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Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, SFU Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change, and innovation. Our mission is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective, supported by education that’s inspired by research and grounded in practice.

We are looking for people who share our passion and commitment to delivering experiential and transformative learning opportunities, and making SFU Beedie an outstanding business school.

We post opportunities as they become available. Please check back often, and learn more about working at SFU. 

Continuing Positions

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for one faculty position in our Business and Society Area with a specialization in Indigenous Business, beginning July 1, 2023. We welcome applicants who are interested in a tenure-track (Rank: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) or a teaching-track (Rank: Senior Lecturer) position.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a passion for relational, inclusive, highly-engaged teaching with the experience or demonstrated aptitude to contribute to Beedie’s teaching excellence in the area of Indigenous Business and more broadly, Business & Society. Those candidates seeking a research position must additionally demonstrate the capacity for high-quality, engaged research in the area of Indigenous business and the ability to help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise. All candidates should have the ability—or, for junior candidates, the demonstrated ambition—to make a positive impact on society and Indigenous communities through their research and teaching and help Beedie deliver on its commitment to prepare graduates to make responsible decisions and contribute to regenerative and reconciled economies by considering the systemic impacts of their decisions now and in the future.

Our ideal candidate will play an important role in supporting our institutional commitments to Indigenization. As such, our ideal candidate will be well versed in Indigenous ontologies and principles of wellbeing and their application in business and entrepreneurship settings.  They will also have a demonstrated ability to develop and sustain generative relationships with Indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous research methodologies and teaching pedagogies.  As a result, we encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of Indigenous populations. Additionally, they will demonstrate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as foundational elements of their work and lives. A PhD in Business, Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline will be considered.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have a record of relevant research outputs, which may include publications in reputable journals or evidence of a strong pipeline of papers under review. The successful candidate must hold a PhD by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.

Qualifications for Associate Professor

Candidates for the Associate Professor position should have an established record of excellence in research and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to have developed a clear program of research and be able to show prospects for future and ongoing contributions to research within their field. With regards to teaching, it is expected that a candidate will have demonstrated ongoing development of instructional effectiveness over a limited range of courses, as well as teaching-related contributions.

Qualification for Professor

Candidates for Full Professor should provide evidence that they have achieved of national or international reputation in their area of expertise. The rank of Full Professor is for those who have excelled in research and teaching and have demonstrated commitment to service contributions.

Qualifications for Senior Lecturer

Candidates for Senior Lecturer will require demonstration of excellence in teaching. Examples of educational leadership, involvement in curriculum development and innovation and other teaching and learning initiatives should be evident in their teaching dossier. It is expected that the candidate has participated in continuing pedagogical/professional development and have an appropriate level of involvement in service to the academic profession, to the University, or to the community in their teaching record. 

Duties for Tenure-Track Faculty

As SFU is a leading research university, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to Beedie’s research excellence. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in Indigenous Business and Business & Society at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance and offer assistance and guidance to students, peers and the academic community through activities such as committee work, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities.

Duties for Teaching-Track Faculty

A Senior lecturer is expected to teach 8 course sections per year in areas such as: Indigenous Business and Business in a Sustainable Society. A Senior Lecturer will have responsibility for the preparation and instruction of a wide range of undergraduate and graduate level courses, and may be called upon to provide leadership in curriculum development. Teaching faculty members are expected to contribute to Beedie’s teaching excellence, actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance and offer assistance and guidance to students, peers and the academic community through activities such as committee work, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities.

About Beedie

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research. Located on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, SFU is actively building a diverse and inclusive community.

Pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preference will be given to equity-deserving candidates who self-identify as Indigenous and will bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education, particularly the experiences of Indigenous persons.

As a top ranked research school, SFU Beedie has the distinction of being among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with double accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. SFU Beedie is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education and offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive levels. We pioneered the first EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership in North America and Canada’s first Executive MBA and Management of Technology MBA. SFU Beedie prides itself on innovation and entrepreneurship and we are home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator.

SFU is the top university in the world for entrepreneurial spirit and the top university in Canada for innovation. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment and is recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 and top family-friendly employers.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system by deadline via the link here: https://beedie.sfu.ca/about/work-with-us. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2023. Please indicate clearly the rank you wish to be considered for.

For a tenure-track position, a complete application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships)
  • proposed program of research and research alignment with Indigenous research methodologies as well as two examples of scholarly work (which can include all forms of Indigenous scholarship)
  • a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area of Indigenous Business and familiarity with Indigenous teaching pedagogies that may include a statement of pedagogy, reflection on practice (e.g. reflections on student or peer feedback and efforts to improve), prior or proposed syllabi or assignments; and other evidence of educational leadership, innovation, curriculum development, and understanding that would support teaching courses in Indigenous Business.
  • a statement outlining your experience and alignment to Beedie’s calling and values and efforts towards Indigenization, your ability to develop and sustain generative relationships with Indigenous communities, and your personal commitment to Indigenization and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • names and email addresses of 3 referees (ranked in order of preference).  SFU will contact referees directly.

For a teaching-track position, a complete application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of teaching, and list of collaborations/partnerships)
  • a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area of Indigenous Business and familiarity with Indigenous teaching pedagogies that may include a statement of pedagogy, reflection on practice (e.g. reflections on student or peer feedback and efforts to improve), prior or proposed syllabi or assignments; and other evidence of educational leadership, innovation, curriculum development, and understanding that would support teaching courses in Indigenous Business.
  • a statement outlining your experience and alignment to Beedie’s calling and values and efforts towards Indigenization, your ability to develop and sustain generative relationships with Indigenous communities, and your personal commitment to Indigenization and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • names and email addresses of 3 referees (ranked in order of preference).  SFU will contact referees directly.

