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Assistant Professor (Teaching), Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary (UCalgary), located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations) as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The university recognizes that the City of Calgary is also home to Region III of the Métis Nation of Alberta. By virtue of the signing of Treaty 7 in 1877, the university recognizes that we are all treaty people. The City of Calgary is home to a culturally diverse community. Together, we share this land, strive to live together, learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The University of Calgary recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining a welcoming and equitable environment that enables every member of our campus to thrive. The Inclusive Excellence Cluster Hiring Initiative has been launched to advance and embed the institution’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, Indigenous engagement, and inclusive excellence. This initiative, which was developed in accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, is a key step to ameliorate the under-representation of members of equity deserving groups at the university, to enhance the conditions of disadvantaged groups, to build a critical mass of scholars who reflect the diversity of our student body and the broader community, to advance epistemic pluralism and the creation of new knowledges and ways of knowing, and to broaden the culture of inclusivity and engagement.

As part of the Inclusive Excellence Cluster Hiring Initiative, the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) at the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching). This position is only open to qualified Indigenous scholars: First Nations (Status, Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit. Candidates will be required to provide verifiable evidence of their Indigenous identity. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024, or at a mutually acceptable date.

Candidates must have completed a relevant master's or doctorate degree in organizational psychology, leadership development or human resource management, or a closely related field. The position requires evidence of teaching effectiveness or competency in teaching and learning. An awareness of how to apply scholarly approaches to teaching & learning practices, participation in reflective practice, and professional learning activities related to teaching and learning would be an asset. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, professional service for the Haskayne School of Business, the University, and the community. The successful candidate will engage in research and scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and curriculum design as well as scholarly activities that strengthen and inform the knowledge base and expertise of an Assistant Professor (Teaching). In addition, the successful candidate may contribute to Haskayne School of Business’s Indigenous engagement, as part of Haskayne’s Indigenous Plan guided by the UCalgary institutional Indigenous strategy ii’ taa’poh’to’p. Salary is competitive and will depend on qualifications, experience, as well as teaching record.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor (Teaching) level must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness in different programs (e.g., graduate and undergraduate), evidence that the applicant can participate in a wide array of teaching activities, teaching innovation, and evidence of an exemplary record of service. The duties of an assistant professor (Teaching) also include staying up to date with pedagogical approaches and content in the discipline, as well as contributions to the community of practice in teaching and learning both at the Haskayne School of Business and the University of Calgary. The successful candidate will engage in research and scholarship required to maintain currency in pedagogy and curriculum design as well as scholarly activities that strengthen and inform the knowledge base and expertise of an Assistant Professor (Teaching). In response to the Final Report on Truth and Reconciliation (2015), experience in teaching, learning, and research with Indigenous communities will be considered a key asset. Accordingly, the chosen applicant will have the opportunity to actively participate in Haskayne School of Business’s initiatives aimed at engaging with indigenous communities, in line with Haskayne’s Indigenous Plan.

Applicants must have:
• A relevant master's or doctorate degree (e.g., organizational psychology, leadership development, human resource management)
• Evidence of effective teaching in OBHR, with an emphasis on leadership, at the post-secondary level
• Experience using active/experiential teaching approaches in the classroom
Expected Duties:
• Core undergraduate and MBA teaching in OBHR topics, especially leadership.
• Ability to work with colleagues on projects related to teaching and learning, curriculum development, and implementation.
• Course development/coordination

For more information:

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary Careers site. A complete application should include:
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees. All applicants must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations (Status, Non Status), Métis, or Inuit) in their cover letter.
• Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
• An outline of personal philosophy for engagement as an academic with Indigenous people, communities and/or priorities and past, current or planned actions reflecting this philosophy

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments.

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Nick Turner, Chair, Academic Selection Committee

Closing Date: September 25, 2023

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

UCalgary‘s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, was launched on Nov. 16, 2017. Grounded in compassion and informed by community, ii’ taa’poh’to’p remains a guiding light for the campus community to engage in transformative reconciliation through acts of decolonization and indigenization of the academy in ways of knowing, doing, connecting, and being. For more about our Indigenous strategy, please visit:

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

The University of Calgary and the Haskayne School of Business respect, appreciate and encourage diversity. There are a number of resources on campus to support diversity and inclusion on campus, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Indigenous Engagement, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Writing Symbols Lodge, and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, visit

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Haskayne School of Business.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the Haskayne School of Business

Accredited by AACSB International, the Haskayne School of Business is a progressive and innovative business school. Our mission is to create an open, mutually accountable community of students, faculty, and alumni, and to provide rich experiential learning opportunities to our students. With 3,000 full and part-time students currently enrolled in bachelors, masters, PhD and executive education programs, the business school boasts more than 18,000 alumni in 60 countries around the globe. Visit us at to learn more.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in Canada’s most enterprising city. The University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a global and innovative intellectual hub for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. UCalgary ranks fifth among Canada’s top research universities in Research Infosource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Universities list released on Jan. 25, 2022. UCalgary is the youngest university to have reached the top five.

UCalgary has more than 6,500 graduate students and 28,500 undergraduate students, more than 1,800 academic staff (continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment), more than 1,300 sessionals, and more than 3,200 non-academic staff, in 14 Faculties, across five campuses. The vibrant and research-intensive environment at UCalgary is home to 146 research chairs (75 Canada Research Chairs), and more than 50 research institutes and centres. UCalgary has the fastest growth rate in attracting research funding among the 10 largest universities in Canada.

The university’s new Framework for Growth establishes principles and focus areas for the University of Calgary over the coming decade. It will ignite our entrepreneurial spirit to turn challenges into opportunities to improve the world around us. It will help to meet our academic and research ambitions and strengthen our community engagement in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, whose exciting future is unfolding rapidly, and where scientific disciplines will play a major role. Built around three big ideas (transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery), the Framework will distinguish the university and drive growth.
To learn more about this vision please see:
About Calgary
Calgary is a major urban centre and has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. Calgary is a community-minded city with a commitment to economic, environmental, health and wellness, and recreational social services. It is Canada’s sunniest major city, nested in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which boasts some of the best hiking and skiing in the world.