Career Opportunities

Faculty Career Opportunity

Competition: 8980ES
Position Type: Tenure Track
Term: August 2014
Department: Bissett School of Business
Date Posted: November 01, 2013
Closing Date: January 30, 2014
Description: The Department of General Management at the
Bissett School of Business invites applications
for a tenure track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor. This position will commence
August 15, 2014, subject to final budgetary
approval. Priority will be given to entry level

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
sessional or 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 1,800 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 (TSS)
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 (TS) pattern
has a focus on teaching and service only. There
is an option to change work patterns after tenure.
For this post, we have a strong preference for
hiring a candidate suitable for the TSS stream.

We are looking for someone to join our Human
Resources team as we embark on the implementation
of a new program focus. Mount Royal HR graduates
are confident thought leaders that assist
organizations in exploring possibilities, setting
purpose, and driving human and organizational
performance within dynamic work environments.

The successful applicant must be qualified to
teach introductory and senior level human
resources courses. Faculty in the TSS pattern are
expected to establish a high quality research
program. In addition, the individual should be
prepared to maintain active liaison with industry
partners or professional associations and be
involved with course and program development.
Qualifications: A completed or close to completion PhD in Human
Resources is required. Candidates should
demonstrate excellence in teaching, with a minimum
of two (2) years of experience in a post-secondary
institution. Human-resource management experience
will also be taken into account. As a new
scholar, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a
promising scholarship agenda; a holistic
understanding of the human resources function
would be an asset.

For further information, contact Patricia
Derbyshire, Chair at 403.440.6397 or

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 #8980ES to:
Closing Date: January 30, 2014

FAX: 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.