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Assistant Professor - Strategy

Simon Fraser University

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia invites outstanding candidates for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Strategy, beginning July 1, 2024.
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. 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 must hold a PhD in Strategy or related field by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with 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.
As SFU is a leading research university, successful candidates will be expected to contribute with high quality, scholarly research. The candidate will teach courses in Strategy-related subjects at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance structure and the academic community through committee work.
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 per cent 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
Applications must be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system via the link here: Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by September 30th, 2023, 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 and two examples of scholarly work,
• a statement outlining the alignment of your research and teaching to the position’s qualifications and to Beedie’s strategic priorities and vision,
• a teaching statement including evidence of teaching experience in Strategy or a description of potential to teach the subject, 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.
Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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 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 Beedie School of Business Faculty Relations Advisor 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. Please see the notice from our VP Academic.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.