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Assistant or Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization Theory (2 positions) - Mount Royal University, Bissett School of Business

01 Apr 2022 1:31 PM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization Theory (2 positions)

Organization: Mount Royal University

Unit: Bissett School of Business

Closing date: April 25, 2022 or until suitable candidates are found

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors. Mount Royal provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning and a strong foundation of experiential learning. We are striving to become one of Canada’s top destinations for undergraduate studies.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation. Calgary is less than a one-hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The city brings a mix of dynamic big city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty.

MRU is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning, and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies

The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies has a student body of approximately 3400 students and is composed of the Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication Studies. The Bissett School of Business hosts four departments: General Management & Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, International Business & Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation. The School of Communication Studies consists of three departments: Public Relations, Information Design, and Broadcast Media Studies and Journalism. The Bissett School of Business is an accredited member of EFMD, a global, non-profit, membership-driven organization dedicated to management development.

About the Department of General Management & Human Resources

The Department of General Management & Human Resources offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in both General Management and Human Resources. The General Management program helps students understand the “big picture” in a variety of business sectors. Coursework in this degree allows students to gain skills and knowledge needed to manage or start a business. The General Management major is designed to offer students flexibility in program design and transferability, as well as exposure to a broad number of key business areas. Core Courses include: Human Resources, Marketing, Global Business Environment and Business Communication, Operations Management, Business Law, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategic Management.

About the Role

The Department of General Management & Human Resources in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Strategy or Organization Theory with a focus on Sustainability at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions can commence on July 01, 2022 or January 01, 2023. The selected individuals will be hired into the teaching/scholarship/service work pattern (TSS). The TSS work pattern has a focus on teaching (the equivalent of six (6) three-hour classes per academic year), with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The successful applicants must be willing to engage in course and program development.

The successful candidates will become integral members of our General Management team, and will contribute meaningfully to departmental priorities and activities. Mount Royal considers developing industry connections to be a critically important part of our programs. The selected candidates will, from time to time, be required to actively liaise with industry partners and professional associations on behalf of the Department and the Bissett School of Business.


  • A PhD in Management (or related discipline) or close to completion of PhD (ABD) from an accredited post-secondary institution (AACSB, EQUIS, EFMD, or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • A record of scholarly activity and a viable pipeline of research publications
  • Professional experience is an asset
  • Interest in teaching and conducting research in an aspect of corporate sustainability, including sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, ESG, stakeholder theory, climate change, etc.
  • Academic and practical knowledge of ESG, stakeholder theory, Indigenous relations, and climate impacts would be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days, and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

Due to changing Covid-19 precautions, this role may possibly require the incumbent to temporarily work from home. Access to a secure personal computer and stable internet connection is required.

MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.

Apply Here:

If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

3000, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road

Montreal H3T 2A7 (Quebec) Canada

Phone: 514-340-7116


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