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Date: Aug 5, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ.
Department: Lazaridis Business (ODS)
Employee Group: WLU FA
Requisition ID: 2500
• Posting ID: 2021-04
• Position Title: Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain
(August 5, 2021)
Faculty/Academic Area: Canada Research Chair Department: Lazaridis School of
Business and Economics
• Campus: Waterloo
• Date posting closed: September 6, 2021
• Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
• Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain (Internal)
The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applicants
for a tenure-track or tenured Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Advanced Analytics in
Supply Chain in the Operations and Decision Sciences Area. Applicants must be tenure-track
or tenured faculty members currently employed by Laurier. The Canada Research Chairs
Program is a key component of a strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in
research and development (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). As required by the CRC Program's
eguity target goals, this position is only open to candidates who identify as racialized/visible
The primary focus of the CRC in Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain will be to advance
research that will provide resilient, efficient and effective solutions to the entire supply
chain by incorporating machine learning and data analytics into the decision making process.
The Chair is expected to bring together business analysts, empiricists and theoreticians to
address issues concerning analytics in supply chain, retailing and transportation and logistics.
The CRC in Advanced Analytics in Supply Chain will enable Laurier to become a leader in the
development of Canadian innovation in the area of supply chain management using data
analytics and be a bridge between academia and industry in this field by leveraging and
building on the existing relationships with the supply chain industry.
The Chair is expected to act as a hub for supply chain analytics research at Laurier and
coordinate closely with the CN fellow in supply chain management. They will be expected to
initiate new research collaborations within and outside of Laurier. They are also expected to
enhance collaborations with industry partners. The Chair is expected to recruit and supervise graduate students and involve them in cutting edge research projects. The developments,
insights, and results of these projects are expected to be published in top-tier journals that
address issues related to the fields of supply chain management and business analytics. The
Chair is expected to attend, present and discuss developments, insights, and results at
appropriate academic, industry and public venues including the annual World Class Supply
Chain Summit. The Chair will be expected to secure external funding, including SSH RC
funding, and to contribute to the training and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students through their research program. The candidate is also expected to have
demonstrated teaching proficiency and to make contributions to graduate and undergraduate
teaching and participate in the service activities of the Operations and Decisions Science Area.
Research achievements to date will include success in obtaining Tri-Agency (or other) funding,
a strong track record in peer-reviewed publishing, and evidence of impact of your research,
community and industry engagement, and innovation in knowledge translation.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are intended for
exceptional emerging scholars who were granted their highest degree 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 2 assessed through the
program's Tier 2 Justification Process. Please consult the CRC website for details about
eligibility or contact Charity Parr-Vasquez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Vice-President,
Research, for more information. More information on the CRC program including eligibility
criteria can be found at httg://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca .
The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and will be
appointed as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor
level in the Lazaridis School of Business in the Operations and Decisions Science Area,
conditional on CRC application approval.
The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over 150 full-time faculty and more than
6000 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,
MMA and PhD. Laurier's undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB
accredited. For more information, please visit httg://www.wlu.ca/lazaridisschool .
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. University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter
Institute for Theoretical Physics).
The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is also home to the Lazaridis Institute, which
helps Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth through world-class
programs; leading-edge research in innovation, management and disruption in the tech
ecosystem; and the connection of international research, best practices in global scaling, and
Candidates must have
• a PhD in supply chain management or related field,
• an established scholarly record in supply chain management commensurate to career
stage; including state-of-the-art research and/or state-of-the-practice knowledge
mobilization and dissemination,
• demonstrated an ability to publish in top-tier journals that address issues on supply
chain management and business analytics,
• a record that includes research pertinent to supply chain management using data
analytics or the ability and willingness to transition to doing research in supply chain
• demonstrated effective teaching and development of courses at the undergraduate and
• a track record of obtaining Tri-agency (and/or other) funding,
• demonstrated ability to train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students,
• As required by the CRC Program's eguitY. target goals, this position is only open to
candidates who identify as racialized/visible minorities.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and
prospective research interests, a two-page teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy,
experience and interests, including proposed courses you would teach, PDF copies of three
scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field of supply chain
management and contact information of three academic referees willing to provide a letter of
reference. All applications must include the Position Number 2021-04, and should be
addressed electronically to:
Xuan Zhao Area Coordinator, Operations & Decision Sciences
Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3CS
Deadline for applications is September 6, 2021.
The anticipated start date of the Chair is November 2022 subject to the submission of a peer reviewed application for the CRC in Spring 2022 and final approval of the CRC by the
Secretariat in Fall 2022.
The impact of leaves (e.g. parental leave, extended leaves due to illness, etc.) will be carefully
considered when reviewing candidates' eligibility and record of research achievement.
Therefore, candidates are encouraged to explain in their cover letter how career interruptions
may have impacted them. Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid
Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is
committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from
candidates with all cultures? We welcome applications from qualified individuals of the
equity-seeking-groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and
inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at
email@example.com. Candidates from other equity seeking-groups who would like to learn
more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and
Accessibility at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with Laurier's best practices in recruitment and in accordance with the Canada
Research Chairs Requirements for Recruitment Guidelines, applicants are encouraged to
complete the gP-J:;!licant eguitv. survev.,. For more information on Laurier's CRC equity, diversity
and inclusion commitments, please visit the Laurier's CRC Eguity, Diversitv. and Inclusion
Laurier strives to make our application process accessible and provides accommodations for
both applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.7. If you require assistance applying for
this position, would like this job posting in an alternative format, or would like to discuss
accessibility and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact Laurier's
Equity and Accessibility Officer at email@example.com .
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:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
The Lazaridis School of Business & 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.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a
combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties
of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.
Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier's core values and
central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty
and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized,
having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities.
Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing
at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from
other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive
programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to
make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a
position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human
Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit
www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All
applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be
required in electronic form.
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