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Assistant or Associate Professor - Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for one tenure-track position in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, beginning July 1, 2024 (Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor).


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to excellence in research and scholarship through high quality publications, and help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise and in connection to Beedie’s strategic priorities of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective. In addition to research, individuals should have experience or aptitude to contribute to Beedie’s teaching excellence through teaching innovation and entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also have the ability to engage with communities of practice and make an impact through their research. 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 and have the potential to grow into leadership and administrative roles. A PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship or a related field is required, and industry experience related to innovation and/or entrepreneurship, social innovation or incubation would be an asset.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD; however, PhD candidates with a 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. The successful candidate will have a record of publications in reputable journals or evidence of a strong pipeline of papers under review. There should also 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

Candidates for the Associate Professor position must 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 the literature within their field. With regard to teaching, it is expected that a candidate will have demonstrated ongoing development of instructional effectiveness, as well as teaching-related contributions. A record of participation in service to their university and the community is also required.

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 percent 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 October 30th, 2023, however, we will continue to accept applications beyond that date until the position is filled. Please indicate clearly the rank you wish to be considered for.

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 and to 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 the quality of any prior teaching (e.g. student or peer feedback) and 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 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 Provost and VP Academic.

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