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Innovation Management - Assistant or Associate Professor -Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics University of Guelph

11 Feb 2020 10:31 AM | Timothy Daniel Daus (Administrator)

Innovation Management - Assistant or Associate Professor

John F. Wood Chair

Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics

University of Guelph, Department of Management

Date Posted: February 11, 2020

Deadline: February 28, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found

Please reference AD #20-05

The Department of Management at the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate professor level. The successful applicant will become the named John F. Wood Chair in Innovation Management. This position will contribute to the entrepreneurial culture and programming of the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise. The start date for the appointment is July 1, 2020 or on a mutually acceptable date.

The Department of Management believes that business success depends on a strategic outlook, entrepreneurial attitude, global perspective, and a commitment to social and environmental responsibility. These values are advanced through Wood Centre programs such as the Hub, a space for innovative ideas to germinate and grow sustainable solutions to economic, social and environmental problems, to empower a new generation of leaders committed to community engagement and business as a force for good.

The position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses that support The Lang School’s innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and a demonstrated record of scholarly inquiry through publications and community engagement to advance Lang’s commitment to the development of a more sustainable future. The successful candidate will contribute to the academic responsibilities of the Wood Centre, the Department, the School, and the University.

Applicants should have a PhD in Management or a related field, and a demonstrated record of scholarly inquiry in business innovation through research and community engagement. The successful candidate will seek to further distinguish the Department as an important source of relevant research in Management, and will conduct outreach activities to engage external contributors and disseminate knowledge to our business community. Preference will be given to applicants who have a track record of effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and of research publication in quality journals. We are particularly interested in candidates with industry experience in business innovation, and whose research can connect management theory with management practice.

The Department of Management has 22 faculty members and responsibility for two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce program – Accounting, and Management. The Department also offers a MA in Management, an undergraduate leadership certificate and contributes to Lang’s MBA, MA in Leadership, and PhD in Management. Faculty members are committed to Lang’s vision of being and developing leaders for a more sustainable world, and take a sustainable approach to organizational success through teaching and research in accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, business policy/strategy, human resource management, organizational behaviour, leadership, and corporate social responsibility.

The Department of Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. Formed in 2006, the Lang School is the youngest college at the University of Guelph, but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. Our School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on February 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) name and contact information of three referees who will be contacted for a reference letter if the applicant is shortlisted. Applications should be sent electronically to the attention of:

Davar Rezania, Chair
Department of Management
Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics
University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1



All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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