Assistant Professor – Policy

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Author ahnationtalk
Date August 27, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Part Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Assistant Professor – Policy

Posting ID : 11038
Position Title : Assistant Professor – Policy
Faculty/Academic Area : Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Department : Business/Policy
Campus : Waterloo

Position Summary :

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Policy & Law area, commencing July 1, 2020. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Qualifications for this position include a PhD, or completion of a PhD within one year, in Strategic Management or General Management. Although we invite applications from individuals doing research and teaching in all mainstream areas of general management, preference will be given to applicants with active interests in in strategic management and international business. Successful candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated potential for exceptional research, including the ability (a) to publish in top-tier journals and (b) to maintain a highly productive and coherent research agenda;
  • The ability and willingness to effectively teach core courses in strategic management and international business at the BBA and MBA levels;
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team to ensure consistency across sections in a multi-section courses;
  • A demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and enhance a culture of inquiry, collegiality and creativity.

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than five thousand undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to achieve excellence in management education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA, MFin, and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please visit

Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading high technology firms, insurance companies and educational/research institutions (e.g. University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is also home to the Lazaridis Institute, which helps Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth through world-class programs; leading-edge research in innovation, management and disruption in the tech ecosystem; and the connection of international research, best practices in global scaling, and curriculum.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should send a CV, a summary of teaching experience (including evidence of teaching effectiveness, where applicable), and the names of three references. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged and all applications must include the Position Number 2019-07.

Dr. John Banks

Area Coordinator: Policy & Law

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5


Electronic applications quoting Position Number 2019-07 are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2019.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual and gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Senior Administrative Officer ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at

Representatives from the Policy and Law Area will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. If you would like to arrange to meet with them to obtain further information on the position, please send an email to Dr. Karin Schnarr ( or Dr. Sebastian Fourné (

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Jordan MacNeil (

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

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