Tier II Canadian Research Chair position, Design Thinking, Faculty of Business and Communications Studies – Mount Royal University

Design Thinking
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation and problem solving. It provides a process for inter-connectivity that can be foundational to bridging academic research with applied interdisciplinary research and is critical to changemaking. Design thinking is highly creative and is well-suited to addressing complex problems through challenging existing assumptions and creating innovative solutions.
Design Thinking scholars use this approach to further the theory and practice of their discipline. In the context of the CRC at Mount Royal University (MRU), a Design Thinking scholar will be a faculty member assigned to the appropriate department within the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies. However, the successful candidate will become a catalyst for cross-disciplinary scholarship.

About MRU
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 35 majors. Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

About the Faculty of Business and Communications Studies
The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies (FBCS) is composed of the Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication Studies. The School of Business hosts four departments:
• Accounting & Finance
• Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation
• General Management & Human Resources
• International Business & Supply Chain Management

The School of Communication Studies hosts three departments:
• Broadcast Media Studies & Journalism
• Information Design
• Public Relations

There are several institutes closely link with the FBCS. These include:
• Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Institute for Community Prosperity
• Institute for Environmental Sustainability
• Trico Changemakers Studio

Canada Research Chair Program
The Canada Research Chair CRC program was established to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as centres of world-class research. Tier II CRC researchers are exceptional emerging researchers, recognized by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. If recommended by the search committee, the candidate will be nominated to a Tier II CRC, with the development of the proposal immediately following for the October 2019 deadline. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on the Secretariat’s approval (see the CRC terms of reference http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/).

About the Role
The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies at Mount Royal University invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of design thinking research. The successful applicant will also hold a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2020, subject to acceptance of the nomination by the Canada Research Chairs Program. The successful applicant will have demonstrated evidence of a sustained and productive research program grounded in design thinking either in an academic or industry setting.
The successful applicant’s research program, while requiring independent work, should also have a collaborative component that will engage and mentor MRU students, faculty members across disciplines, government stakeholders, and community partners. The candidate will be expected to propose an original, innovative research program that demonstrates the potential to achieve international impact in the next five to ten years.
The candidate will have a reduced teaching load. The position is a tenure-track or tenured appointment. The CRC is a five-year appointment, with an opportunity to renew for an additional five years.
The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service with their home department, the Faculty of Business and Communications Studies, and the University, as well as to both the academic and broader community. 

Undergraduate Focus
Mount Royal is committed to undergraduate education and the successful candidate must demonstrate a strong undergraduate teaching background as well as the capacity to contribute to MRU’s undergraduate educational experience. The successful applicant will be prepared to complement the activities at a teaching-focused institution through the hiring of student research assistants, supervising honours projects, and teaching some courses in the applicant’s field of study to complement existing areas of strength at MRU.

Qualifications
Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the last ten years of nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with the potential to achieve an international reputation. MRU recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity or parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into consideration during the assessment process. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their PhD with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier II justification process. For specific questions about eligibility, please contact Dr. Mike Quinn, Associate Vice President, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement at mquinn@mtroyal.ca. Other questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Michael Roberts, Associate Dean Research and Scholarship, Faculty of Business and Communications Studies mroberts2@mtroyal.ca.

Applicants should submit:
• a cover letter and curriculum vitae;
• a statement of research interests and a plan for a five-year research program;
• two representative research outcomes such as academic publications, industry presentations, portfolios, projects, and products;
• a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
• evidence of successful teaching or evidence of industry experience;
• names and contact information of four referees.

Applications must be submitted online on the MRU Human Resources Careers website. Applications will not be accepted by email. Review of applications will begin on August 15th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

To Apply: https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/793

Tenure track position, Human Resources, Bissett School of Business – Mount Royal University

About Mount Royal University

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 32 majors.

About the Bissett School of Business

The Bissett School of Business, in the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Students can pursue majors in human resources, general management (with concentrations in financial analysis, financial services, international business, innovation and entrepreneurship, social innovation and supply chain management), accounting, and marketing. In addition to these majors, the Bissett School of Business offers several minors including human resources, accounting, finance, finance and economics, financial services, business and society and international business, as well as a diploma in Aviation, and certificates in human resources, advanced accounting, and marketing. Approximately 2,100 students are enrolled in the school’s programs. In its approach to curriculum and content development, the school is committed to MRU’s Indigenous Strategic Plan and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

About the Role

The Department of Management and Human Resources invites applications for a tenure track position in Human Resources, to commence July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval, at the rank of Assistant Professor. A specialization in the following, or a combination of the following areas, would be ideal: Compensation & Benefits, Organization Learning & Development, Employee Relations, and/or Labour Relations.

