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 liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.
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 Region 3.
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 has a student body of approximately 3400 students and is composed of the Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication Studies. The Bissett 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 BBA, Human Resources
The Department of General Management & Human Resources offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in both General Management and Human Resources. The General Management program helps students understand the “big picture” in a variety of business sectors. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources helps students build a solid academic foundation to pursue career possibilities in human resources (HR). The program focuses on driving organizational performance through recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee performance and engagement, learning and development, labour relations, transition management, organizational metrics, and HR strategy. Our graduates are well prepared to pursue a career in Human Resources and the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
About the Role
The Department of General Management & Human Resources at Mount Royal University (Calgary) invites applications for a tenurable faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024. We seek an individual with 10-15 years of human resources industry experience who can contribute meaningfully to the human resources program. Areas of teaching may include: Introduction to Human Resources, Labour Relations, Employee Relations, Organization Learning and Development, Transition Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management. The successful candidate may have the option of developing and delivering special topics in HR course(s) in the future. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their qualifications and interest in each applicable subject area. MRU is committed to scholarly teaching.
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 is 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 only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six 3-credit hour courses per academic year on the TSS pattern or eight 3-credit hour courses per academic year on the TS pattern. Class sizes typically average between 35-40 students.
This tenure-track faculty will be hired into a teaching/service (TS) work pattern. The successful candidate will become an integral member of our full-time Human Resources team. This means that the faculty member will be responsible for teaching four courses each semester and will be an active participant in various service roles.
● Instruction: course delivery including preparation of course outlines, other course materials, course activities, lesson preparation and assessments, and course learning management systems; and
● Administration: administer final exams, input final grades upon course completion, and participate in course-related meetings, as required; and
● Service: may include: coaching student competition teams, mentoring student clubs, assisting with the development of curriculum, and serving on departmental or university committees; and
● Community: At Mount Royal University our industry connections are an important and integral part of our programs. The successful candidate will be required to actively liaise with human resources industry partners or professional associations on behalf of the Bissett School of Business.
● A Master’s degree is required. A completed (or ABD) PhD in human resources, or closely related field, is preferred.
Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is an asset;
● Teaching experience in human resources at the post-secondary level and the ability to teach introductory through to senior level human resources courses;
● Demonstrated 10-15 years of professional human resources experience and expertise;
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
● The Department will give preference to candidates who have experience with Indigenous Relations and established connections to Indigenous communities, including students
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, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.
Closing Date: We will begin reviewing applications on May 7, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials using the “Apply to the Job” link
A cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department, explicitly stating which courses they are qualified to teach;
Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information for three references;
1-page teaching philosophy
One course outline
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
If you have questions regarding the position, contact Leah Hamilton, Chair, Department of General Management and Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.