Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University (MRU) grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. MRU has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors. MRU provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning and a strong foundation of experiential learning. We are striving to become one of Canada’s top destinations for undergraduate studies.
MRU 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. Calgary is located in less than one-hour drive from the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The city brings a mix of dynamic big city energy, cheerful western hospitality, and wondrous natural beauty.
MRU 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 has a student body of approximately 3400 students and 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 three departments: Public Relations, Information Design, and Broadcast Media Studies and Journalism.
The Bissett School of Business is an accredited member of EFMD, a global, non-profit, membership-driven organization dedicated to management development.
About the Department of International Business & Supply Chain Management
The Department of International Business and Supply Chain Management offers BBA majors in Supply Chain Management and International Business. The supply chain major contains 10 core courses, is highly integrated with our CN Supply Chain Data Analytics Lab and offers a co-op education opportunity. The program is deeply rooted in applied learning, accredited by Supply Chain Canada (SCC) and heavily involved with highly regarded networks within both industry and academic communities.
About the Role
The Department of International Business & Supply Chain Management in the Bissett School of Business at MRU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Supply Chain Management at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence on January 01, 2024. This position will be hired into the Teaching-Service (TS) work pattern, which has a focus on teaching (the equivalent of eight classes per academic year), as well as providing service to the faculty and university. Preference will be given to candidates with a history of applied experience and active industry networks within the industry.
The successful candidate will become an integral member of our Supply Chain team, and can expect to meaningfully contribute to departmental priorities and activities. At MRU, as our industry connections are an important and integral part of our programs, the successful candidate will be required to actively liaise with industry partners and professional associations on behalf of the Department and the Bissett School of Business.
Applicants should have a strong industry-facing alignment in their profile –demonstrating a depth of active industry connections and experience –and hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in supply chain management or closely related field. A PhD (completed or nearing completion) in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or another closely related field, will be desirable but is not essential. While previous experience in teaching and mentoring at the post secondary level is preferred, experience in a teaching role (such as training and workshop facilitation) in the field of supply chain management will be considered.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have the following attributes:
Strong professional/industry experience and connections
Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
A willingness to mentor and coach students with activities including student competitions, Supply Chain Student Association activities, Honours thesis advising, student led applied research, or other similar student supporting/mentoring, yet industry-facing activities
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 center.
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: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications submitted by May 15, 2023.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should submit the following materials using the “Apply to the Job” link:
A two or three page cover letter that specifically addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position as described above;
Current curriculum vitae;
A one page letter describing your teaching (or equivalent) experience; and
A one page letter describing your industry experience and how this experience would benefit MRU students and the department (provide specific examples)provide specific examples).
Candidates invited for an interview may be asked to provide additional documents prior to the interview.
Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number], [Document Title].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).
Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.