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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies

University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick Renaissance College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies

Academic Employment Opportunity

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on November 1st, continuing until the position is filled.

Renaissance College at the University of New Brunswick invites applications for two continuing tenure-track positions in Leadership Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. One of the appointments will commence on July 1, 2022, and the other on January 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and will continue until the positions are filled.

RC welcomes qualified applicants with a wide range of interests and expertise in leadership. We particularly encourage those with scholarly and teaching interests in the following areas: inclusive and intercultural leadership; indigenous governance and leadership; world views/philosophy and leadership; social justice and social movement leadership; social innovation and sustainable community development; non-profit sector leadership; theory of leadership and followership; ethics of leadership; areas related to future studies and foresight; and technology and leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Leadership studies (preferred) or a closely related field, by the start date of the appointment. Ability to teach across disciplines, and a program of quality research or demonstrated potential for the development of such a program, are required. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and teaching and be well equipped to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. They will teach a variety of courses using various delivery modes (including in-person and online) at the undergraduate level and participate in the design and launch of a Master of Leadership Studies program, including graduate teaching and supervision. They will be committed to innovative interdisciplinary and experiential pedagogy, and to advancing the mission of the college to provide leadership for socially responsible programs and policies that contribute to the common good.

Applications should be emailed to the attention of Dr. Carol Nemeroff, Dean of Renaissance College, c/o Jessica Bourque (jessica.bourque@unb.ca, 506-452-6247). Candidates should include a letter of application outlining teaching and scholarly interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, and sample of scholarly work, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

Renaissance College is the University of New Brunswick’s creative response to the need to educate leaders for the new millennium. Canada’s premiere undergraduate interdisciplinary leadership studies program features a close-knit, integrative, and experiential learning community in which faculty and staff contribute to teaching and modeling leadership and citizenship excellence. College life includes activities such as common meals, community engagement projects, and social and cultural events. Undergraduate students enjoy multiple opportunities to exercise leadership in co-curricular activities, and typically spend two summers completing Canadian and international internships. In addition to the signature Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Leadership Studies, RC offers a minor and a certificate in Leadership Studies, and a Bachelor of Integrated Studies program for mature students in collaboration with UNB’s College of Extended Learning. A Master of Leadership Studies degree is in development.

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. UNB offers one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of Canadian universities, with world-class programs spanning more than 75 disciplines and a dynamic focus on innovation, experiential learning and entrepreneurship. Approximately 10,000 students from nearly 100 countries take courses across the two campuses, with several thousand more online and at partner institutions around the world. With many kilometers of walking trails and a very active arts community, it has been identified as one of the world’s “smart cities”, and provides the opportunity for a balanced, environmentally friendly lifestyle.

UNB respectfully acknowledges that its campus sits on unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The lands of Wabanaki people were recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship and mutual respect between equal nations.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.