Tenured Full Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management Canada

Tenured Full Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Posted: December 14, 2017

Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 15, 2018

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Tenured Full Professor
in Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Canada’s Leading University for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
2017 Deshpande Foundation Entrepreneurial University
An Ashoka Changemaker Campus
10 On-campus Incubators, Including the #1 Ranked University Incubator in North America


The Opportunity
The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time tenured position, at the Associate or Full Professor rank in Entrepreneurship and/or Strategy. The position is to commence on July 1, 2018 and is subject to final budgetary approval.


The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University offers Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) and graduate (MBA and MScM) degrees. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto's business community, our Bay Street location reinforces our strong links to the heart of corporate Canada. With an emphasis on relevant curriculum and excellence in teaching and research, our Schools continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation and program quality by combining academic rigour with real-world learning. To learn more about our Schools, please visit http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/


Ryerson University is Canada’s comprehensive innovation university with an integrated cross-campus ecosystem supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. We have the largest entrepreneurship academic department in Canada and we teach entrepreneurship to some 6,000 students a year, offering 70+ courses across the campus. We have 10 on-campus incubators, linked through our unique Zone Learning approach, with more than 320 startups operating on campus right now. Our DMZ Zone is ranked #1 in North America and # 3 in the World and has established linked Zones in New York and Mumbai. Our startups have received more than $300 million in seed funding. We offer Master's and Undergraduate degrees and Certificates in entrepreneurship, and are developing an Innovation & Entrepreneurship specialization in our PhD program.


The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy is both research and teaching focused. Ryerson has two dedicated entrepreneurship research units, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Research Institute and our faculty publish widely across leading journals and serve on a number of editorial boards. We are recognised as leaders in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative learning and our Department includes a number of teaching award winners. We are major contributors to entrepreneurship activities across the campus. Our students are active nationally and internationally and are frequent award winners at Enactus and DECA.



The position responsibilities include conducting and publishing quality research in the area of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, teaching of upper year undergraduate and Masters’ level courses in Entrepreneurship & Strategy, and contributing to the academic responsibilities of the department, the faculty, and the university. This position will also assist in the development of our planned PhD program and mentoring junior faculty.



This position is directed to candidates who have a PhD in Entrepreneurship or Strategy or related areas from an AACSB accredited institution and at least ten (10) years of demonstrated academic excellence at a top tier academic or research institute. Successful candidates will have a distinguished scholarly research and teaching record and a renowned reputation in the fields of entrepreneurship and/or strategy. Candidates will have a sustained record of publishing in top management journals, and proven teaching excellence at all levels. The candidate should be an active researcher and a team player, willing to build relationships with faculty, students, administration and the university community, and willing to help build our research reputation. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in education as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research, or creative activities.


Equity at Ryerson University

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.


Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015 and 2016. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.


How to apply?

Candidates are asked to submit their application online through the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process to begin). Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

The application must contain the following:

  • A cover letter of application and curriculum vitae
  • Up to three recent research publications
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available
  • The contact information for three individuals who will offer reference letters.


Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.


Inquiries can be directed to the Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Sean Wise at sean.wise@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin in January 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.


Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Laurie Shemavonian, M.Ed., HR Advisor at lshemavo@ryerson.ca. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca // www.rfanet.ca


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/teaching/documents/RFA_CA/RFA_Collective_Agreement-July_1_2011_to_June_30_2015.pdf.
The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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