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Assistant or Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

York University

Entrepreneurship & Innovation, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University – Markham

The School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream, tenure-track appointment in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Markham Campus) at the Assistant or Associate level, to commence July 1, 2022. The successful applicant will be based at York University’s new Markham Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and become a member of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2022, and the opening of the new campus, the appointee will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University’s Markham Campus ( https://www.yorku.ca/markham/ ) offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focussing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region, and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus, and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries, will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.

A PhD or a PhD near completion by July 1, 2022, in Management is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence for a junior appointment, in research and teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in one or more of the following areas: Entrepreneurship; Family Business; Innovation; International Entrepreneurship; Small Business Management; and Social Entrepreneurship. Candidates must be able to teach courses in entrepreneurship and small business management, with preference given to those who are also able to teach innovation. Preference will also be given to candidates who have relevant practical experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence for a junior appointment of a recognized international caliber as demonstrated across the research statement; record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the fields of innovation or entrepreneurship; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence for a junior appointment in teaching will be provided through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations, including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the position will involve graduate teaching and supervision and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Chair of the Search Committee at Email: sasts@yorku.ca (Subject line: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Markham Campus).

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2021.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and teaching evaluations, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on October 14, 2021. Letters of reference will be requested of long-listed applicants.”

Questions may be directed to Professor Nelson Waweru, Director, School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: sasts@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Markham Campus).