Tenured Professor and Director - Faculty of Management

Okanagan, British Columbia (CA)
16 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The Faculty of Management invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor and as Director of the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus.  


We are seeking a senior academic who has achieved an international reputation for significant and high quality academic contributions. Candidates will provide evidence of undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence, preferably through student and peer assessment. Reporting to the Dean of Management, the successful candidate will provide inspiring and effective leadership in the management of the academic, curricular and faculty development components of the Faculty’s activities. The Director is also responsible for leadership of the Faculty’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Director will support the implementation of the Faculty’s operational plan and ensure its fulfillment in all sectors of activity related to research and teaching, and educational leadership.

Following UBC’s strategy and the aspirations of UBC's Okanagan campus, the Faculty of Management is committed to research excellence; to transformative student learning through outstanding teaching and research, and enriched educational experiences; and to community engagement that enhances economic, social and cultural well-being. We are equally committed to enhancing and drawing from the special characteristics of UBC and the Okanagan Campus, including its creative inter- and multi-disciplinary arena for research and study; and its diverse, cross-cultural space that integrates local, regional, national and global contexts. 

The Faculty of Management currently offers undergraduate, graduate and professional leadership programs, and participates fully in UBC’s interdisciplinary graduate study program. We focus on leading and managing fast-changing organizations in globally connected, non-metropolitan regions.

Our vision is to inform students, citizens, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in understanding businesses and organizations from multiple perspectives, including an enduring concern for ethical conduct and the public interest. We aim to increase the innovative and creative capability of students in imagining and realizing their future, as well as the futures of others, and to have a major impact in practice on innovation and socio-economic development in different parts of the world, including the Okanagan and British Columbia Interior.

The UBC Okanagan campus is situated in one of the most scenic and appealing regions in Canada and offers faculty and students an intimate learning environment and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary and region-centered research. 

Kelowna is a growing city with a consistent annual growth rate of more than eight per cent since 1986. As the hub of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is burgeoning with many industries including forestry, manufacturing and the high-tech sector such as aerospace, video gaming and information technology. 


Successful candidates will have a PhD in management or a relevant field and an international record of scholarly accomplishments, diverse substantive contributions to knowledge and methods of dissemination and a significant record of administrative success in a comparable environment. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated:

  • Effectiveness as a manager and leader
  • Drive and dynamism in implementing a strategic vision
  • The ability to develop and implement successful and innovative partnerships
  • The ability to attract and motivate outstanding talent
  • Active participation in relevant, established national and international networks
  • The ability to lead academic initiatives to grow and develop a distinctive Faculty
  • Experience with inter- and cross-disciplinary academic programs and research
  • A proven aptitude for collegiality, collaboration, diplomacy and negotiation in varying contexts both within and outside a university environment
  • A willingness to set an example for the Faculty by thoughtfully commenting on major issues to the broader community
  • Communication skills to achieve success in this role
  • The ability to motivate, empower and foster the professional development of a diverse group of people
  • A strong commitment to the educational enterprise and to the University of British Columbia’s mission

Successful candidates will satisfy the UBC Collective Agreement criteria for appointment at the rank of Professor (see Article 4. Criteria for Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion under http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/ for further details). 
The Faculty of Management has embarked on a period of substantive change and development. We seek a colleague committed to participate in that change and to provide a substantive role in the leadership of the Faculty.

For more information about the UBC Faculty of Management, please consult the Faculty web page: https://management.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html  

Applications must include:

(1) A letter of application;
(2) A current and complete curriculum vitae; 
(3) A statement of teaching philosophy;
(4) Teaching evaluations as evidence of teaching ability and pedagogical accomplishments; 
(5) A research plan and statement outlining future scholarly activity;
(6) A statement of administration philosophy; 
(7) Three letters of reference.

How to Apply: 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact our search partner, The Geldart Group: Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or khaleeda@thegeldartgroup.com.

Consideration of candidates will commence in early January 2018. Salary will be commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. 
Deadline for applications is January 5, 2018.  

In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates are invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process at: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/equity-fom/?jobid=FOM2017AT3  

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including  sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit,  or Indigenous person.  

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