Tenure-track Position in Family Business
University of Ottawa

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is seeking applications for one faculty position in Family Business commencing on either July 1, 2020 or January 1st, 2021.

The University of Ottawa is a top-ten research-intensive university in Canada and committed to becoming globally recognized for its research in family business. The Telfer School of Management is among the world’s elite schools of management, having obtained accreditation from all three of the most prestigious international sanctioning bodies: Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association of MBAs (AMBA). The School encompasses a young, vibrant and research-oriented faculty; over the last 5 years, more than 50% of its faculty members were hired. The school is now in the process of building a Centre in Family Business that will assume thought leadership and become an internationally leading hub in the field.

Title of position and terms

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Family Business. Senior Assistant professors with a demonstrated track record can be considered for a professorship.


Duties will include in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students. The current teaching load for Assistant professors amounts to three (3) courses per year.

Working with a team of scholars and graduate students, your primary roles will be to contribute to research at the intersection of family business, entrepreneurship and management. In addition to scholarly excellence, our faculty members are committed to innovative teaching, and engagement with the community. The faculty with a focus on family business maintains a strong research agenda and publishes in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, to name a few.

Applicants with a secondary interest in entrepreneurship – ideally in community or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. The Telfer School of Management has four Areas of Strategic Importance (ASIs) in research. Family business is part of the ASI in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic Management. With the current position, we hope to strengthen our research and teaching capacity at the intersection of family business and entrepreneurship.

Wage and benefits package

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.  They commonly range around $125,000 for Assistant Professors.  A professorship can carry additional stipends, a reduced teaching load, and research funds that are commensurate with rank and experience.

The University of Ottawa provides a complete and generous compensation package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a University of Ottawa defined benefits pension plan, optional life insurance and a reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The School also offers a start-up period with a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for research.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides free of charge training to faculty members and to their spouses in their second official language (French or English).


University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5


  • Education: Ph.D. in a related discipline, ideally in family business or entrepreneurship
  • Language: English or French. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to conduct research in English and teach in both languages.
  • Work experience:
    • A high-potential research program as demonstrated by articles published or under review in Financial Times 50 journals as well as other quality peer-reviewed journals in the areas of entrepreneurship and management;
    • Teaching competency at the undergraduate, MBA, and/or MSc levels as demonstrated by past teaching evaluations and a presentation given to faculty members and students if invited for an interview;
    • Secondary research interests in entrepreneurship, ideally in community or social entrepreneurship, is an asset;
    • Work experience in family businesses and/or start-ups is an asset.

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Applications must contain: 1) a letter of intent, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a brief research statement, 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 5) recent teaching evaluation reports and 6) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover by the due date. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professors Mark Freel (freel@telfer.uottawa.ca) or Peter Jaskiewicz (peter.jas@uottawa.ca).

Please send your application by e-mail to recruit@telfer.uottawa.ca or by mail to:

Mark Freel, Vice-Dean, Faculty
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa (Ontario), K1N 6N5

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized/visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

We thank all applicants who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that any job offer is subject to availability of funds.

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