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Note: This Canada Research Chair advertisement is no longer active and is only posted for archival purposes.

  • Posting ID: 8609
  • Position Title: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Organizational Leadership
  • Faculty/Academic Area; Canada Research Chair Department: Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • Campus: Waterloo
  • Date posting closed: February 9, 2018.

Position Summary

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Organizational Leadership (Internal)

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is seeking an outstanding scholar from existing Laurier faculty members as a candidate for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Organizational Leadership.

Applicants must hold the rank of assistant or associate professor; candidates from across the university who are working at the frontiers of organizational leadership with emphasis on employee/organizational effectiveness are invited to apply.

To meet the criteria of the CRC program, nominees must:

  • be exceptional emerging researchers who have demonstrated research creativity,
  • have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their field within the next five-10 years,
  • have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers, and
  • be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies in organizational behaviour and human resource management, industrial/organizational psychology, or a related discipline and will have an established externally funded research record. The applicants' expertise and experience in providing mentoring to a diverse group of learners, research training, outreach and service will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a highly productive research program as well as provide effective teaching and supervision to graduate business students. The successful candidate will also play a key leadership role within the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and will be expected to contribute to enhancing the international research profile of the Lazaridis School. The primary focus of the proposed Tier II CRC will be providing cutting edge research on issues related to leadership in organizations, including its implications for employee and organizational effectiveness.

Tier II Canada Research Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who were granted their PhD less than 10 years prior at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist including maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a CRC Tier II assessed through the program's Tier II Justification Process. Please contact Ildiko de Boer, Acting Manager, Office of Research Services at with any questions about the Tier II justification process. This nomination is subject to review and final approval by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat in Ottawa. More information on the CRC program including eligibility criteria can be found at

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one to two page statement of current and prospective research and teaching interests, reprints of recent papers, and should arrange for at least three academic referees to submit reference letters to Jordan MacNeil, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development and Research at at the time of application.

Laurier is a comprehensive, multi-campus university with a long history of excellence in teaching, learning and the student experience. Laurier provides an extraordinary learning environment that results in a highly personalized educational experience where its faculty and staff are accessible to students and their needs. The educational experience is transformative, as embodied in our institutional proposition, 'inspiring lives of leadership and purpose'. Laurier's campuses in Kitchener, Waterloo and Brantford are located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. As outlined in its Strategic Academic Plan, one of Laurier's three major pillars is a commitment to enhance its diversity as it works towards building a culture of inclusion. This includes increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

As required by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, Laurier must report on applicant diversity data as it relates to the four designated groups. As part of the nomination, applicants are asked to complete the online Applicant Employment Equity Survey to indicate if they identify with a designated group. The CRC website describes the program's commitment to diversity and equity as well as the requirement of universities under these commitments. For more information on Laurier's CRC equity and diversity and commitments please see Laurier's CRC Diversity and Equity webpage.

All applications must include position title Tier II CRC - Organizational Leadership and should be addressed to:

Dr. Peter Carayannopoulos
Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development and Research, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5

Electronic applications quoting "Tier II CRC - Organizational Leadership" are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 9, 2018.

Laurier is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities.

To obtain a copy of this job ad (or links referenced) in an accessible format or if there are any questions about this position or the CRC hiring process, please contact Jordan MacNeil at 


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