: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Decision Sciences, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, Strategic Management
Rank/s of the position: Assistant/Associate Professor
Type of position: Tenure track/Tenured
Faculty/department/program description: Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is one of Canada’s most selective and prestigious business programs and is AACSB accredited. With more than 33,000 alumni, 160 full-time faculty and 6,000 students, the Lazaridis School has the largest business-degree co-op program in Canada.
The mission of the Lazaridis School is to develop leaders with the skills in management and economics for a rapidly changing and complex global environment. We seek to advance knowledge and practices in these fields by supporting both theoretical and applied research. Furthermore, we strive to serve business and our community by fostering mutually beneficial alliances with leaders at local, national and international levels.
Located within one of the most vibrant startup communities in Canada, the Lazaridis School offers undergraduate and graduate business and economics degrees along with a PhD in Management on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. Our Business Technology Management bachelor’s program is located on the university’s Brantford campus, and we offer a Master of Finance and MBA at our downtown Toronto location. In Kitchener, we operate an executive development program as part of the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises.
Position summary: The Business Department is seeking a scholar to help further prepare students for a multicultural workplace and society. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completion of a PhD), an active research agenda and will participate in shaping business education at Laurier by contributing to the longer-term vision of the school and enhancing the current course breadth to ensure it is relevant and reflective of the society in which students live and work. In addition to engaging in high quality research and teaching, the incumbent will also be engaged in developing and expanding upon the existing experiential learning initiatives, both locally and/or internationally.
Qualifications: A strong scholar with a Phd (or close to completion of a PhD), demonstrated research potential in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Decision Sciences, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, or Strategic Management. Ability to publish in top tier journals and maintain a highly productive research agenda. Ability to teach multiple courses in both the undergraduate and graduate Business programs in their specific Area. For candidates applying to the Accounting Area, a Canadian CPA or equivalent will be an asset.
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Applications can be addressed to Mike Young, Executive Search Associate and submitted electronically to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on October 29th and will continue to be collected and evaluated until all of the Inclusive Excellence cohort positions are filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply once interested as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
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