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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 two tenure-track positions in Management Information Systems, beginning July 1, 2022 (Rank Assistant Professor).

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong ability for delivering high-quality, scholarly research, teaching excellence and leadership abilities. Special consideration will be given to candidates with scholarly program aligned with the research and teaching needs in MIS area, as well as alignment with Beedie School’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities (of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective). Of particular interest to the MIS faculty group are candidates with a scholarly program that emphasizes novel business research questions in innovative and cutting edge domains. Such candidates will also be expected to create original teaching content in these domains, thereby aligning their research and teaching agendas. Candidates should also have the potential to engage with practitioner communities and make an impact on practice through their research.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in MIS or a related field.  Recent graduates and ABD candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties

The candidate will be expected to teach courses in traditional MIS areas such as Digital Business Strategy, Project Management, Business Database Management, Business Software Development, Information Systems Analysis and Design and Business Analytics, at either undergraduate or graduate levels. The candidate will also be expected to augment these course offerings with content covering recent technological trends and industry needs.

Teaching responsibilities also include regular review of course content covered by part-time faculty as well as coaching students for case competitions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Beedie’s research and teaching excellence.  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.

About Beedie

Located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, SFU is actively building an increasingly diverse and inclusive community.

The Beedie School of Business is a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We offer programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. We are also home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator. Simon Fraser University is one of just over 40 Ashoka Changemaker Campuses globally, recognizing our commitment to social responsibility and innovation.

SFU’s Beedie School of Business was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement, and generating positive change in its communities.

With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at http://www.beedie.sfu.ca/

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview via Zoom.  

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)
  • statement outlining the alignment of your research and teaching to the position’s qualifications, Beedie’s strategic priorities and vision
  • proposed program of research and two examples of scholarly work
  • a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area (this may include a statement of pedagogy, prior or proposed syllabi, and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice)
  • 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 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 Specialist, 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, 2022. We seek candidates at all ranks: Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Strategy or in a related field 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.

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.

Application Instructions

Deadline for application is October 15th, 2021, however, we will continue to accept applications beyond that date until the position is filled.

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.

About Beedie and SFU

Located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm), Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, SFU is actively building an increasingly diverse and inclusive community.

The Beedie School of Business is a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We offer programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. We are also home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator. SFU is one of just over 40 Ashoka Changemaker Campuses globally, recognizing our commitment to social responsibility and innovation.

SFU’s Beedie School of Business was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement, and generating positive change in its communities.

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 family-friendly employers.

 

Non-Continuing Positions

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Technology and Operations Management. This position is temporary and will run from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. Shorter terms could be considered.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree (completed or near completion) in Statistics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Data Analytics or a closely related field.
  • Outstanding teaching experience or demonstrated potential in related courses.
  • Ability to connect course concepts to business issues and applications.
  • Foster a student-centered, inclusive learning environment.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, adaptability, and initiative.

Responsibilities will include teaching up to 8 courses (comprised of multiple sections of two courses) over a year in Data and Decisions and Data Analytics in the Undergraduate Program, with no more than 3 courses in each of the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. 

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

The Beedie School of Business is recognized as a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We have programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D. and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program. The school was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research, while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement and generating positive change in its communities. With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting that is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most livable city. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at http://www.beedie.sfu.ca/.

Application Instructions

Complete 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. 
  • A teaching statement (maximum 2 pages) that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy/approach and summarizes their evidence of effective teaching. 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. Referees will be contacted directly by SFU upon submission of application.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2022. Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed if the position is still open.

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.

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.

Part-Time Teaching

Are you an experienced scholar or industry expert looking to share your knowledge? Connect with excellent students, educators, and researchers in a part-time teaching role.

 

Visiting Lecturers

We hire professors, lecturers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and subject experts to teach part-time. In order to apply as a visiting lecturer, you must hold a permanent faculty appointment in a recognized university, or an equivalent position in another appropriate organization. When you apply, you will be added to a Visiting Lecturer pool for consideration for future opportunities.

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Sessional Instructors

We have openings available for Sessional Instructors, including positions available for graduate students, TSSU members, and other interested applicants. Please apply to specific openings as they become available.

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Staff Positions

We hire creative, engaged and dedicated individuals who lead, develop, support and administer SFU Beedie School of Business programs.

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