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Faculty Position in Retailing: Program Director of Master of Management in Retailing (MMR)

McGill University

Candidates must have a Master’s degree or possess a Bachelor’s degree with a Professional Designation (e.g., CPA) and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the Retail Industry. A profound understanding of retail operations and technology is required for this position. Incumbents must also possess a strong understanding of emerging trends and innovations and how these elements come together to foster operational efficiencies, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction in the retail sector.
The CAS appointment will assume two main responsibilities. As Program Director of the Masters of Management in Retailing (MMR) program, the candidate will be responsible for all non-academic elements related to the MMR, including student recruitment and advising, international study trip, career placement as well as take the lead on developing industry partnerships both locally and globally. Some of these activities are done in collaboration with the Masters’ Programs Recruitment team, the Marketing and Communication teams, and the Career Management team.
As a Faculty Lecturer, the candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering three courses (9 credits in total) to the MMR students: a retail internship course*, an experiential course integral to the MMR, and another retail course appropriate to a graduate student audience. The successful candidate is also expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and the broader community, by fostering research initiatives suitable for the state-of-the-art McGill Retail Innovation Lab and organizing the Global Retail Case Competition, all of which are integral components of the MMR. The start date for the appointment will be July 1, 2023.
The Desautels Faculty of Management has more than 80 full-time professors and offers B.Com., MBA, several Masters of Management, and Ph.D. degrees. The Faculty offers Retail Management programs at both the undergraduate (concentration in retailing) and graduate levels (MMR) and PhD.
McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing; but knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is desirable.
The application deadline is June 8, 2023. Applicants should submit their cover letter and CV through Workday (all in the same section as you submit your CV).
We are not requesting reference letters at this point; reference check is a secondary step which may follow.
Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kunsoo Han (
*Although Retail Internship is a 6-credit course, the program director will earn 3 teaching credits.
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.