Career Opportunity – Chair, Co-operative Enterprises, University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg

Department of Business and Administration

The Department of Business and Administration in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a Chair in Co-operative Enterprises. This tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor is expected to commence on July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016.

Along with developing and maintaining an independent research program, the successful candidate will develop new courses in co-operative enterprises in consultation with the Department and the co-operative sector toward an undergraduate concentration in the area. The teaching load will encompass established courses in the emerging co-operative concentration, introductory business (BUS 1201; covers forms of business ownership, including co-operatives), and may include not-for-profit management until the concentration is established.

Liaison with professional associations will be required in educating students about business practices for co-operatives, raising awareness about co-operatives to the general public, and acting as a resource for evidence-based best practice to the business community. This program will further develop support and partnerships within the cooperative community in Manitoba and abroad.

The Department is among the largest in the University with a strong mandate for growth. It offers both a 3- and 4-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree using an interdisciplinary approach to business education built on social and ethical responsibility. The 4-year degree provides a General Stream along with Concentrations in Accounting, Marketing, International Business, Human Resource Management/Organizational Behaviour, and (anticipated) Co-operative Enterprises. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and provides support for faculty to fulfill their scholarly potential. The Department strongly encourages collaboration among members in teaching, research, and service to the Department and University. The University of Winnipeg, located in the heart of the city, has an enrollment of over 9,000 students from diverse cultures in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Winnipeg is a city of over 730,000 people from around the world with a rich array of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. It is home to internationally–acclaimed dance and professional theatres, a symphony orchestra, an NHL hockey team, a CFL football team, municipal golf courses, and abundant parks and trails for walking and biking. Its strong economy and reasonable housing costs make Winnipeg an affordable place to live and work.

The ideal candidate has a relevant PhD degree in hand (or very near completion) as well as relevant professional experience. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential for and/or demonstrated strength in research, teaching and service as well as person-culture fit within the Department. Experience teaching university undergraduate courses effectively in these areas is a definite asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit your application electronically to with BUS-2015 in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of degrees or designations (photocopies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. For further information, contact Dr. Karen Harlos, Inaugural Chair, Department of Business and Administration at (204) 789-1404 or Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, aboriginal persons, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.