Assistant Professor - Strategy

Sep 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Strategy - 1701454

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Strategic Management. The position start date is July 1, 2018.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Management, Economics or Sociology, with a focus on Strategic Management by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (e.g. awards, recognition, new course and curriculum development), strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated through top-quality working papers, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Demonstrated ability to teach in core strategic management courses such as competitive strategy, corporate strategy or strategic change is an essential criterion.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Select applicants will be invited to present their research at the Rotman School to faculty and students.

The Rotman School of Management has a strong research oriented faculty that is supportive of serious scholarship and committed to the professional development of its faculty. Within the University of Toronto the Area has close ties with the departments of Economics and Sociology. All Rotman Strategy Ph.D. students complete graduate level courses in at least one of these departments. The Strategic Management Area provides a stimulating and supportive research environment and a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

U of T is Canada's largest university and has an international research reputation. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate Commerce program, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Master of Finance, a Master of Financial Risk Management, and a Ph.D. program.

Rotman is situated in the heart of Canada's corporate and financial centre, and the world's most diverse city. Rotman's core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit:

Please note this is a distinct job opening from University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Department of Management Candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions.

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. No paper applications or supporting documents will be accepted. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, sample publications (if any), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and evidence of teaching experience (including a statement of teaching philosophy and evaluations).

Please note: Submission guidelines can be found at: By closing date of November 30, 2017, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly by the writers to:

Joshua Gans
Professor and Recruitment Committee Chair
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

All applications must be received online by November 30, 2017.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aborignal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see: http://uoftme/UP.

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Department: Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 8, 2017
Job Closing: November 30, 2017, 11.59pm EST