Assistant Professor - Entrepreneurship

Teaching & Education
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, Canada. Kamloops, Canada
Job Details
Company Detail With over 25,000 on-campus and online students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in eight diverse faculties, TRU celebrates academic excellence and excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities. TRU delivers graduate and undergraduate programs in Business, Law, Nursing, Education, Computer Science and Arts and Science. Our students and faculty reflect the local, national, and global community. TRU provides a rich and engaging student-centred environment where students and faculty know each other by name. TRU strives to create inclusive and rewarding student experiences, both on and off campus.
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
About the Position:
The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation, School of Business and Economics (SoBE) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, open rank in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with a preferred starting date of July 1st, 2022. In this research position, candidates will maintain an active research agenda while teaching five sections per academic year. We focus on developing a good relationship with our students and to this end our sections are generally less than 40 students. In the first year, the teaching load is reduced by one course. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach in a variety of courses related Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

About the Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation
The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation is seeking high-caliber, original thinkers, and innovators to help us pioneer cutting-edge programs and research in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. This is a rare opportunity to be part of the vanguard in an exciting development at a dynamic, creative, and innovative University. Our quickly growing department is building on the core foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behaviour to focus on human centered activities - where creativity, collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, are key integrated themes in the design and management of dynamic organizations.

The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation is one of five departments in the School of Business and Economics. It is a highly supportive and collegial team, with nine active full-time faculty members who are innovative teachers and successful researchers publishing in FT50 and other high-ranked journals. The Department manages Major, Minor and post baccalaureate programs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Human Resource Management, a Minor in Leadership, and is a major contributor to the MBA program. As a group we are also heavily involved with our local indigenous communities through the delivery of academic programs, courses (Graduate and Undergraduate), and practitioner focused workshops.

About the School of Business and Economics
With over 4000 on-campus students the School of Business and Economics is the largest business school in the interior of British Columbia, offering undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate programs in business and economics including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM), Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM). SoBE is also Thompson Rivers University's largest faculty. What makes SoBE special is that even with its size it maintains a collaborative environment, with support provided to assist professors with both research and teaching.

What TRU Offers
TRU offers competitive salary, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan, personal development funds and sabbaticals outlined by the TRUFA collective agreement. SoBE and TRU provide researchers the opportunity to apply to a variety of research funding sources available. TRU's classes and offices are located on a spectacular campus with panoramic views of the Thompson Rivers and surrounding mountains. Nestled between hiking trails of Kenna Cartwright Park and within walking distance of downtown, TRU offers a country in the city feeling that is unlike any other university.

Welcome to the BC Interior
Thompson Rivers University is located in Kamloops, British Columbia on the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the Southern Interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of Secwepmecul'ecw (Secwepemc Nation). Life in the sunny interior of British Columbia provides immediate access to some of the most incredible outdoor experiences Canada has to offer ranging from winter sports at Sun Peaks Resort, to some of Canada's best mountain biking and hiking trails, walking distance from TRU. Located between the Coastal and Rocky Mountains, Kamloops is within 30 minutes from hundreds of beautiful freshwater lakes, and only four hours from Vancouver. With a relatively mild winter and spectacularly warm and dry summers, Kamloops offers a high quality of life. As a city with less than 100,000 residents, it is served by an airport, a hospital, a university, a WHL hockey team and yet still maintains a small-town feel. It is a safe community to raise a family and maintains reasonable housing prices.

TRU is committed to building and fostering an inclusive environment. TRU continuously strives to increase the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from all; including those who identify as Indigenous, from visible minorities, those having disabilities and from persons of any sexual and gender identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. As per Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University will assist any candidate who requires assistance to accommodate disabilities during the recruitment process. If required, please notify us of your request with your application.
SoBE seeks applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in scholarly research and teaching in the field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or a related area is required. The position entails developing and sustaining high-quality teaching and learning environments for students and conducting and publishing rigorous academic research. It is expected that applicants demonstrate the potential to publish in peer-reviewed Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and related business journals. Candidate's will also make a strong ongoing service contribution to the department, school, university and/or the broader community.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin December 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interest and teaching philosophy
  • Examples of scholarly research including conference papers, working papers and/or publications
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Contact information of three references
Applications are made online through Thompson Rivers University's (Deltek) Human-Resources system.

Inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr Andrew Fergus, Chair
Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation
School of Business and Economics
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8

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Qualification A Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship or a related area is required.
Salary As per Norms
Employment Type Full-Time, Permanent