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McMaster University - Professor of Entrepreneurship Position (Open Rank)

  • 1.  McMaster University - Professor of Entrepreneurship Position (Open Rank)

    Posted 12-05-2019 13:39
    Job Description

    The DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Entrepreneurship in the Strategic Management Area.  Rank is open, but preference will be given to candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels. The appointment will commence July 1, 2020, although an earlier appointment date is possible. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong program of research, teach the equivalent of four courses a year, and engage in appropriate service within the school.

    Candidates should demonstrate successful research outcomes, such as high-quality peer-reviewed journal publications, conference presentations, and successful grant applications in the entrepreneurship area. Successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strength in building innovative entrepreneurial programs. Direct experience as an entrepreneur or advising entrepreneurs is an asset. Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or related field with the emphasis on Entrepreneurship.    

    The mission of the DeGroote School of Business is to foster interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management in order to benefit business and society.  Our vision is to be globally recognized as a leader in research, teaching, and community-building - especially in healthcare management and the management of digital innovation.  We support a culture that embraces bold and interdisciplinary thinking; drives the creation and application of evidence-based knowledge; and fosters collegial activity undertaken with integrity. Three core values underpin all we do: innovation, collaboration, and generosity.

    In support of this mission, the DeGroote School of Business is building the McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery, which will have facilities specifically designed to increase engagement among McMaster students, community members, and industry partners. The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in building programming with this space in support of the DeGroote School of Business' mission.

    DeGroote has a strong research-oriented faculty within a University that, for the past two years, has been recognized as the most research-intensive university in Canada by Research Infosource Inc.  In 2018, it was ranked among the top four Canadian universities, and the top 10% globally by both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU). We are supportive of high-quality scholarship. The DeGroote School of Business strives to create a strong, supportive, and collegial research culture, in order to build the research capacity of faculty and graduate students.  We are one of six faculties at McMaster and we believe in experiential and community-engaged learning: complementing classroom studies with hands-on experience.  The School has over 2,300 undergraduate students, 600 MBAs, 60 PhDs and 70 full-time faculty.

    The Area's faculty members include Dr. Nick Bontis, Dr. Goran Calic, Dr. Candice Chow, Rita Cossa, Dr. Brent McKnight, Dr. François Neville, Peter Vilks, and Dr. Hongjin Zhu. Their research spans a wide range of topics including innovation, knowledge management, top management teams, resilience, responsible investing, interfirm network, and strategic insight. Our faculty publishes in top tier journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Several have served or are currently serving, as Editors or on review boards of influential journals in management, entrepreneurship and/or strategy.

    The School hosts three research centres and a number of research chairs that provide value to business and contribute to the prosperity of society at large.  DeGroote operates at two campuses, the McMaster University main campus in Hamilton, Ontario and a new state-of-the-art facility in nearby Burlington, Ontario, which houses the MBA and executive programs. The successful candidate is expected to be active at both locations, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Entrepreneurship.  Opportunities to teach in the School's professionally oriented executive development programs and/or Director's College also exist.

    How To Apply 

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, samples of research work, and a list of three referees.  If applicable, please describe the impact that career interruptions have had on your research productivity.  

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications for this position until it is filled.  The deadline date for the first consideration of candidates for this appointment is January 15, 2020. 

    Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) (Faculty Postings, Job Opening ID: 29869), directing your application documents to:

    Brent McKnight, Ph.D. Acting Chair, Strategic Management Area
    DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4

    To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

    Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

    No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

    Employment Equity Statement

    McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the "Dish with One Spoon" wampum agreement.

    In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

    Francois Neville
    McMaster University
    Hamilton ON
    (905) 525-9140 ext. 21463