Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Human Resource Management

Kamloops, British Columbia (CA)
24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


About the Position
The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation (HEI), Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics (TRU Gaglardi) invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) in Human Resource Management, with a preferred starting date of July 1st, 2023. In this research position, candidates will maintain an active research agenda while teaching five sections per academic year. We focus on developing a good relationship with our students and to this end our sections are generally less than 40 students. In the first year, the teaching load is reduced by one course. The candidate will teach Human Resource Management courses from within the six undergraduate and one graduate HRM courses offered on-campus in Kamloops, BC. The candidate will also make a strong ongoing service contribution to the department, school, university and/or the broader community. As HEI looks to develop additional HRM courses, the candidate will assist in this work.

What TRU Offers
TRU offers competitive salary, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan, personal development funds and sabbaticals outlined by the TRUFA collective agreement. Relocation assistance is also available. TRU Gaglardi and TRU provide researchers the opportunity to apply to a variety of research funding sources available. TRU's classes and offices are located on a spectacular campus with panoramic views of the Thompson Rivers and surrounding mountains. Nestled between hiking trails of Kenna Cartwright Park and within walking distance of downtown, TRU offers a country in the city feeling that is unlike any other university.

About the Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation
The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation is growing, building on the core foundations of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and to focus on human centered activities - where creativity, collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, are key integrated themes in the design and management of dynamic organizations.

The Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation is one of five departments in TRU Gaglardi. It is a highly supportive and collegial team, with nine active full-time faculty members who are innovative teachers and successful researchers publishing in high-ranked journals. The Department manages Major, Minor and post baccalaureate programs in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Minor in Leadership, and is a major contributor to the MBA program. As a group we are also heavily involved with our local indigenous communities through the delivery of academic programs, courses (Graduate and Undergraduate), and practitioner focused workshops.

About the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics (TRU Gaglardi)
With over 4000 on-campus students the School of Business and Economics is the largest business school in the interior of British Columbia, offering undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate programs in business and economics including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM), Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM). SoBE is also Thompson Rivers University's largest faculty. What makes SoBE special is that even with its size it maintains a collaborative environment, with support provided to assist professors with both research and teaching.

About Thompson Rivers University
With over 25,000 on-campus and online students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in eight diverse faculties, TRU celebrates academic excellence and excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities. TRU delivers graduate and undergraduate programs in Business, Law, Nursing, Education, Computer Science and Arts and Science. Our students and faculty reflect the local, national, and global community. TRU provides a rich and engaging student-centred environment where students and faculty know each other by name. TRU strives to create inclusive and rewarding student experiences, both on and off campus.

TRU Gaglardi, Thompson Rivers University, is located on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T'exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. Our region also extends into the territories of the St'át'imc, Nlaka'pamux, Nuxalk, Tsilhqot'in, Dakelh, and Syilx peoples.


A Ph.D. in Human Resource Management or a related area is required. Specifically, we are interested in researchers who are focused on Labour Relations, HR Data Analytics, and/or other developing areas of HRM. The position entails developing and sustaining high-quality teaching while conducting and publishing rigorous academic research. Applicants must include a record of research and publication which demonstrates their potential to publish in peer-reviewed Human Resource Management and related business journals.

TRU is committed to building and fostering an inclusive environment. TRU continuously strives to increase the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from all; including those who identify as Indigenous, from visible minorities, those having disabilities and from persons of any sexual and gender identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The University will assist any candidate who requires special accommodation during the recruitment process. If required, please notify us of your request with your application.

Application Process
Candidates are encouraged to apply early. Assessment of applications will begin January 1st, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interest and teaching philosophy
  • All scholarly research including publications, conference papers, and/or working papers
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Three letters of reference

Please direct all questions to Dr. Angus Duff, Chair of the selection committee at

Pay Band 
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule 

Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed 

Organizational Unit 
Thompson Rivers University -> Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics -> Human Enterprise and Innovation 

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment: 
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.