At Mount Royal, 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 actively involved in a research program as well as engaged in service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service pattern (TS) has a focus on scholarly informed teaching and service. Applications from either work pattern will be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Instruction: Course delivery should place a priority on student engagement and includes work such as preparation of course outlines, other course materials, classroom learning activities, lesson preparation and assessments, and course Blackboard site curation.
  • Research: Applicants interested in the TSS work pattern must be committed to a scholarly research program that contributes to both academia and practice. This is evidenced through engagement in both scholarly and professional forums and publications. 
  • Administration: Administer exams, input final grades upon course completion, and participate in course-related meetings, as required.
  • Service: Coach student competition teams, mentor student clubs, assist with the development of curriculum, and serve on departmental or university committees.
  • Community: 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.

As a university committed to teaching and learning informed by scholarship, the successful candidate must possess a passion for teaching excellence and be capable of teaching at the introductory and advanced levels, as evidenced by a strong ability to integrate both theory and practice through effective communication and presentation skills.

The appointed individual will be expected to collaborate with industry and community partners and be involved in course and program development. The successful candidate will actively contribute to enhance the school’s vision, culture and reputation, including participating in service and committee work related to the ongoing operations of the university.

Qualifications

A PhD in Human Resources, or a related field, is strongly preferred (Those who are ABD and very close to successful completion will also be considered.) A Master’s degree is required.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have several of the following attributes: 

  • Teaching experience in human resources at the post-secondary level and the ability to teach introductory through to senior level human resources courses;
  • Proven record of ongoing achievement in research and scholarship;
  • Demonstrated professional human resources experience and expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, or similar (e.g. SHRM), designation will be an asset;
  • Experience with academic indigenization or Indigenous business and/or industry partnership activities will be a strong asset;
  • International experience is an asset.

Closing Date: March 27, 2019

A complete dossier should be submitted including a detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and if the teaching/scholarship/service (TSS) pattern is desirable, a statement of research interests.

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.

Department Chair Position, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Aviation, 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 50 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 13,000 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 Faculty of Business and Communication Studies

Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business, within the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, is a primary destination for undergraduate students seeking high quality business education. The school employs 100+ faculty, 50 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 Bissett School of Business benefits from the associated Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Community Prosperity – making the school unique among Canadian undergraduate business schools. Approximately 2000 students are enrolled in the school’s programs. For further information regarding Mount Royal University and the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies can be found at www.mtroyal.ca

The Department of International Business and Supply Chain Management offers BBA concentrations in Supply Chan Management and International Business. Both programs are built on a foundation of international trade and supply chain understandings, with highly regarded networks into their respective industry and academic communities. These programs are strategic strengths of the business school. 
The Department is also home to the business law offerings and quantitative methods. Both of these disciplines are embedded in the core BBA curriculum and viewed as growth opportunities for the Faculty.

About the Role
The Department of International Business, Supply Chain Management and Aviation invites applications for the position of Department Chair, with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commencing June 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The department, which includes 12 full-time faculty, 16 Contract faculty, and an Administrative Assistant, is committed to integrity, diversity, and equality in order to foster an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment.

Responsibilities
In collaboration with department colleagues, the Chair will be expected to provide academic leadership by guiding the future direction of the Department. The Chair will be expected to:

• Maintain and communicate a sense of direction
• Act as a responsible advocate for the Department
• Encourage respect for a range of career paths and different forms and fields of teaching and scholarship
• Provide mentorship to tenure-track and new hires
• Foster values of fairness, excellence, and collaboration
• Maintain a sense of pride, achievement, and community among all members (students, staff, and faculty) of the Department.
In terms of administrative capabilities, the Chair will be expected to:
• Work within the practices and policies of the university including collective agreements
• Be responsible for following and shaping departmental policy to ensure effective, efficient and collegial operation of the Department
• Provide mentorship and direction to individual members of the Department
• Work effectively as a representative on the advisory council to the Dean of Business and Communication Studies
• Ensure that Department interests are well represented in university level initiatives. 

