Position: Open rank position in Business Administration to support technology ecosystem
Organization: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Unit: Faculty of Business Administration
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in any business discipline at any rank with a proposed commencement date of January 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
Vision for the position
This position plays a strategic role in fulfilling Memorial University’s commitment to the future of Newfoundland and Labrador by contributing to a well-educated citizenry and a diverse economy. The recent growth in the high-tech industry in the province - as exemplified by the acquisitions of Verafin, a St. John’s-based information technology company by Nasdaq in February 2021 and of Clockwork Fox Studios by Carnegie Learning in April 2021 - is key to that diversity. The achievements of the Genesis Centre, one of Canada’s most renowned incubators, and of the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE), recognized as one of the top five emerging entrepreneurship centres in the world in 2019 and 2020, highlight the role technology industries, such as those that provide or employ business analytics based services and products, contribute to Newfoundland and Labrador’s long-term success. A number of startups such as Colab and Mysa have emerged from Genesis and MCE, and could very well be the next Verafin. Memorial University of Newfoundland has a duty to the people of the province to ensure that its graduates have the expertise to support the Newfoundland and Labrador technology ecosystem. The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) needs to contribute to the betterment of the Province by educating future generations to be adaptable and learning-oriented and equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and expertise to contribute to the success of the Newfoundland and Labrador technology ecosystem. The FBA is looking to hire a tenure-track faculty from any business discipline who will be willing to work closely with local organizations such as techNL, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), Bounce Health Innovation, Genesis and MCE, and the provincial government to identify important questions for technology industries, research on them and provide business and policy recommendations.
Applicants should have or be very near completion of a PhD or a DBA in any business discipline, have demonstrated research productivity at a level appropriate to the rank and a commitment to teaching and research in a university environment. Substantial experience supporting technology start-ups directly or indirectly through working with government, industry associations, incubators, funding agencies, investors, or other relevant organizations is desirable. Experience working with and detailed knowledge of the Newfoundland and Labrador technology sector and an ability to establish, maintain, and leverage research collaborations with practitioners would be a definite asset. A record of developing and teaching business analytics related content at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in any business disciplines (or across disciplines), using a range of modalities such as distance or blended learning, experiential learning, or collaborative teaching would be a strong advantage. The ideal candidate will have experience and international connections with leading innovation centers (for example, Israel, Silicon Valley, Boston, Toronto, etc.) as well as exposure to domains that are becoming strategic for Newfoundland and Labrador (cold oceans, cybersecurity, healthcare, etc.) and technologies such as software-as-a-service, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, augmented/virtual reality, etc. Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations and achievements in areas such as policy development, patents, or the development of innovative business analytics applications or services would also be an advantage.
If the successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, they shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of assistant professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, they shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.
About the Faculty of Business Administration
The Faculty of Business Administration is committed to excellence and relevance in its teaching, research and community engagement. The FBA’s mission is to inspire students to be entrepreneurial and innovative. Our vision is to be a business school recognized for its contribution to a prosperous, entrepreneurial, sustainable and socially equitable world. The FBA is a member of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) network, which is “dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines”.
The Faculty of Business Administration is a leader in management education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Approximately 2,100 students are registered in the undergraduate programs of the Faculty, with another 200 students completing graduate programs, including a PhD and M.Sc. in Management. For additional information about our Faculty, please visit our web site at https://www.business.mun.ca/.
About Memorial University
The lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe and friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For additional information about our University, please visit our web site at https://www.mun.ca/.
How to apply
The deadline to receive applications is August 1, 2021. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter addressing in detail how the applicant meets the stated qualifications and will meet the vision for the position; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) statements of teaching philosophy and teaching experience, (4) a statement of research interests and plans; and (5) up to three recent examples of significant writing output (e.g., academic publications, working papers, practitioner articles) with a brief statement as to their significance and impact on business theory, practice, public policy, student learning or society. Please send complete applications electronically to the address below, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly by the referees to the same address. Virtual meetings may be organized with applicants in cases where more information is needed.
Isabelle Dostaler, PhD
Faculty of Business Administration
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5
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