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Note: This Canada Research Chair advertisement is no longer active and is only posted for archival purposes.

  • Posting ID: 8817
  • Position Title: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Corporate Governance
  • Faculty/Academic Area; Canada Research Chair Department: Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • Campus: Waterloo
  • Date posting closed: Aug. 24, 2018.

Position Summary

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Corporate Governance

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applicants for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Corporate Governance. This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the Policy Area. This area includes faculty in strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, business law and sustainability. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor or a tenured position at the rank of associate professor to begin, pending CRC approval.

Candidates must have an established externally-funded research record with demonstrated potential of becoming a global leader in corporate governance research. The candidate should have a record that includes research pertinent to high growth technology firms or they should demonstrate the willingness and potential to transition into this field. Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies in general management and have an emerging academic record with recognized potential for leadership in their field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a highly productive research program and provide effective teaching of Policy Area courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also play a leadership role within the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the recently established Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises.

The primary focus of the proposed Tier II CRC will be collaborative, interdisciplinary research on the major issues of corporate governance within the fields of the Policy Area. The research will apply to growing technology firms and influence thinking of policy makers, corporate leaders and institutional investors. This involves developing and publishing research on a broad range of governance issues that includes but is not limited to: executive compensation; board composition, evolution and governance; global governance; board effectiveness; CEO succession; legislative and regulatory changes related to governance; director fiduciary responsibilities; shareholder and stakeholder activism; proxy voting.

The CRC will be expected to actively participate in the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises (LI). LI is focused on solving a specific national challenge  the need for more globally competitive technology companies in Canada. LI’s approach to this complex problem is three-fold: (i) It supports Canadian technology companies in reaching their next level of growth, through world-class programs like the Scale-Up Program, and a global network of business and technology experts who provide mentorship, connections, and valuable experience. (ii) It supports insightful research to develop new knowledge about management issues pertinent to high growth technology companies. (iii) It creates direct links between international research, best practices in global scaling, and curriculum to empower students with the knowledge they need to make a difference in emerging companies after graduation.

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. Contingent on success of the CRC nomination, the successful applicant will be offered a position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. More information on the CRC program including eligibility criteria can be found at

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than five thousand undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to achieve excellence in management education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA, MFin, and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please visit the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics website.

Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading high technology firms, insurance companies and educational/research institutions (e.g. the University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 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 at the time of application. All applications must include the Position Number 2018-03, 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

Email: — Electronic applications quoting Position Number 2018-03 are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 24, 2018.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual and gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Senior Administrative Officer at

Further information on the equity policy can be found in university policy 8.4 Employment Equity. For more information on Wilfrid Laurier University’s CRC equity, diversity and inclusion commitments, please visit the Canada Research Chair Action Plan

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

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee, and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.


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