The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business invites applications from talented Indigenous scholars to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Indigenous Entrepreneurship. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Indigenous scholars with a PhD or who are near to completing a PhD in Business, Management, Entrepreneurship or a related academic discipline are strongly encouraged to apply
In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous scholars. Candidates from this group who wish to be considered must self-identify and are asked to do so in their cover letter.
We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition in the field of indigenous entrepreneurship, management and social innovation. A demonstrated ability to develop and sustain generative partnerships with Indigenous communities and prior experience in teaching Indigenous students are considered assets. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests complement and connect with the strengths of current faculty in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
Candidates must have a demonstrated excellence in teaching business and management related subjects. Candidates should also have a strong research pipeline with high quality scholarly papers targeted to elite management journals, and a demonstrated track record of, or interest in, supervision of PhD students.
The successful candidate will contribute to and reinforce our growing reputation in co-designing, with Indigenous Communities, innovative programs of Indigenous Entrepreneurship education and research. Our Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) program, was recently awarded two top global prizes by (1) the International Business Education Network in Oslo, Norway and (2) EFMD Global in Brussels, Belgium for its partnerships and innovative delivery of business skills training in British Columbia’s Indigenous communities. Gustavson’s Executive Programs, in partnership with TRICORP, delivers the Canadian Aboriginal Management Program which provides essential training for Canada’s AFI’s and Indigenous economic development leaders. The successful candidate will join our growing cluster of experts in Indigenous Entrepreneurship research and education including Dr. Brent Mainprize, Dr. Matt Murphy and Dr. Brock Smith.
Gustavson is one of the few North American schools that is accredited by both the European Federation of Management Development (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The experiential dimension in our academic programs includes a mandatory co-op program for all undergraduate students, international exchanges, and overseas co-op work opportunities. In line with this approach, we will give preference to candidates with direct international and business experience.
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To be considered, please send a letter of application that addresses the full scope of the job requirements along with curriculum vitae, appropriate evidence of research (publications and work in progress), a description of a proposed research program (limited to four pages) and teaching skills (such as course evaluation scores, teaching statements, syllabi) and three references to: Roy Suddaby, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, telephone: (250) 853-3537, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.gustavson.uvic.ca.
Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively strive to address issues of representation of members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity, and this particular search process is limited to Indigenous scholars.
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record. Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Consideration of applications will begin on June 28, 2021.
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