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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Employee/Industrial Relations

Saint Mary's University

The Department of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Employee/Industrial Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2021, at the earliest.

The ideal candidate already holds a PhD, or is near completion, and can demonstrate potential for research, teaching excellence, and community engagement. Candidates are expected to uphold the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in relation to research activities, teaching, and service.

About the Position
Teaching and research interests of the successful candidate should be in Employee/Industrial Relations and related areas.

We particularly encourage applicants whose teaching and research align with the Sobey School of Business mission: “The Sobey School of Business, through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.”

Applications consisting of (i) a letter of application that includes a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service and clearly indicates eligibility to work in Canada; (ii) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (iii) a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations); (iv) future research plans; (v) an example of a recent scholarly output (e.g., publication in a peer-reviewed journal, conference proceedings, working paper); (vi) evidence of a terminal degree and coursework relevant to the position; and (vii) names and contact information of three referees should be emailed to Please specify Employee/Industrial Relations Tenure Track in the subject line. If you have questions pertaining to the position, please contact the chair of the selection committee, James O’Brien, at (

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

About Sobey School of Business, Management Department
The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University is a balanced teaching/research school, and it has the largest business program in the Atlantic Provinces. The Sobey School of Business consists of approximately 80 full-time faculty and offers AACSB accredited degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Since 2014, the Sobey School of Business has been a PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) signatory, and a PRME Champion since 2020.

The Management Department consists of 18 full-time faculty who deliver core courses to undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department also delivers courses contributing to majors in Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations, and Management, and is associated with several graduate and certificate programs in the Sobey School of Business, including the PhD in Business Administration and the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management.

For additional information about the University and the Sobey School of Business please see our website at

About Saint Mary’s University
Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating community engagement as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Consideration of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Although all applications will be acknowledged, only those applicants who make the shortlist will be contacted.