Career Opportunities

Faculty Career Opportunity

Competition: D6443ES
Position Type: Tenure Track
Term: August 2013
Department: Bissett School of Business
Date Posted: November 02, 2012
Closing Date: January 15, 2013
Description: The Department of General Management at the Bissett School of Business invites applications for a tenure track position which will commence August 15, 2013, subject to final budgetary approval at the rank of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to entry level candidates.

The Bissett School of Business is a primary destination for undergraduate students seeking high quality business education. The school employs 50 full-time faculty and a number of part-time instructors. The faculty is comprised of a highly motivated group of scholars, who are passionate about teaching while engaged in innovative scholarship. In order to support its objectives, the Bissett School of Business benefits from the associated Institute for Nonprofit Studies and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – making the school unique among Canadian undergraduate business schools.

The Bissett School of Business offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students can pursue majors in accounting, general management, human resources, or marketing. In addition to the four majors, the Bissett School of Business offers many minors, including business and society, entrepreneurship, financial services, risk management, international business, nonprofit studies, and supply chain management, and a diploma in aviation. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in the school’s programs.

MRU is located in Calgary, AB; a city that is less than a one hour drive to the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Calgary brings a mix of dynamic big-city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty. The city was recently ranked by The Economist as one of the top five liveable cities in the world.

Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. At Mount Royal students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning. Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.
Duties: New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/scholarship/service pattern has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service pattern has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

The successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory and senior level marketing courses which emphasize the development of brand intelligence – semiotic strategies and creative practices, design fundamentals, and visual-creative design technologies and media.

Candidates should be prepared to maintain active liaison with industry partners or professional associations and be involved with course and program development. Faculty in the TSS pattern are expected to demonstrate potential for a high quality research program and practice emphasizing design research topics, relevant to brand and marketing in the modern and contemporary context.
Qualifications: A completed or close to completion PhD/Terminal Degree is required. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience. Relevant industry experience is also a criterion for qualification. As a promising marketing scholar, the ideal candidate will demonstrate potential for high quality publications; and an understanding of how the marketing function integrates design and strategy.

A complete dossier including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, sample of scholarship outcomes (if applying for a TSS position), and the names and contact information for three (3) references should be submitted, quoting competition #D6443ES.

For further information, contact Paul Varella, Chair at 403.440.5099 or
Closing Date: January 15, 2013
F: 403.440.6629

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applying by email, please send your resume as an attachment, in either .doc, .docx or .pdf formats only

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.