Assistant or Associate Professor, Finance, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

About MRU
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 32 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.

Nearly 12,000 credit 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.

About the Bissett School of Business
The Department of Accounting and Finance in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University (MRU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Finance at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The position will commence July 01, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor and hired with tenure, candidates must possess tenure at an appropriately qualified, accredited post-secondary academic institution.

The Bissett School of Business is a primary destination for undergraduate students seeking a high quality business education. The school employs over 50 full-time faculty and a number of sessional or contract faculty. The school 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 Community Prosperity 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 (BBA) degree. Students can pursue majors in accounting, general management (with concentrations in financial analysis, financial services, international business, innovation and entrepreneurship, social innovation and supply chain management), human resources and marketing. In addition to these majors, the Bissett School of Business offers several minors including accounting, finance, finance and economics, financial services, business and society and international business, as well as a diploma in Aviation, and certificates in advanced accounting, human resources, and marketing. Approximately 2100 students are enrolled in the school’s programs.

About the Role
New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) 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 (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The preferred candidate for this position will adopt a TSS work pattern. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

The successful candidate will become an integral member of our Finance team. Consequently the faculty member will be expected to contribute in ways which may include course coordination, coaching student competition teams, mentoring student clubs, assisting with the development of curriculum, and serving on departmental or university committees. At Mount Royal University our industry connections are an important and integral part of our programs. The successful candidate will be required to actively liaise with industry partners or professional associations on behalf of the Bissett School of Business.

A completed PhD in finance or economics by the time of appointment is strongly preferred. A Master’s degree is required. Additionally, the successful candidate will have several of the following attributes:
• Current, active scholarship program in finance or a closely related discipline
• Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
• Professional financial experience
• A professional financial designation ( CFA, CFP )
• Be able to teach introductory through to senior level finance courses
• Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

A complete dossier should be submitted including curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program.

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We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. 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 Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.