Assistant Professor in Strategy
Simon Fraser University, Department of Beedie School of Business

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for one tenure-track position in Strategy, beginning July 1, 2020 (Rank Assistant Professor).


The successful candidate will have a passion for delivering high-quality, scholarly research, demonstrated teaching excellence in both undergraduate and graduate levels, and leadership abilities. Research interests consistent with Beedie’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities of innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective will be prioritized. Candidates should have the ability to engage with communities of practice and make an impact through their research. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Strategy with an emphasis on technology strategy from the last three years and experience as an Assistant Professor in an AACSB accredited institution.


As SFU is a leading research university, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Beedie’s research excellence. The candidate will also be expected to teach courses in areas such as Strategic Management at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in our collaborative academic community through service.

About the Beedie School of Business

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need for innovation as it delivers research and teaching that makes an impact. As part of Canada’s leading comprehensive university, SFU Beedie offers a collaborative work environment that fosters interdisciplinary research. The Beedie School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.

Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, SFU Beedie’s mission is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education, inspired by research and grounded in practice. SFU Beedie boasts over 25,000 alumni in 83 countries around the world.

SFU has ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and BC’s Top Employers and is the only Western Canadian university on Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers list. The university offers a generous compensation package that allows faculty members to dedicate time to research and teaching excellence while maintaining a work-life balance.

Application Requirements

A complete application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and teaching evaluations from past two years, should be submitted in electronic format. Applications should be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system via the link here: Names of three referees will be required at the time of application and reference requests will be sent directly through our office. Applicants should make an application for each position if they have an interest in more than one job openings from our School.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted directly to our in-house application tracking system.

For best consideration, complete applications must be received by the deadline for application of October 15, 2019. Please indicate in your submission whether you are attending the Academy of Management conference between August 9-13, 2019. To be considered for an interview at the Academy of Management, please submit your application by August 3, 2019. Faculty members from the Strategy Area will be attending this conference and would like to use this opportunity to meet prospective candidates. We anticipate the position will start July 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed upon date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

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 the Collection Notice.


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