Assistant/Associate Professor - OB/HRM

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Tenure-Track Position – Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management (OB/HRM)


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Lazaridis School) at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the OB/HRM area, commencing July 1, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Qualifications for this appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor include (a) a PhD (or completion of a PhD within one year of employment start date) with an emphasis in Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, or related discipline, (b) exceptional research potential including: the demonstrated ability to publish in top-tier journals and the potential to maintain a highly productive research agenda, and (c) the ability to teach effectively in undergraduate and research-based graduate (MSc and PhD) courses.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">To be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must have (a) a PhD with an emphasis in Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, or related discipline, (b) a track record of publishing in top-tier journals and an established research program for ongoing research productivity, (c) evidence for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (d) a track record of successfully developing graduate students. Ability and interest in teaching in the MBA program will be considered an asset regardless of rank.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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 <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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).

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Applicants must send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and must arrange for at least three academic referees to submit reference letters to <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> by the application deadline. NOTE: PLEASE APPLY TO THE EMAIL LISTED. Applicants could also include teacher evaluations or other such evidence of teaching ability.  Only complete applications will be considered.  All applications must include the Position Number 2020-08, and should be addressed to:


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Dr. Robert Mathieu

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development & Research

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Wilfrid Laurier University

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Email: <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Electronic applications quoting Position Number 2020-08 are encouraged<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Deadline for Applications is December 23rd, 2020.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applicants from qualified members of the equity-seeking 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 <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">. 


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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:


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Senior Administrative Officer ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at Wilfrid Laurier University Employment Equity.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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 Jordan MacNeil (


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Representatives from the OB/HRM Area<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> will be reviewing applications. Depending on the extent of travel and social-distancing restrictions, interviews may be conducted by video conferencing or in person.


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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.



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