Faculty Position, Open Area Ranked Contract Academic Staff (CAS) Desautels Faculty of Management,
Faculty Position, Open Area
Ranked Contract Academic Staff (CAS)
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for a two-year full-time Contractual Academic Staff (CAS) appointment; the contract is renewable. This CAS appointment comprises two main roles: Program Director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Faculty Lecturer.
As Program Director of the MBA, the appointee will oversee non-academic elements related to the program. This includes cooperating with staff in student recruitment, admissions, advising, career placement, etc. They will help build and foster industry partnerships and liaise with alumni around events such as the Desautels Cup case competition and annual events in Montreal and Toronto. As Program Director, the appointee will report to the Academic Director of the MBA, who is a member of the tenure-line faculty.
As a Faculty Lecturer, the appointee will take the lead in delivering several experiential courses in the MBA, including planning and coordinating a two-week study-abroad course for the first-year MBA cohort. They may also contribute to delivering management courses that the Faculty offers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A typical full-time CAS appointment presumes a teaching load of seven three-credit courses or 21 credits in total, with course releases granted for administrative responsibilities.
The candidate must have earned a master’s degree (MBA is preferable) and acquired at least 5 years of work experience. They should have extensive experience overseeing project teams and working with internal and external stakeholders on developing and launching products or programs. Prior experience in an academic-program setting is an asset. The candidate must have managerial experience in strategy or marketing, proposal development, and project management, and should have proficiency in finance, operations, and personnel. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community through extra-curricular activities delivered throughout the year. The start date for the appointment will be August 1, 2023.
A CAS appointment will hold a position in one of the Faculty’s seven academic areas: Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behaviour, or Strategy. Applicants with an interest in any of these areas will be considered.
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.
McGill is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Montreal. With more than 80 current tenured/tenure-track professors, the Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to continued growth. The Faculty has 2300 B.Com. students, 250 MBA/ EMBA/ MM students, and 76 Ph.D. students, as well as a wide range of executive-education offerings.
Professors have diverse disciplinary backgrounds and enjoy a high level of independence in their research and teaching endeavors. McGill’s emphasis is on research quality, innovation, and impact. Faculty members have an opportunity to contribute to the activities of several Research Institutes and Centres, including the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, the Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre, the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics, and the Sustainable Growth Initiative.
McGill is located in Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design since 2006. Montreal offers a true joie de vivre, boasting an experience between North America and Europe. It is a bilingual city with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse and dynamic cultural offerings, numerous leisure and recreational activities, and country getaways within a short driving distance. Housing costs, government-funded health care, subsidized day care and free public primary and secondary education help make living in Montreal more affordable. It is also family-friendly and deemed the 4th best city in North America for quality of life in the 2018 Mercer survey.
More information about the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Organizational Behaviour Area can be found at: https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/about
Compensation levels are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application process and deadline
These materials must be submitted through Workday:
Curriculum vitae and cover letter (in the same section where you submit your CV)
We are not requesting reference letters at this point; reference check is a secondary step which may follow.
Application materials should be submitted electronically by Monday June 26, 2023. Only complete, electronic submissions are accepted.
Any questions about the position or receipt of materials should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:
John-Paul Ferguson, Academic Director, MBA Program
Desautels Faculty of Management
1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5
Review of materials will begin shortly after the due date above and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.
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, email@example.com.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.