Chair and Associate/Full Professor, School of Business
University of Northern British Columbia
Faculty of Business and Economics
Posting #FABU01-23 BW
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a Tenure-Track/Tenured position as Chair of the School of Business at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2023. This Chair position is for a 5-year renewable term.
As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.
Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Chair will be committed to the mission and values of UNBC and the Faculty of Business and Economics while providing creative and inspirational leadership to the School of Business. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to lead a dynamic team of established and junior faculty who are committed to the highest standards of excellence and innovation in education and research. The Chair will lead the School in designing and delivering high impact, community relevant research and knowledge translation programs intended to be responsive to the needs of northern British Columbia and beyond. This Chair position is for a 5-year renewable term and the appointment will be accompanied by a tenured academic position at the
rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Working within the vision, values, and mission of UNBC and the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Chair will provide mentorship in teaching and scholarly activity, collegial work with the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Chair of Economics, the MBA Director, and members of university administration, excellent communication with department members, and inclusive mentoring. The Chair will work with members of the School of Business to further articulate their vision for the ongoing development of the School and its associated programs, and will work closely with other Chairs and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration and support that deliver on the School’s promise to provide a place-based approach to business education in the North, for the North.
The faculty and students of the School of Business are looking for a chair that:
1. Is engaged in a respectful manner with department members, students, the larger University as a whole, and the stakeholder community in Prince George, northern BC, Grand Prairie, and the Lower Mainland.
2. Has the ability to work with the Dean, the Faculty Leadership Team, and faculty members to build a shared, compelling, and credible vision of the future for the School, the Faculty, and the community.
3. Has excellent people skills.
4. Is an advocate for resources for the School’s and Faculty’s programs.
5. Will be able to mentor faculty with regards to teaching, research, and service.
6. Is consultative and collaborative, transparent, approachable & open to diversity of ideas.
7. Has a record of leadership experience demonstrating patience and persistence.
8. Has a demonstrated capacity to build consensus following democratic process, and articulate a decision.
9. Has a demonstrated commitment to UNBC and FBE values and beliefs, including advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and a demonstrated track record of supporting and advancing these principles and objectives within the university.
Article 72 of the Collective Agreement describes the roles and responsibilities of a Program Chair.
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline and have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity
The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to “he/she/they also live” and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.
Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person
About the University and its Community
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC’s largest campus in Prince George is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.
UNBC’s three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.
UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
Applicants should forward the following documents to FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FABU01-23 BW):
o cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program;
o curriculum vitae;
o a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program;
o the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information); and
o the Statement of Eligibility to Work in Canada form, which can be found here: https://www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/statementofemploymenteligibilityjan0520221.pdf.
o the Self-Identification from, which can be found here:
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
Mail Submissions: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email Submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Ronald D. Camp II, Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications received on or before January 24, 2023, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.