Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, School of Business & Economics, Thompson Rivers University

The School of Business and Economics (SoBE) is a dynamic part of TRU and offers a wide array of successful graduate and undergraduate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in both business and economics. These programs are taught to domestic and international students using both on-campus and distance delivery methods.

The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation is seeking high-caliber, original thinkers and innovators in the area of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and strategy to help us establish a cutting-edge department and school. This is a rare opportunity to be part of the vanguard in an exciting development at a dynamic, creative and innovative University. Our new department is building on the core foundations of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Entrepreneurship to form a focus on human centered activities – where creativity, collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, are key integrated themes in the design and management of dynamic organizations.

The successful candidate will have a strong focus on developing research that specializes in areas such as understanding new venture creation, entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking – with an overall focus on ‘business design’ – where creative intelligence and entrepreneurial thinking, are key integrated themes. They will continue to initiate, collaborate, and develop a research agenda focusing on scholarly and practical knowledge that unites current creative and innovative organizational practices to the organizational challenges of the future.

It is expected that the new faculty member’s research agenda will produce both peer reviewed conference presentation’s and published research papers/case studies in established high quality journals.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship. A tripartite faculty member (A faculty member who contributes to Research, Teaching and Service) would typically be expected to teach five, 3 credit courses per year.

Faculty are also expected to make service contributions to their profession, department, school, institution or community by participating on various committees and contributing to other initiatives.

DUTIES:

The successful candidate will have a strong focus on developing research that specializes in areas such as understanding new venture creation, entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking – with an overall focus on ‘business design’ – where creative intelligence and entrepreneurial thinking, are key integrated themes. They will continue to initiate, collaborate, and develop a research agenda focusing on scholarly and practical knowledge that unites current creative and innovative organizational practices to the organizational challenges of the future.

It is expected that the new faculty member’s research agenda will produce both peer reviewed conference presentation’s and published research papers/case studies in established high quality journals.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship. A tripartite faculty member (A faculty member who contributes to Research, Teaching and Service) would typically be expected to teach five, 3 credit courses per year. There is also an opportunity to become the lead in developing the Entrepreneurship Major.

Faculty are also expected to make service contributions to their profession, department, school, institution or community by participating on various committees and contributing to other initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates should possess a Doctorate with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and strategy. (ABDs will be considered, but must provide evidence of imminent completion).
  • Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate research potential as demonstrated by published journal articles and/or conference papers focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture creation.
  • Candidates should have strong teaching experience or demonstrated potential supported by relevant evidence.

Applications should include a letter of interest (Quote the Competition #), a research agenda – including one or two publications or conference papers, a teaching portfolio, curriculum vitae, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and/or references, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and a minimum of three student evaluations reflecting teaching ability.

COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT:  August 1, 2018

 

REVIEW DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications will be reviewed commencing April 16, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled.

 

 

Please apply here:  https://tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/11221