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 arts liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.
Mount Royal University 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 in one of Canada’s largest cities. Calgary is located in less than a one-hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The city brings a mix of dynamic city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty.
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 and has a student body of approximately 3,600 students. 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 Relations, Information Design, Broadcast Media Studies, and Journalism.
The 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 is an accredited member of EFMD, a global, non-profit, membership-driven organization dedicated to management development. 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.
About Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The purpose of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Area is to graduate the transformative talent that accelerates Calgary’s new economy. Our vision is to be recognized in Alberta for developing the transformative talent demanded by today’s high growth ventures. Faculty achieve this by embracing the values of human centricity, contextual sensitivity, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, transformative learning experiences, and community impact.
The Area delivers a 10-course Concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, designed to graduate curious and entrepreneurial minds who are effective communicators, collaborators, demonstrating creativity in the value they create for their customers and the change they make in their organizations and broader community. 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 Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration also prepares graduates for careers within or in support of established small and medium growth oriented enterprises. This may include; 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
The Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the teaching, service and scholarship (TSS) stream or teaching and service stream(TS).
This position will commence ideally on July 1, 2023 (we are seeking an individual available for Fall 2023 with semester commencing on Tuesday September 5).
The Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation is located within the Bissett School of Business and offers programs in Marketing (BBA Marketing and Minor), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Concentration and Minor) and Social Innovation (Concentration and Minor).
Building on our rich history of teaching innovation and entrepreneurship and the established reputation of the community-facing Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (@InnovateMRU), the candidate will become a key academic collaborator alongside other entrepreneurship faculty working hand-in-hand with the Institute.
The successful candidate will design, develop and deliver leading edge curriculum that contributes to transformational learning experiences on:
- Introductory concepts on innovation and entrepreneurship
- Innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets, capabilities and practices
- Innovative and entrepreneurial processes (e.g., ideation, solution generation)
- Business model innovation
- Creativity and design thinking
- Entrepreneurial ecosystems
The ideal candidate will have a research agenda in innovation and/or entrepreneurship or teaching and learning of 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.
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. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. This role is open to candidates in either the TSS or TS work pattern.
Applicants interested in the TSS work pattern must be committed to a scholarly research program that contributes to both academia and to the broader community. This is evidenced through engagement in both scholarly and professional forums and publications. Some research support is available at the faculty and university level.
For further information about the position, contact Donna Dumont, Chair, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation at email@example.com.
- A PhD/Doctorate or a close to completion doctoral candidate is preferred;
- The ideal candidate will contribute to the design and delivery of leading innovative curriculum in the areas outlined earlier;
- Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years at a post secondary institution;
- For the TSS work pattern, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a promising research 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;
- First hand entrepreneurial experience is an asset;
- Interest and aptitude with engaging companies and entrepreneurial organizations in the Calgary and Alberta region; and,
- The department is particularly interested in expanding gender diversity among the professoriate.
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.
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found. Shortlisting will begin on Monday, May 8, 2023.
Applicants are to submit a dossier as a single PDF that includes:
- Up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- Statement of teaching philosophy (max 2-pages);
- Statement of scholarship and research (max 2-pages);
- Examples of service contribution (max 2-pages); and,
- Teaching evaluations for relevant courses.
Note: Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document.pdf (ex. Smith, 998586, CV.pdf).