Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

Mount Royal University - Calgary, AB (13 months ago)

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Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
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Job Type
Permanent (for any group)
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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)



About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 36 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 50 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 14,000 credit students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

About the Faculty of International Business and Supply Chain Management

The Department of International Business and Supply Chain Management in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position, which will commence July 01, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business, within the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, is a primary destination for undergraduate students seeking a high quality business education. The school employs 100+ faculty, 50 of whom are full-time. The faculty is comprised of a highly motivated group of scholars who are passionate about teaching while engaged in innovative scholarship. In order to support its objectives, the Bissett School of Business benefits from the associated Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Community Prosperity – making the school unique among Canadian undergraduate business schools.

The Department of International Business and Supply Chain Management offers BBA majors in Supply Chain Management and International Business. The supply chain major contains 10 core courses, is highly integrated with our CN Supply Chain Data Analytics Lab and offers a co-op education opportunity. The program is deeply rooted in applied learning, accredited with the Canadian Supply Chain Research Foundation and heavily involved with highly regarded networks within both industry and academic communities.

About the Role

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.


Applicants should have or be very near completion of a PhD/doctorate in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Analytics or Management Science, and a demonstrated capacity to consider the strategic aspects of supply chain management. A Master’s degree is required. Applicants in all areas of supply chain management are welcome to apply, ideally with a minimum of 5 years’ of industry experience or a combination of industry and teaching experience. Special consideration may be given to a candidate whose teaching/research interests intersect with business analytics as applied to any core area within supply chain management (procurement / inventory management / warehousing / retail / logistics / distribution / quality / project management). Applicants interested in the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program.

The ideal candidate should have professional industry experience in supply chain management-particularly desirable would be in the areas of warehousing, inventory, sustainability and/or analytics. The candidate will demonstrate a promising scholarship agenda that embodies contemporary approaches to practice reflective of our programs, and will provide evidence of innovative curricular design collaborations.

For further information, contact Adam Cave, Chair, Department of International Business and Supply Chain Management at (403) 440-6983 or

Closing Date: Open until filled, review of applications will begin January 6, 2020

To Apply: Please Visit Our Career Opportunities Page

A complete dossier should be submitted including curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.