Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, International Business, Mount Royal University

An exciting opportunity exists in the School of Business (SB) for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, International Business, commencing July 1, 2017. The SB is a primary destination for undergraduate students seeking high quality business education. The school employs 100+ faculty, over half of whom are full-time. 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 BSB benefits from the associated Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Community Prosperity; making the school unique among Canadian undergraduate business schools.

The school offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Students can pursue majors in accounting, general management, human resources, or marketing. All students in the BBA are required to take a Global Business Environment course. The school also offers many minors such as business and society, innovation and entrepreneurship, and social innovation. A concentration in International Business is available to BBA students. Students who complete the International concentration may also apply for a Forum for International Trade Training certificate and diploma. In addition, a minor in International Business is also available to all degree students. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in the school’s programs.

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University has built a reputation on a strong, liberal education foundation. Our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for our students.

We are a community of engaged citizens, providing personalized, experiential and outcome-based learning in an environment of inclusion, diversity and respect. Through our focus on teaching and learning informed by scholarship, we are preparing our graduates for success in their careers and lives.

Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 31 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 60 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 11,000 credit and nearly 23,000 extension students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Our faculty provide a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience. Our management team provides leadership throughout the University, and inspires others at all levels to be leaders in their own important sectors.

In support of our students, and in response to our broader community, we know that investing in our employees benefits the University as a whole. Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. Our faculty, staff and management are united in creating a thriving learning environment for our students.

Mount Royal University is an exceptional community focused on our people.

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is situated on traditional Blackfoot territory, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. MRU is committed to recognizing and valuing Indigenous knowledge; mentoring and supporting Indigenous students and scholars; involving Indigenous groups in educational decision-making; encouraging consciousness-raising to overcome barriers to Indigeneity; promoting the use of culturally-responsive pedagogies and practices; and promoting partnerships with Indigenous learners, families and communities.

The Assistant Professor, International Business, will be required to actively liaise with international industry partners and professional associations on behalf of the school and be involved with course and program development.

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. Faculty in the TSS pattern are expected to establish a high quality research program. For this position, we are seeking to hire a candidate suitable for the TSS pattern.

A completed PhD/Doctorate with a minimum of five years’ business experience in addition to teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Industry experience in international business, curriculum development, and evidence of a successful research program is required. The ideal applicant will have an active research agenda, and be engaged in the international academic and local entrepreneurial community. Experience in cross cultural management, global business environment, and conducting business in emerging/developing markets is an asset. Wisdom in developing curricula that infuses Indigenous content and ways of knowing into the BBA is also an asset.

A complete dossier including curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, sample of scholarship outcomes, and the names and contact information for three references should be submitted, quoting competition #8196ES to: