Assistant/Associate Professor in Accounting
University of Guelph
The Department of Management at the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level specializing in accounting. The start date for the appointment is January 1, 2021 or on a mutually acceptable date.
The position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses that support the Lang School’s innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and a demonstrated record of scholarly inquiry through publications and community engagement to advance Lang’s commitment to the development of a more sustainable future.
Applicants should have – or be nearing completion of – a PhD in Accounting or a related field. The Department is looking for candidates whose research interests complement the faculty group’s current orientation in management control and governance, interdisciplinary perspectives, accounting education and history, and/or sustainability. While all research approaches are welcome, the Department is particularly interested in research questions which allow critical reflections on the relationship between Accounting and Society to strengthen our growing research capacity in this area. The ideal candidate should have a strong research program with the ability to publish in high-quality journals and attract external funding.
Candidates must have demonstrated strength in communication and interpersonal skills required for high-quality teaching in undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses, and where applicable, a record of teaching excellence. We prefer candidates with the competence to teach management accounting courses at all levels. We value active learning approaches and supportive classroom environments that foster student achievement. Holding a professional accounting designation and familiarity with the CPA Canada program of training, while not required, would represent an additional asset.
Candidates must have the capacity and desire to provide collegial service to the Department and the willingness and ability to support students interested in accounting research. As we continue to expand our graduate programs, we are looking for motivated candidates who will actively engage in this development and who will contribute to graduate and post-doctoral supervision.
The Department of Management has 22 faculty members and responsibility for two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce program – Accounting, and Management. The Department also offers a MA in Management, an undergraduate leadership certificate and contributes to Lang’s MBA, MA in Leadership, and PhD in Management. Faculty members are committed to Lang’s vision of being and developing leaders for a more sustainable world, and take a sustainable approach to organizational success through teaching and research.
The Department of Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang). 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 employers 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 over 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.
Assessment of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 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 of Guelph 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.
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