Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time, tenure-track faculty position to serve as the Managing Director of the new BRIDGE Centre at the Edwards School of Business. The faculty appointment will be tenure-track at the rank of assistant professor within the Department of Management and Marketing. The appointment as Managing Director would be for a 5-year term with the possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024.
Description and Qualifications
BRIDGE: Business Research Integration and Development Group at Edwards is a newly formed provisional centre at the Edwards School of Business. The mission for the BRIDGE knowledge centre is to strengthen connections between researchers, industries, businesses, and community partners. We will do this by conducting research that BRIDGEs the gap between theory and practice; fostering impactful research and knowledge co-creation that focuses on the role that research can play in advancing practice; developing relevant research and providing knowledge exchange through industry and community forums aligned with our school’s core research areas; providing research support; and engaging in meaningful collaboration with communities. Ongoing activities are proposed including a Research Network Hub, knowledge translation through various events and forums to engage industry and community and graduate student and post-doctoral mentorship. Our vision is to be the first knowledge centre in Saskatchewan that is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in responsible, relevant business research that connects researchers, businesses, and communities.
The Managing Director will be responsible for managing the operations of the centre and will be guided by the Managing Committee. Initially, the focus will be on establishing the foundation for the centre and working closely with the Associate Dean Research to be the driving force in moving the status of the BRIDGE centre from provisional to full. The Managing Director’s duties will include overseeing the research centre’s budget; supervising staff members; managing the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research ethics are met; managing the space needs of the centre; establishing working groups or committees to provide appropriate guidance and advice in support of their responsibilities; preparing an Annual Report for the Dean. The Managing Director will have a reduced teaching load approved by the Dean to recognize the significant administrative duties required of managing a centre.
The successful candidate will have research centre experience, preferably directly with aspects of centre management and/or coordination. Knowledge of research administration and research infrastructure at a university is important for this role. The successful candidate will also have experience working closely with industry to build research connections as well as to disseminate research results. Experience with community engagement and partnerships will be an asset.
We are seeking candidates who have a teaching and research background in any management discipline. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in management research methods. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses in management and related fields, for example research methods and market research, technology and innovation; supervise both graduate and undergraduate student research; initiate, lead and participate in research activities; apply for external funding to support their research program; publish and disseminate research results; and undertake relevant administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.
Consistent with AACSB accreditation requirements, the Edwards School of Business seeks individuals whose academic training and scholarly activities clearly align with the AACSB standards. Candidates must satisfy the category of Scholarly Academic qualifications. Scholarly Academics sustain their currency and relevance through academic scholarship and related activities. Candidates require a doctoral degree in an academic area clearly linked to the field in which they are expected to teach. The ideal candidate will have an interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities as evidenced by a strong or emerging research program in marketing; demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship; and effective interpersonal and communication skills.
The Edwards School of Business has an undergraduate business program with approximately 2,500 engaged and talented students. We also have thriving MBA, M.Sc. Marketing, M.Sc. Finance, Masters of Professional Accounting programs. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.edwards.usask.ca.
In addition to a vibrant research culture, we are committed to excellent teaching. Our students go on to work in industry or start businesses and remain connected to the school via an active alumni network. As faculty, we take great pride in their accomplishments, and we are looking for someone with a special ability for engaging students toward reaching their potential. Candidates will have recognized expertise and be passionate about a career in teaching at the university level.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
The salary band for Assistant Professors in the 2023-2024 academic year is $99,945 to $120,099. A higher starting salary is possible in exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article 220.127.116.11 of the USFA Collective Agreement.
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
Interested candidates are asked to submit the following information to the search committee chair listed below:
- A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae;
- Statements of teaching and research interests;
- Summary of research centre experience;
- A current working paper (of academic research);
- A teaching dossier or evidence of teaching effectiveness that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
- Three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees directly to the search committee chair at the address or email listed below.
Dr. Maureen Bourassa, Department Head, Management and Marketing and Search Committee Chair
25 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A7
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin September 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024.
The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.