 

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty. Please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia invites outstanding candidates for one tenure-track position in Strategy, beginning July 1, 2023 (Rank:  Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Strategy and a Master’s in Economics, or a PhD in Economics. We are interested in all Strategy research areas but those consistent with Beedie’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective will be prioritized. The successful candidate is expected to deliver high-quality, scholarly research, teach courses in both Strategy and Managerial Economics, and participate in our collaborative academic community through service.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor: strong academic record and completion or near-completion (ABD) of academic training. There should be clear indications that the individual has the aptitudes of a successful teacher, the potential to grow in stature as a scholar, as well as a willingness to play an active role in the University. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Strategy and Master’s Economics or or a PhD in Economics by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.

Qualifications for Associate Professor: a record of sustained successful teaching, scholarly achievement, and participation in service to their university and the community. An important criterion is the demonstration of continued professional growth of the individual in their field(s), including recognition as an established scholar.

Qualifications for Full Professor: evidence of national or international reputation in their area of expertise. The rank of Full Professor is for those who have excelled in research and teaching and have demonstrated commitment to service contributions.

About Beedie and SFU

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research. Located on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, SFU is actively building a diverse and inclusive community.

As a top ranked research school, SFU Beedie has the distinction of being among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with double accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. SFU Beedie is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education and offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive levels. We pioneered Canada’s first Executive MBA, Management of Technology MBA, and the first EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership in North America. SFU Beedie prides itself on innovation and entrepreneurship and we are home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator.

SFU is the top university in the world for entrepreneurial spirit and the top university in Canada for innovation. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment and is recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 and top family-friendly employers.

Application Instructions

Full consideration will be given to applications submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system by January 31, 2023, however, we will continue to accept applications beyond that date until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted directly to our application tracking system.

A complete application must include:

  • a cover letter,
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae including details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding and list of collaborations/partnerships,
  • a research statement including a proposed program of research, two examples of scholarly work, and a description of your research alignment with or interest in SFU Beedie’s vision and values and faculty members,
  • a teaching statement including evidence of teaching experience in both Strategy and Managerial Economics or a description of potential to teach the two subjects arising from one’s research area or academic training, prior syllabi and teaching evaluations (if experienced), and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice,
  • names and email addresses of 3 referees. SFU will contact referees directly.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU encourages applications from all qualified applicants; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. Please see the notice from our VP Academic.

Non-Continuing Positions

The Beedie School of Business (Beedie) invites applications for a one-year Term Lecturer position. This position is temporary and will run from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

This will be a full-time position, and the workload will include up to 7 courses in Strategy in the Undergraduate Program.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of term lecturers are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement (https://www.sfufa.ca/agreements-and-policies/collective-agreement-2019-22/).

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree (completed or near completion) in Business Strategy or a closely related field.
  • Outstanding teaching experience in related courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect course concepts to business issues and applications.
  • Be able to foster student-centered, inclusive learning environments.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching approaches and course design.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. These skills include but are not limited to strong listening skills, valuing and respecting diverse perspectives, and a collaborative disposition.

The candidate will have full responsibility for teaching the following courses: BUS 478: Strategy. Further detail on course learning goals can be viewed here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2022/fall/courses/bus/478.html

We anticipate the course load to be distributed as follows:

  • Spring 2023 (2-3 sections)
  • Summer 2023 (2 sections)
  • Fall 2023 (2 sections)

Course assignment will be based on course availability for a total of 7 sections; however, minor adjustments are possible given scheduling constraints.

We provide a variety of support systems for our instructors including mentoring by senior faculty, resources to enhance teaching skills through our Teaching and Learning Center, technical support in using online tools, and a collegial and supportive work environment.

About Beedie

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is a dynamic teaching and learning setting with a reputation for producing global-class research. Located on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, SFU is actively building a diverse and inclusive community.

As a top ranked research school, SFU Beedie has the distinction of being among only one per cent of business schools worldwide with double accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. SFU Beedie is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education and offers programs at the undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive levels. Its MSc in Finance is considered one of the top master programs for financial economists. We pioneered Canada’s first Executive MBA, Management of Technology MBA, and the first EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership in North America. SFU Beedie prides itself on innovation and entrepreneurship and we are home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator.

SFU is the top university in the world for entrepreneurial spirit and the top university in Canada for innovation. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, SFU offers a strong research environment and is recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 and top family-friendly employers.

How to Apply

Candidates should address their applications to Dr. Karen Ruckman, Area Coordinator, Strategy Area. Application should be submitted through the Beedie School's online application system.

Applications should include:

  • A concise cover letter (maximum two pages) highlighting evidence that the candidate meets the job qualifications and can effectively and enthusiastically perform the listed job duties.
  • A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s education and employment history, teaching experience, and evidence of impact. Please also note whether the candidate is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or eligible to work in Canada.
  • A teaching statement (maximum 2 pages) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy/approach and summarizes their evidence of effective teaching including a discussion of case analysis approach. Additional documents as supporting evidence of teaching effectiveness may be attached to this statement.
  • A statement (maximum one page) describing past or potential contributions to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should discuss their experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching and mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of underrepresented students.
  • We recognize that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact achievements. Candidates are welcome to add up to half a page to their cover letter to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them.
  • The names, titles, and email addresses of 3 referees, at least two of whom are qualified to assess the candidate’s teaching capabilities. Referees will be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later stages of the selection process.

All application materials should be submitted through the Beedie application page here: https://beedie.sfu.ca/about/work-with-us

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 12, 2022. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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