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Instructor in Strategic Management - Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management

08 Mar 2024 3:54 PM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Instructor in Strategic Management in the Public and Private Sectors

Organization: Dalhousie University

Unit: Faculty of Management

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Preferred Start Date: 2024, July 1st

The Faculty of Management (FoM) invites applications for an instructor-stream position in strategic management (public and private sector) with a commencement date of July 1, 2024. This date is negotiable. The position will report to the Chairs of Departments of Public and International Affairs (PIA), and Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business (SEIB).

The successful candidate is expected to bring expertise in in strategic management, including strategy/policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Knowledge and/or experience from the public and private sector contexts would be assets. The responsibilities will include (i) teaching undergraduate and graduate management courses, in areas such as strategic management, strategic competitiveness, program evaluation, and policy analysis; (ii) developing new or renew existing course curricula in the appropriate topic areas; (iii) engaging with students and colleagues on topics related to strategic management; and (iv) actively participating in the activities of the two departments.

Required qualifications, experience, and skills

  • A PhD or DBA in Strategic Management or Public Administration (or a similar discipline)
  • Applicants very close to their thesis defense date may also be considered. The candidates must have demonstrated research productivity commensurate with their career stage.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the areas of strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the above expertise across the public and private sectors. The candidate’s qualifications must meet the Faculty’s accreditation standard (AACSB and CAPPA).

Preferable qualifications, experience, and skills

  • Evidence of efforts to foster safer spaces for equity-deserving groups;
  • Established record of teaching excellence in relevant courses, and promise in the case of early career individuals;
  • Experience with online teaching and pedagogical innovation.

This is a teaching-focused position; the teaching load is defined by the Faculty's workload policy. The career-stream instructor (probationary/continuing) position is one in which the successful candidate will undergo performance evaluation and review consistent with the Dalhousie Faculty Association collective agreement (, with the possibility to advance through ranks of instructor/senior instructor/University Teaching Fellow, in a continuing appointment.

The Faculty of Management offers programs at the undergraduate level (Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Management) and graduate level (MBA, MPA, and MSc). The FoM has a strong scholarly expertise about how we can build diverse, sustainable and responsible organizations. The FoM serves over 1,600 students and prides itself on developing the next generation of leaders. FoM specializes in experiential learning including residencies, consulting projects, co-op work terms, internships, blended learning, and new venture creation. Collaboration with our employer partners from across Canada brings opportunity to our students and relevancy to our programs.

The DPIA and DSEIB are two of eight departments in the Faculty of Management, at Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. Dalhousie is located in Mi’kmaw’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw, often referred to as Halifax, Nova Scotia. Information about the Faculty of Management can be found here.

Dalhousie University is among Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada a city known for its great quality of life. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers; long, colorful autumns; and cool, snowy winters.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Required materials

  • Cover letter
  • Recent CV
  • Teaching Statement (one (1) page, reflective of your teaching philosophy and teaching interests).
  • 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.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “EDIA Statement”) (one (1) page, reflective of your perspectives on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse constituents)
  • List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

Review of applications will begin April 4, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position please go to:

3000, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road

Montreal H3T 2A7 (Quebec) Canada

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