Assistant Professor, Indigenous Knowledge in Strategy and International Business
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tenure Track or Tenured
Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law
(Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment)
School of Business
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The Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law in the School of Business, in partnership with the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre of MacEwan University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Strategy and International Business at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval. The incumbent will be cross-appointed to the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre during the initial three years in the position, with potential for renewal.
MacEwan University is seeking a candidate with lived Indigenous experiences who is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. As MacEwan University’s Indigenous Centre, kihêw waciston offers personal, academic, financial, and cultural support for students and is open to everyone in the MacEwan community. The successful candidate will work closely with the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and have good relationships with Indigenous communities.
Initially, in addition to teaching a reduced course load in the Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law for the duration of the cross-appointment, the successful candidate will provide consultation and participate in developing an Indigenous-focused curriculum to align with institutional priorities, and foster community engagement. This will involve collaborating with the Director, Indigenous Initiatives and kihêw waciston to plan and organize faculty educational opportunities and develop culturally sensitive programming, evaluations, and events. After this period, the incumbent will be assigned a standard faculty workload in their home department.
Within the Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law, both during the cross-appointment and after, the successful candidate will make significant contributions to the design and delivery of the undergraduate curriculum, mentor students, pursue academic and/or community-based scholarly activity, and work collaboratively to contribute service to the University and/or the broader community. In particular, the person who fills this position will be expected to develop new courses in their area of expertise and facilitate the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing into the traditional scientific process. Preferred candidates will have expertise in an area that contributes to the curriculum in the development and deployment of strategy in organizations. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty in the incorporation of Indigenous perspective in existing courses.
The successful candidate must have, or be close to completion of, a PhD in the area of strategic management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socio-economic issues, and educational needs, is strongly preferred. All applicants will demonstrate ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including their teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, and a sample of their research work, and provide in their application the names of three referees. If the candidate is shortlisted, we will ask for detailed references from their referees and for academic transcripts from the institution where they completed their degrees.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to the Chair of the Department, Murli Muralidharan, at email@example.com, or to Terri Cardinal, Director of Indigenous Initiatives in kihêw waciston, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing Date: A review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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