Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Strategic Management Area (3)

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Business & Economics 

Department: Business - Strategic Management 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 8465 

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track Position) – Strategic Management Area


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The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Lazaridis School) at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for 3 tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Strategic Management Area, commencing July 1, 2025. This position is subject to budgetary approval.


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over 150 full-time faculty and more than 6000 undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to achieve excellence in management education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA, MFin, MMA and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please visit


Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading high technology firms, insurance companies and educational/research institutions (e.g. University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is also home to the Lazaridis Institute, which helps Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth through world-class programs; leading-edge research in innovation, management and disruption in the tech ecosystem; and the connection of international research, best practices in global scaling, and curriculum.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Strategic Management or related field, or completion of Ph.D. within one year and have a strong record or promise in both research and teaching.


Successful candidates for the position must have demonstrated ability to:

       –    conduct research in the field of Strategic Management or International Management;

       –    publish in top-tier peer-reviewed academic business journals

         –     maintain a highly productive and coherent research agenda;

       –    effectively teach multi-section core strategic management courses including international strategy to undergraduate business students using a common course outline;

       –    communicate the relevance of their research to a business audience;

       –    work collaboratively and enhance a culture of inquiry, collegiality and creativity.



Applications must include:

  • A letter of application / a cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A teaching statement / Teaching Dossier / a statement regarding teaching experience and interests
  • A research statement / a statement of current and prospective research interests / copies of publications
  • The names and emails of at least three academic referees


Applicants may also include teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching ability.  Only complete applications will be considered.  All applications must include the Position Number 2024-XX, and should be addressed to:


Dr. Ling Chu

Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development & Research

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5



Electronic applications should quote Position Number SM TT 24-01. Do not use the "Apply Now" feature- applications should be submitted directly to the above email address


Deadline for applications is September 15, 2024


Representatives from the Strategic Management Area will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, 2024 in Chicago, IL.  If you would like to arrange to meet with them to obtain further information on the position, please send an email to Dr. Abhi Acharya ( or Dr. Sebastian Fourné (



Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity-deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:


Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada


Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates should self-identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Senior Administrative Officer ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at


Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Brit Dias (


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.


Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at

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