The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for one tenure-track position in Business & Society / Sustainability, beginning July 1, 2021 (Rank Assistant Professor).
The successful candidate will possess a passion for high-quality engaged research and have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of Business & Society / Sustainability. Applicants should have a PhD degree in management or a related field with high research alignment (although ABD near completion will be considered).
Candidates working in all areas of business and society are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will help Beedie deliver on its commitment to prepare graduates to make responsible decisions and contribute to regenerative and reconciled economies by considering the systemic impacts of their decisions now and in the future. Thus, research strengths aligned with these commitments will be prioritized. Candidates should have the ability—or, for junior candidates, the ambition—to make a positive impact on society through their research. Additionally, they will demonstrate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as foundational elements of their work and lives.
The successful candidate will adopt a broad, systemic view of sustainability, which includes the social, environmental, and economic impacts of all kinds of businesses on and in society. Industry, governance, community and/or other practical experience is considered an asset.
Our ideal candidate will also value a range of ontologies including Indigenous principles of wellbeing and will be instrumental in supporting our institutional commitments to decolonization and reconciliation. As a result, we encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of Indigenous populations.
The successful candidate will teach in courses in Beedie’s Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability Certificate in the undergraduate program such as Management of Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, and Sustainable Innovation as well as teaching sustainability courses in our MBA programs. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to Beedie’s research excellence and to the school’s collaborative academic community through service, which may include acting as a faculty sponsor for our NetImpact chapter and/or engaging with RADIUS, SFU’s nationally-recognized social innovation hub. The successful candidate will also have the option of joining Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability.
Located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sk?wxw? u?7mesh U?xwumixw), Musqueam (xwm?θkw?y??m), Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples, SFU is actively building an increasingly diverse and inclusive community.
The Beedie School of Business is a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We offer programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. We are also home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator. Simon Fraser University is one of just over 40 Ashoka Changemaker Campuses globally, recognizing our commitment to social responsibility and innovation.
SFU’s Beedie School of Business was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement, and generating positive change in its communities.
With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting that is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most livable city. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at http://www.beedie.sfu.ca/.
an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships)
statement outlining your fit including your alignment with SFU Beedie’s vision and values; your commitment to practical impact; and your personal commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, decolonization and reconciliation.
statement outlining the alignment of your research and teaching with business & society / sustainability
proposed program of research and two examples of scholarly work
a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area of sustainability / business & society (this may include a statement of pedagogy, prior or proposed syllabi, and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice)
names and email addresses of 3 referees (ranked in order of preference). SFU will contact referees directly.
SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.
Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.