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Human Resources & Management Area – Assistant Professor, Teaching-Track

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Human Resources & Management Area. The position will begin as early as July 01, 2024.

We are seeking someone who will expand the breadth and depth of teaching in our department. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and possess a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and/or a related discipline.

Because this is a teaching-track position, the successful candidate will be expected to devote themselves primarily to teaching within an academic environment and to keep abreast of developments in the discipline in which they teach. They will be expected to contribute to the School’s academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations.

The teaching requirement is normally eight course sections per academic year. The successful candidate will have developed and taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and MBA levels including, but not limited to, organizational behaviour, human resources management, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, negotiations, and HR analytics to a diverse student body. They will have experience delivering on-line courses and using innovative teaching technologies. The successful candidate will demonstrate an awareness of, and zest for, teaching innovations, experience developing and delivering courses, as well as engaging in pedagogical scholarship or other pedagogical activities, including attending conferences, writing, and presenting papers and/or cases.

While the primary role for this position is teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to serve on internal committees, participate in events organized by students and the School, engage in other service activities within the University, and support the School’s initiatives within the business, academic and other external communities.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job #62517), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Rick Hackett, Chair, Human Resources and Management Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LMS 4M4.

Please submit the following materials:
• A letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on teaching, research and/or other professional productivity, as applicable (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below)).
• A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness). (2-3 pgs.)
• A statement of research interests in pedagogy and/or the field of human resources. (1-pg max.)
• A brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings. (2-page maximum)
• Provide the names of at least three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Area will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

• Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

• No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada