Assistant Professor - Management

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 or Assistant Teaching Professor in Management and Leadership:

About the Position

The School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, is located on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T'exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. Our region also extends into the territories of the St'át'imc, Nlaka'pamux, Nuxalk, Tsilhqot'in, Dakelh, and Syilx peoples.

The School of Business and Economics (SoBE) is committed to inclusivity and moving decisively with our indigenizing initiatives. As such, we are inviting candidates who identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Urban Aboriginal to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (Teaching, Research and Service) or Assistant Teaching Professor (Teaching and Service) in Management and Leadership. The preferred starting date is July 1st, 2022; however, this date has some flexibility, depending on circumstances. This is a joint position between the Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Management, Information, Supply Chain, and International Business,

In this position, candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in an ongoing service contribution to the department, school, university, and the broader community. We focus on developing a good relationship with our students, and to this end, our sections are generally less than 36 students. In the first year, the teaching load is typically reduced by one course.

If a research position is desired, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and competence to strive for excellence in scholarly research.

The new SoBE indigenous scholars will become part of a very active and engaged First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Urban Aboriginal community at Thompson Rivers University. To learn more about TRU's First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Urban Aboriginal community, please visit:

Diverse Career Paths and Support:

The creation of knowledge and broadening of influence can take many forms and be measured according to various scholarly and professional standards, including through the diverse modes of communication and ways of knowledge of Indigenous Peoples. Consequently, the Departments recognize excellence across a broad spectrum of professional and research practices and outputs. Further, the Departments and the School of Business and Economics are committed to the professional development of faculty members in the pursuit of their diverse career paths, which may, for example, include various forms of support for those pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

About the Departments

The Department of Management, Information, Supply Chain, and International Business is a collection of individuals interested in what keeps the modern world functioning. While we are defined as academics in supply chain, international business, strategic management and management information systems we believe that we have a responsibility as global citizens to try to make the world a better place now and in the future. Our interests are broad but may be encompassed by two primary themes: global citizenship and data-driven decision making. We invite individuals interested in research topics related to these themes to apply for this position. Examples of such topics include, but are not limited to, humanitarian logistics, sustainable supply chains, supply chain analytics, bottom-of-the-pyramid focused research with a global focus, indigenous supply chain issues, supply chain transparency, and international business as an enabler of improved human welfare.

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 (MSc of Economics). SoBE is also Thompson Rivers University's largest faculty. What makes SoBE unique is that it maintains a collaborative environment, with support provided to assist professors with both research and teaching even with its size.

What TRU Offers

TRU offers a 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 with 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. 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 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. To learn more about living in Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University, please visit our Web Site.


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.

Applicants should have an appropriate mix of academic, community and professional credentials and experience. While an earned doctorate in Management and Leadership is the norm in the two Departments, we welcome highly qualified applicants with greater emphasis on community and professional accomplishments and connections. Life-experience working within Indigenous communities is a requirement. Post-secondary teaching experience is also valuable when combined with evidence of strong teaching skills.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on January 10 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interest (Assistant Professor applicants)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Examples of scholarly research including conference papers, working papers publications, etc.
  • Teaching evaluations if applicable, and or community-based letters of support.

Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide

  • At least three references or letters or references or community-based letters of support.
  • A copy of transcripts at the time of an interview or preferably before

Applications should be made online through Thompson Rivers University's (Deltek) Human-Resources system.

Additional inquiries can be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Andrew Fergus, Chair
Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation

Dr. Nancy Southin, Chair
Department of Management, Information, Supply Chain, and International Business

School of Business and Economics
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8

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Qualification Doctorate degree
Experience Need Excellent teaching capabilities.
Salary Competitive Salary
Employment Type Full-Time, Permanent