Assistant / Associate Professor

The Department of Management (DoM), in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph invites applications from outstanding candidates with a commitment to student engagement and transformative pedagogy, scholarship that is making a positive difference in the world, and community engagement, for a tenure‐track faculty position in Accounting at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date for the appointment is January 1, 2020 or a mutually acceptable date in 2020.

Candidates should have – or be nearing completion of – a PhD in Accounting (or equivalent degree).Holding a professional accounting designation and familiarity with the CPA Canada program of training, while not required, would represent an additional asset. The ideal candidate should have a strong academic background and demonstrate research potential by the ability to publish in high‐quality journals. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests complement the faculty group’s current orientation in control and governance, interdisciplinary perspectives, accounting education and history, and sustainability. While all research approaches are welcome, the Department is particularly interested in research questions which allow critical reflection on the relationship between Accounting and Society to strengthen our growing research capacity in this arena. Preference will be given to candidates with a program of research that is synergistic with current faculty.

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 value active learning approaches and supportive classroom environments that foster student achievement. Candidates must also have the capacity and desire to provide collegial service to the department and the willingness and ability to support students interested in accounting research.

The Department of Management is formed by a vibrant group of faculty in Accounting, Leadership and Organization Management, and offers a collegial and stimulating environment that promotes collaboration, intellectual curiosity and growth. The Department hosts an annual Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium and is planning to develop a Centre for Research in Accounting Education, which will aim to bridge the gap between accounting research and practice. We value and support community engaged research that has impact and is publishable in leading journals.

The Department of Management takes a balanced approach to research and teaching and considers sensitivity to different audiences essential. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to positively engage students and faculty, as well as a creative and supportive teaching style is highly valued. The Department has 20 faculty members and responsibility for two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce program ‐ Accounting, and Management. The Department also offers an undergraduate leadership certificate, a Graduate Diploma in accounting, a MA in Management, and contributes to the School’s MBA, MA (Leadership), and PhD (Management). Faculty members are committed to the School’s vision of “being and developing leaders for a sustainable world” and take a sustainable approach to organizational success through teaching and research in accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, business policy/strategy, human resource management, organizational behaviour, leadership, and corporate social responsibility. Further information about the Department is available at

Consideration of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and statement of research and teaching interests. If invited for a campus visit the name and contact information of three references will also be required. Applications should be submitted to:

Sandra Scott, Acting Department Chair
Department of Management
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Telephone: 519‐824‐4120 Ext. 54257
Fax: 519‐824‐3087

The Department of Management is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (Guelph’s Business School). Formed in 2006, the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. The Lang 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 second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 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.

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

The University 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.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph
The Department of Management
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