Position: Chair in Telecommunication Economics, Policy and Regulation
Organization: Western University
Unit: Ivey Business School
The Ivey Business School at Western University, London, Ontario seeks candidates for a new Chair in Telecommunication Economics, Policy and Regulation. This Chair will provide an opportunity to enhance research in the area of economic, policy, regulatory and investment environments of Canada’s digital and telecommunication market. The ideal candidate will have an accomplished academic publication record and/or extensive career experience at senior leadership levels in government or the telecommunication industry. They will be a recognized academic and/or practitioner expert in the area of telecommunications policy and regulation. They will likely hold a PhD in business, economics, or a related social science discipline.
Applicants will be considered for a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, or Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor; rank to be determined by qualifications and experience. A Limited term appointment will also be considered. The position is available to begin in July 2022, although alternate start dates may be arranged. The initial appointment for the Chair in Telecommunication, Economics, Policy and Regulation will be a 4-year term.
The Ivey Business School is seeking a scholarly educator or leading industry expert who is a natural collaborator and relationship builder to hold the Chair in Telecommunication, Economics, Policy and Regulation. With the generosity of donor funds, the Chair will have an opportunity to hire and supervise a Postdoctoral Fellow in order to expand research capabilities and enhance economic analysis of the Canadian telecom market. The Chair holder, in consultation with the Dean of the Ivey Business School and the Director of the Lawrence National Centre will also have access to additional funding that will further enhance outreach and external engagement to convene research workshops and/or smaller roundtables on current regulatory and policy trends in the telecom sector.
Applicants for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will hold a PhD. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar in their field of research, as demonstrated by publications in the highest quality academic journals, an active continuing research program, external research funding, scholarly awards, and invited presentations at seminars and major conferences. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of strong teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
PROBATIONARY (TENURE-TRACK) APPOINTMENT
Applicants for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will hold a PhD. The ideal candidate should have excellent research capabilities as demonstrated by high quality working papers, presentations at major conferences, publications in top academic journals, and strong letters of reference from recognized leading scholars. They should also have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD or related graduate degree plus significant relevant experience. The ideal candidate should have extensive career experience at senior leadership levels in government or the telecommunication industry. They will be a recognized practitioner expert in the area of telecommunications policy and regulation. They should also have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
Applicants must submit the following materials to email@example.com:
- Completed application form (http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position Form.pdf)
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Copies of research papers and/or reports
- a diversity statement that speaks to how the candidate’s leadership/research/teaching program will further equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization within the department, Faculty and Institution.
- Names and email addresses of three referees (who will not be approached without permission). Letters of reference will be required for shortlisted candidates.
Please ensure that the application form is completed and included in your application submission. Review of applicants will commence on March 23, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The Ivey Business School’s mission is to develop leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the societies within which they operate. Ivey is committed to values and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion. It is Canada’s premier business school and is recognized globally for the quality of its research and management education. The School is internationally oriented in terms of research, curricula, faculty, and student exchanges, with campuses in London (Canada), Toronto and Hong Kong. Ivey is the world’s second largest producer of case studies.
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy.
Western University has recently committed $6 million in funding for EDI initiatives (https://news.westernu.ca/2021/06/western-invests-6-million-to-support-new-edi-initiatives/). Ivey has established an EDI Advisory Council and launched a series of initiatives to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are a diverse community, committed to long-term career development. We especially encourage applicants from under-represented populations to apply. Spousal and family relocation assistance programs are in place.
The University seeks applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.