Professional Teaching Position - Policy (Strategy) and Law Area

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business (Policy) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 2976 

Professional Teaching Position – Policy (Strategy) and Law Area


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Lazaridis School) at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Professional Teaching Position (Tenure-Track) at the Assistant Professor level in the Policy (Strategy) and Law Area, commencing July 1, 2022. This position is subject to budgetary approval.


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 requires a teaching load of 6 courses per academic year.


Faculty holding a Professional Teaching Position at Laurier will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching BU231 (Business Law) and other business law courses as required, as well as coordinating all business law courses offered in the BBA and MBA programs.


Applicants for this position must have the following qualifications:


  • LLB/JD degree from a Canadian Law School;
  • LLM degree;
  • Be an active member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, or equivalent law society of another Canadian province or territory;
  • Relevant current Canadian experience in the practice of business law, either in private practice or in-house;
  • Knowledgeable regarding current BU231 (Business Law) course content:
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate (MBA) levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with student management issues such as timely grade assessments and academic misconduct;
  • Proven ability to deal with in-class and out of class technology including remote teaching technology such as zoom;
  • Verifiable capacity to work as part of a faculty teaching team to ensure consistency across classes in a multi-section course including but not limited to teaching coordinated course content, meeting deadlines for drafting assignments and examinations, meeting deadlines for marking assignments and examinations, and meeting deadlines for return of assignments and examinations;
  • Established ability to teach University-level business law courses in a large class format in a business school environment;
  • Demonstrated potential to produce teaching and practitioner-oriented materials, which are of sufficient quality to be accepted by peer-reviewed academic forums;
  • Demonstrated capacity to take on substantial service responsibilities may be required;


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.


Applications must include:

  • A cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A Teaching Dossier;
  • Teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching ability;
  • The names and emails of at least three academic referees.


Only complete applications will be considered.  All applications must include the Position Number 2022-07, and should be addressed to:


Dr. Sapna Isotupa

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 2022-07.


Deadline for applications is April 1, 2022


PLEASE DO NOT USE THE “APPLY NOW” FEATURE. Applications should be submitted to the email address indicated.


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-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 may 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 Justine MacNeil (


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

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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