Professional Teaching Position - Accounting

Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Job Type: Professional Teaching Position

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Requisition ID: 885 


Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact.  With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.


Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.


Professional Teaching Position - Accounting

The Accounting area of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Professional Teaching Position (Tenure-Track) at the Assistant Professor level or a rank suitable to qualifications, commencing July 1, 2021. The primary expectations of members in such positions will be demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, educational innovation, scholarship, and service to the University and the academic community. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Qualifications for the positions include:


  • A minimum of a master’s degree (research stream), PhD is an asset
  • A Canadian CPA designation, and
  • A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the university level and professional experience in the accounting field
  • Experience in data analytics is an asset
  • Experience in the CPA accreditation processes, and previous experience in course coordination will be highly desirable

The successful candidate will be required to serve as alternate course coordinator for one of the major courses and/or course coordinator for other course(s) as needed (e.g. sabbatical coverage).

This position requires a teaching load of 6 courses.

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

Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading 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).

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a research agenda and should provide at least three names of academic referees to All applications must include the Position Number 2020-06, and should be addressed to:

Dr. Robert Mathieu

Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development & Research

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5


Electronic applications quoting Position Number 2020-06 are encouraged.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2020.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized or having disabilities, and qualified candidates of any sexual and gender identity. 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 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.

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 (

Representatives from the Accounting Area will be reviewing applications. Depending on the extent of travel and social-distancing restrictions, interviews may be conducted by video conferencing or in person.

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 seeking 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

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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