Associate / Full Professor - Strategic Management

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Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - Strategic Management - 1801167

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the Strategic Management area with a specialty in life sciences commercialisation. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will commence on or after July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will also be appointed as the Named Chair/Professor in Life Sciences Commercialisation (name yet to be confirmed). The Named Chair will be if appointed at the rank of Full Professor with the Named Professorship at the Associate Professor rank.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in management, economics or sociology, demonstrated excellence in research in the field of life sciences commercialization or a closely related field such as innovation, entrepreneurship or health management, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. They will be expected to have conducted innovative research that has been published at the highest international level and have an outstanding ongoing research program. The position comes with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities, including courses in entrepreneurship and health innovation. The appointment also includes external engagement, including engagement with policy makers.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research of the highest international caliber, demonstrated by significant and sustained contributions to top international field relevant literature, presentations at significant conferences, and strong recommendations from referees of high international standing. Further support can be provided by other academic accolades or awards, including external funding.

Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements from referees, and strong communication and expository skills as evidenced by the working papers submitted as part of the application.

Strongly desired is experience relevant to and willingness to engage with the Rotman School's venture accelerator (the Creative Destruction Lab) and to facilitate cross-departmental linkages with medical and related faculties.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

A completed application will include a curriculum vitae, one or more working papers, a teaching statement, teaching dossier and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2018. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted.

By closing date, May 10, 2018, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to:

Joshua Gans
Professor and Chair, Recruiting Committee, Strategic Management
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Email: mailto:[email protected]

Please note: Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, personas 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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however 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: Apr 3, 2018
Job Closing: May 10, 2018





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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 5/11/2018
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