The Chair will be expected to offer academic leadership for innovative curriculum development. Promoting student success and advancing scholarship within these two complementary disciplines are the most important mandates of the Chair. MRU is known for its experiential learning with a commitment to co-operative education, community service learning and field schools. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable representing the disciplines with the related professional communities, locally, nationally and internationally. 

Qualifications
Credentials require a masters, with strong preference for a PhD and demonstrated leadership experience, preferably as a Chair or equivalent. The academic appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank; therefore, applicants are required to have tenure at a Universities Canada recognized institution.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to balance strong academic leadership qualities with demonstrated administrative capabilities. Candidates should also demonstrate an understanding of the challenges associated with leading an interdisciplinary department, appreciate the diversity of our community, and exhibit skills as a consensus builder. 

Closing Date: January 14, 2019

Please apply directly on our website at: https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/590

Applications
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement demonstrating experience and excellence in leadership, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of recent teaching excellence, a statement of scholarly interests, and three (3) reference letters covering various dimensions of your professional life (leadership, teaching, departmental colleagues, etc.)

For further information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Evans, Dean, Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at (403) 440-6315 or eevans@mtroyal.ca.

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina nations and is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III, the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. We value Indigenous knowledge and promote the use of culturally-responsive pedagogies and practices, and promote partnerships with Indigenous learners, families and communities. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Department Chair Position, Accounting and Finance, Bissett School of Business – Mount Royal University

About the Department of Accounting and Finance
Within the Bissett School of Business, the Department of Accounting and Finance includes a BBA major in accounting and BBA concentrations in financial analysis and financial services. Both disciplines are highly respected within their respective industries for preparing career ready graduates.
Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina nations and is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III, the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. We value Indigenous knowledge and promote the use of culturally-responsive pedagogies and practices, and promote partnerships with Indigenous learners, families and communities. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

About the Role
The Department of Accounting and Finance in the Bissett School of Business invites applications for the position of Department Chair, Accounting and Finance, with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, which will commence on June 1, 2019.


Responsibilities
• Provide the vision and support for faculty to continue to advance curriculum innovation and scholarly activity in their disciplines
• Engage with external partners, both academic and business, which is integral to the success of the accounting and finance programs
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated their ability in building important professional relationships. Notably the close collaboration with accrediting bodies such as CPA and CFA will be an essential component of the Chair’s responsibilities. 
• Active support for student learning and experiential opportunities is an important expectation for the role of Chair. 
In collaboration with department colleagues, the Chair will be expected to provide leadership by guiding the future direction of the Department, Accounting and Finance. The Chair will be expected to:
• Maintain and communicate a sense of direction
• Act as a responsible advocate for the Department
• Encourage respect for a range of career paths and different forms and fields of teaching and scholarship
• Foster values of fairness, excellence, and collaboration
• Maintain a sense of pride, achievement, and community among all members including students, staff, and faculty of the Department.
In terms of administrative capabilities, the Chair will be expected to:
• Work within the practices and policies of the university including various collective agreements
• Be responsible for following and shaping departmental policy to ensure effective, efficient and collegial operation of the Department
• Provide mentorship and direction to individual members of the Department (including tenure-track and new hires)
• Work effectively as a representative on the advisory council to the Dean of Business and Communication Studies
• Ensure that Department interests are well represented in university level initiatives. 

Qualifications
The successful applicant will have either a CPA, CFA or equivalent certification. The position will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank, requiring applicants to currently hold a tenured position at a Universities Canada recognized institution. Academic credentials require a Masters, with preference for a PhD and demonstrated leadership experience, preferably as a Chair or equivalent.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to balance strong leadership qualities with demonstrated administrative capabilities. Candidates should also demonstrate an understanding of the challenges associated with leading an interdisciplinary department, appreciate the diversity of our community, and exhibit skills as a consensus builder. 

Closing Date: Monday, January 14th 

Please apply directly on our website: https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/591

Application
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement demonstrating experience and excellence in leadership, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of recent teaching excellence, a statement of scholarly interests, and three (3) reference letters covering various dimensions of your professional life (leadership, teaching, departmental colleagues, etc.).
For further information concerning the position please contact Dr. Elizabeth Evans, Dean, Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, 403.440.6315 or eevans@mtroyal.ca

For further information regarding Mount Royal University and the Bissett School of Business within the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies may be found at www.mtroyal.ca.