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Chair, Roy A. Jodrey Chair in Commerce or Business Administration - Dalhousie University, Rowe School of Business

28 Dec 2021 10:33 AM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Chair, Roy A. Jodrey Chair in Commerce or Business Administration

Organization: Dalhousie University

Unit: Rowe School of Business

The Roy A. Jodrey Chair was established at Dalhousie University in 1969. The Chair was established by Roy A. Jodrey, who founded Nova Scotia Power companies and the Minas Basin Pulp & Paper Company and built a financial empire. Jodrey came from humble Maritime roots but was determined to teach himself the basics of business. He was known for his grit, determination, and vision. He is remembered for his outstanding and generous contribution to the economic prosperity of Nova Scotia.

We are pleased to be recruiting for our next Roy A. Jodrey Chair. We welcome all qualified candidates to submit their applications. The Chair will hold or be given their regular tenure track/tenured appointment at the initial rank of Associate Professor or Professor (dependent upon qualifications and experience) and will commence July 1, 2022 (negotiable). The Chair position will initially be for a five-year term and renewable subject to the terms of the Chair. The successful applicant will be expected to serve as an intellectual leader and to advance interdisciplinary scholarship related to business and society. The successful applicant is also expected to have a robust research track record and an ambitious research agenda. They will be committed to the success of the Faculty’s programs and students, and eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty. As the chair holder, the successful applicant receives a research stipend as well as a teaching reduction during the term of this Chair.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD from an accredited program in a relevant discipline
  • An exceptional record of scholarly activity commensurate with their career stage
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to foster safer spaces for equity-deserving groups
  • Demonstrated capacity to make a significant contribution to the Rowe School of Business and the Faculty of Management

Preference will be given to candidates whose focus in the fields of business and society bridges the conventional boundaries of commerce and business administration and who is likely to contribute to more than one of our seven area groups: accounting, finance, TIME (technology, innovation management and entrepreneurship), supply chain and decision sciences, marketing, management, and strategy. Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management is in an ambitious period of renewal and development. Our vision is a world where talented people across sectors work together to create social and economic value and new possibilities. We embrace a culture of collaboration and connection. We seek a Chair-holder who will embrace that vision and who will collaborate actively with our community to realize it.

The Rowe School of Business within the Faculty of Management is an AACSB-accredited school with a strong research culture and a member of EFMD and EFMD Global Network. It serves over 1800 students and prides itself on developing the next generation of innovative leaders. Information about the Rowe School of Business and its programs may be found at

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities. It is a member of the U15 (a collective of some of Canada’s most research-intensive universities). Dalhousie’s mission is to lift the intellectual, social, and economic vitality of our local, national, and global communities through an institution-wide commitment to a world-class student experience, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mutual respect and inclusion in all aspects of our academic, research, and civic priorities. Dalhousie’s Third Century Promise, or Si’st Kasqimtlnaqnipunqekl Teli L’wi’tmasimk in Mi’kmaq, includes “Inclusive Excellence” as a strategic priority; we embrace this priority in the Faculty of Management through a Strategic Plan Pillar of “Support Inclusion and Reconciliation”.

Dalhousie University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax, a vibrant coastal city, is the capital of Nova Scotia, and is the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada. It offers a high quality of life with various indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities in and near the city and rich arts and cultural institutions, including an excellent library system and plans for a new art gallery.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit Applicants should prepare and submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter that includes a discussion of the relationship of your work to the Jodrey Chair’s Business and Society focus
  • Recent CV
  • Research Profile and Agenda (maximum two (2) pages, summarizing your major research accomplishments and describing your five-year research plan)
  • Teaching Statement (maximum two (2) pages, summarizing your teaching philosophy, effectiveness, and interests)
  • Dossier of evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience such as teaching evaluations, letters from colleagues or students, and/or research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning may be provided
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and decolonization statement (maximum two (2) pages, reflective of your perspectives on broadening engagement, interrogating bias, integrating critical perspectives and pedagogies, and engaging collaborative and inclusively with colleagues and students) (Upload as “Portfolio.”)
  • List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage

Applications must be submitted electronically at

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Iraj Fooladi (at, Chair of the Search Committee.

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.

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