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CANADA - Assistant or Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  CANADA - Assistant or Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    Posted 04-08-2021 13:29
    Mount Royal University is currently recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

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    Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin after Monday, May 12, 2021.

    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, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

    Mount Royal University, and provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning and a strong foundation of general education. We are striving to become one of Canada's top destinations for undergraduate studies.

    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.

    Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

    About the Faculty of Business and Communication 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: General Management & Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, International Business & Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation. The School of Communication Studies consists of four departments: Public Relation, Information Design, Broadcast Media Studies, and Journalism.

    Bissett School of Business offers undergraduate education in all major areas of management and business administration, including degrees, certificates and a diploma in aviation. The School has dedicated itself to providing an education that is on the leading edge of global business trends and community relevance. 

    The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to prepare students to be successful in the commercial, nonprofit, and public sectors of the Canadian and global economy while being engaged citizens in their communities. The BBA is primarily designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. The BBA may also be considered sufficient preparation for admission to appropriate and relevant professional accreditation programs as well as graduate degrees offered by many Canadian and international universities. 

    BBA students will have the opportunity to specialize in one of four majors, including Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing. We also offer a General Management major which allows students to specialize in other fields of business, including Financial Analysis, Financial Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Social Innovation and Supply Chain Management. Students may also use the General Management major to pursue minors in areas of study offered outside of the Bissett School of Business. 

    Faculty Position in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation

    The Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation in the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for the right candidate.  The rank is commensurate with experience. 

    This position will commence ideally on July 1, 2021 (we are seeking an individual available for Fall 2021),  subject to budgetary approval. 

    The Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation offers programs in Marketing (BBA Marketing and Minor), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Concentration and Minor) and Social Innovation (Concentration and Minor). 

    About Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    The 10-course Concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to graduate curious and entrepreneurial minds who are innovative drivers of business development in dynamic, growth oriented companies that they join or start.  A 6-course Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor is also offered to students from any faculty across campus. We offer an experiential program that goes beyond teaching mindset and business models, to executing product and business development strategies for taking innovative ideas to market. 

    In addition to supporting students to start their own ventures during their program and following graduation, the Entrepreneurship concentration prepares graduates for careers within or in support of established small and medium growth oriented enterprises, including sales and business development, product management, technology enablement, corporate innovation and growth/scaling-up processes. We firmly believe these are the skills that will ensure the continued prosperity of our Province and Country.

    About the Role 

    Building on our rich history of teaching innovation and entrepreneurship and the established reputation  of the community-facing Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (@InnovateMRU), the candidate will become a key academic collaborator alongside other entrepreneurship faculty working hand-in-hand with the Institute to deliver transformational learning experiences for MRU students.  

    The successful candidate will design, develop and deliver leading edge curriculum with an expectation they can contribute to courses and content focusing on: 

    • Innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities
    • Innovative and entrepreneurial processes (e.g., ideation, solution generation)
    • Business model innovation 
    • Product management and launch
    • The role of technology in innovation and venture growth
    • Entrepreneurial finance 
    • Social innovation and entrepreneurship 
    • Entrepreneurial ecosystems

    The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda in innovation and/or entrepreneurship, be engaged in the academic community and have a desire to  work with our diverse and dynamic local entrepreneurial community. We strive to ensure our program is scholarly-informed, sensitive to the local context, and at the forefront of an experiential undergraduate entrepreneurship education.  

    We seek applicants with research interests in the above mentioned areas,  and extend this to those working with underserved populations.

    For further information about the position, contact Donna Dumont, Chair, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation at ddumont@mtroyal.ca .


    • A PhD/Doctorate or a close to completion doctoral candidate is preferred
    • First hand entrepreneurial experience and an appreciation of the role that technology plays in entrepreneurial ventures is an asset.
    • Experience of innovative curricular design is also an asset.
    • Candidates should demonstrate excellence in university or college teaching, or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years at a post secondary institution 
    • The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to the design and delivery of curriculum in the areas  outlined earlier.  
    • As a scholar, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a promising scholarship agenda, and will have a strong trajectory of (or potential for) future publications and application into a real world context in the areas outlined earlier.
    • Interest and aptitude with engaging companies and entrepreneurial organizations in the Calgary and Alberta region.

    What We Offer 

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work  to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our  diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace. 

    Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety  of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a  competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal  spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully  equipped recreation centre.  

    Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness  services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including  personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students,  employees and the public.  

    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 (3) references should be submitted as a single PDF document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number] [Document].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999 CV.pdf).

    Closing Date:      Open until a suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin after Monday, May 12, 2021.

    Simon Raby
    Assistant Professor
    Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University
    Calgary AB
    +1(587) 435-7229