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Limited Term Appointment in Operations and Decision Sciences

Wilfrid Laurier University

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for two one-year Limited Term Appointments in the ODS area, with an expected starting date of September 1, 2020. The teaching load for this position is six one-term courses. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants shall possess a PhD in a relevant discipline, with strong preference given to a specialization in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Science, or Industrial Engineering. Applicants should have the ability to incorporate an understanding of applying tools and techniques of management science into traditional business courses. Applicants should have a strong teaching record or potential for teaching excellence and be willing to take on service responsibilities within the ODS program. Course to be taught in the position include:

• Business Decision Models (BU275)
• Fundamentals of Operations (BU225)
• Operations Management (BU375)
• Introduction to Applied Statistics (EC205)
• Managerial Statistics (EC255)

Previous university-level experience teaching in a large class format in a business school environment would be desirable, as would experience in course coordination. Applicants should have the experience and/or ability to teach in person and remotely. Relevant business work experience is also an asset.

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than 5,300 undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to achieve excellence in management education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA, MFin, and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please visit

Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading high technology firms, insurance companies and educational/research institutions (e.g. University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of current and prospective research and teaching interests, reprints of recent papers, and should arrange for at least three academic referees to submit reference letters to at the time of application. All applications must be electronic and include the Position Number 2020-03, and should be addressed to:

Dr. Robert Mathieu
Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development & Research
Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5

Email: - Electronic applications should quote Position Number 2020-03.
The deadline for applications is June 9, 2020.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified persons including those who identify as Indigenous persons, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons in a sexual and/or gender minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith – Senior Administrative Officer: Lazaridis School of Business & Economics ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at

To obtain a copy of this job ad (or links referenced) in an accessible format, please contact Jordan MacNeil (

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.