March 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites outstanding candidates for a Term Senior Lecturer position in our Business and Society Area. The successful candidate will act as our Academic Director of Indigenous Programs and Academic Director for our Indigenous Business Leadership Executive Masters in Business Administration Program.
This role provides an opportunity to advance Indigenous Programming at a school that has the ambition to succeed and make an impact. Specifically, this role will allow the selected candidate to:
- Play an integral role in SFU Beedie’s continued leadership in Indigenous programing nationally and internationally;
- Play an integral role in furthering a university-wide strategy that builds on SFU’s dynamic culture and seeks to strengthen the university’s commitment to indigenous programming;
- Work with a proven, highly sought after, one-of-a kind program in Canada;
- Play a leadership role on campus in areas relating to Indigenous programming;
- To see the impact of your work on our students and school; and,
- Be an integral part of a transformational journey.
Given the role this individual will play in the Beedie School of Business’ continued growth and success, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following education, experience, and personal characteristics:
• A graduate degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, or an Indigenous business-related field; and,
• A Ph.D. would be an asset.
• A demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, ideally in educational leadership, involvement in curriculum development, innovations and learning initiatives and continuing pedagogical and professional development;
• Teaching experience in delivering and developing curriculum that reflects the worldviews and serves the needs of Indigenous people would be an asset;
• The ability to interact and engage with Indigenous institutions and communities to develop and help cultivate relationships with the Beedie School of Business; and,
• Teaching experience consistent with Beedie’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective will be prioritized.
PERSONAL / PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
• An influential personality, someone who creates trust and followership;
• Collaborative, with an innate desire to build something relevant with others;
• Intellectually curious;
• A natural inclination to share and support those around him/her;
• Passionate about shaping the future generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders;
• A true entrepreneurial approach; and,
• Someone who can build relationships easily and builds trust quickly.
As the Academic Director (Term), Indigenous Programs, the candidate will have oversight of all aspects of academic quality (including but not limited to admissions requirements, curriculum, teaching management and delivery, and ensuring an excellent student experience) of the Indigenous Business Leadership EMBA Program, Graduate degree programs and Executive Education non-credit programs. As a member of the Beedie Graduate Programs Leadership team, reporting to the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and working in collaboration with the Director of Indigenous Programs and Beedie’s Indigenous Governance Council, the Academic Director (Term) will support the Associate Dean in the development and delivery of the strategic and operational objectives of Beedie Graduate Programs.
The successful candidate will play a leadership role in advancing the work of decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation within Beedie and the communities it serves. The candidate will represent the IBL EMBA and will champion Indigenous programming within Beedie’s Graduate and Executive Education non-credit programs and in partnership with other SFU faculties and institutions.
The candidate will teach courses in and relating to Indigenous business studies at the graduate level including disciplinary courses taught through an Indigenous lens and to contribute to teaching excellence at Beedie. 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 in Indigenizing our curriculum, mentorship, experiential learning opportunities and learning that aligns with Indigenous ways of knowing.
The Academic Director, Indigenous Programs (Term) is responsible for:
• Re-shaping the program to attract Indigenous communities from around the world;
• Designing courses for and with Indigenous communities;
• Working with faculty to enable the decolonization of curriculum;
• Creating experiential learning opportunities for students;
• Aligning the program with Indigenous Ways of Knowing; and,
• Ensuring the curriculum is current, and faculty are supported.
Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business (SFU Beedie) is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples. SFU Beedie is seeking an Academic Director (Term), Indigenous Programs to champion Indigenous programming within Beedie and in partnership with other SFU faculties and institutions.
In 2011, SFU Beedie launched its Executive MBA in Indigenous Business Leadership (EMBA IBL). The program is one-of a-kind and offers the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development and entrepreneurship, as well as cultural practices. It was designed to weave together executive business education with traditional Indigenous knowledge. Program participants are from across Canada, are proven leaders who share an interest in Indigenous business management, economic development, Nation-building, and self-determination. To learn more about the inspiring history and success of the EMBA IBL please see:
The Financial Times article:
The SFU Beedie School of Business article:
SFU Beedie is home to those who believe in the power of business to spark new ideas, fuel social innovations, and advance society. Through teaching and learning powered by world-class research, meaningful community engagement, and a global outlook, SFU Beedie takes business education beyond the walls of academia and empowers people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to reimagine the role of business in tackling society’s most significant challenges.
Since the creation of Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has emerged as a dynamic teaching and learning setting, and with a reputation for producing global-class research for the knowledge economy. Their success is confirmed through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by receiving the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). Less than one percent of business schools worldwide have earned both international accreditations.
Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, SFU Beedie’s mission is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education, inspired by research and grounded in practice. SFU Beedie boasts over 25,000 alumni in 83 countries around the world. SFU Beedie is also home to the RADIUS social innovation hub that fosters a more dynamic, just, sustainable, and resilient economy. Visit the RADIUS website to learn more about their principles here: https://radiussfu.com/about/#principles
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
SFU’s three campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem. Simon Fraser University has committed to serve as an instrument for reconciliation, and to be guided by the 34 Calls to Action set out in the SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council report, Walk This Path With Us.
SFU recognizes it needs to deliver on the commitments made in the ARC Report in transforming the university and becoming a leader in Indigenizing our curriculum by providing:
■ Safe and welcoming Indigenous spaces.
■ Innovation and Indigenization in curriculum and research.
■ Student pathways and support.
■ Administration, hiring and project implementation.
To learn more about SFU's commitment to reconciliation, please click here: https://www.sfu.ca/aboriginalpeoples/sfu-reconciliation.html
Simon Fraser University is the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect. Their vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.
At SFU, they are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where they use their humility, compassion, intellect and position to dismantle systemic and cultural barriers. Together, they are creating a community where all feel welcome, safe, accepted and appreciated in learning, teaching, research and work. Their goal is to ensure all campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness, and mutual respect. They are working to create the conditions that foster a culture of inclusion and a healthy campus environment.
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. Now boasting three distinctive campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and more than 160,000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50, SFU is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world’s largest college sports association.
A complete application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of administrative leadership and service experience, and a teaching dossier, if available, from the past two years, should be submitted in electronic format. Candidates are strongly encouraged to highlight their experience in an Indigenous context and successful engagement with Indigenous communities in their teaching dossier. Names of three referees will be required at the time of application and reference requests will be sent directly through our office for finalist candidates.
For best consideration, complete applications must be received by the deadline for application of March 1, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Shahauna Siddiqui at email@example.com or Lachie Woofter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system via the link here: https://beedie.sfu.ca/about/work-for-us
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; 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 applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.