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Associate/Full Professor and Lang Chair in Leadership

University of Guelph

The Department of Management in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is seeking a leading scholar for the position of Lang Chair in Leadership. The successful candidate must be qualified and experienced to join our faculty as a tenured member at either the associate or full professor rank.

The ideal candidate is a globally recognized scholar in Leadership, Management, or a related area. with an active research agenda, a record of high-quality publications, and demonstrated effective leadership and teaching at the graduate level. This position is expected to contribute to the University of Guelph’s Strategic Research Plan theme of Improving Business Effectiveness: Management and Leadership. Candidates must hold a PhD, have record of publication in top leadership and management journals, and be qualified to join our faculty at either the associate or full professor level.

The research chair is expected to contribute actively to the research priorities of the Lang Strategic Research Plan through: a proven record of attaining competitive external research funding (particularly tri-agency grant funding); pluralistic or multi-stakeholder scholarly impact (dissemination of research knowledge to various audiences including other academics, industry practitioners, professional associations, decision makers and students); training of highly qualified personnel; and strong research quality (e.g. research awards). The successful candidate will seek to further distinguish the Department as an important source of relevant research in Leadership and Management, and will conduct outreach activities to engage external contributors and disseminate knowledge to the business community.

The Lang Chairs are expected to play a leadership role in the Lang School’s scholarly community and should therefore be a team player, ideally with a proven record of building collaborative relationships with faculty, students, administration and with academic and professional communities. The ideal candidate will be actively engaged in their professional community, including development of industry partnerships.

The distribution of effort for this position is expected to be 20% teaching, 60% research, and 20% service. It is anticipated that the candidate will commence their appointment in September 2021.

The Department of Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics ( Formed in 2006, the Lang School is the youngest college at the University of Guelph, but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. Our School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae (3) name and contact information of three referees who will be contacted for a reference letter if the applicant is shortlisted. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Davar Rezania, PhD
Department of Management
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.