Concordia University

Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management

Starting August 1, 2020

Date posted: August 21, 2019
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Position code: 19_T_SCBTM_M

The Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management  at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business is seeking, subject to budgetary approval, qualified applicants for two tenure- track positions at the Assistant Professor level starting August 1, 2020. Qualifications are a PhD (either completed or ABD, expecting to complete within a year), a strong orientation to academic research and evidence of excellent teaching ability.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research.

Commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective areas, especially that the department is in the process of creating a new inter-disciplinary major in Business Intelligence and is reviewing graduate curriculum.

Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate, MBA, MSc, and/or PhD levels. Applicants will be expected to serve on committees, teach up to four courses in an academic year, and be active in research.


About John Molson School of Business

Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is one of the leading business schools in the country and one of the largest in the world. AACSB-accredited since 1997, JMSB offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

It is home to five departments—accountancy, finance, management, marketing and supply chain & business technology management—as well as a host of research and training centres. JMSB’s internationally-renowned faculty members are constantly pushing the boundaries of business research and many of them have been recognized for their exceptional teaching and scholarship. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities are housed in the LEED silver-certified John Molson Building, the dynamic green centre of Concordia University’s downtown campus.


About Concordia

Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate.

Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education.

We are designing a next-generation university that draws on the skills of our faculty and on the strengths of our external academic, private and public sector partnerships to prepare our students and society for what comes next.

Today’s challenges require new, collaborative, interdisciplinary thinking and action. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications. We aspire to ask big questions on health, well-being and social responsibility and to find creative solutions that transcend academic boundaries.

Ambitious, innovative, research- and community-engaged, our university is celebrated for its commitments to transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia supports teaching, learning and research by its commitment to sustaining excellence, inclusion and opportunity for the entire academic community.

In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.


About Montreal

Montreal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city — safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner.

With a diverse population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres, and has been named the best student city in the world.

The city is home to over 170,000 university students, a thriving multicultural scene and the most affordable tuition in Canada.

Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, it is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.

Montreal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals that run throughout the year. As North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, it was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.

The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming, film and world affairs.



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

The candidate is expected to teach in such subjects as database management, information systems design and implementation, information technology strategy, enterprise resources planning, and business application development. Knowledge of artificial intelligence and business analytics is an asset.

The selected candidate will be doing research in the areas of business information technology/systems management, digital innovation, development, artificial intelligence, smart cities, internet of things, and/or analytics.

Proficiency with the use of software such as SAP, MSProject, SAS, Python, dot-net, google analytics, tools for systems analysis and design and data visualization is desirable and considered as an asset.


How to Apply

Applications should consist of:

  1. a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position [19_T_SCBTM_M] to which they are applying,
  2. a detailed lifetime curriculum vitae,
  3. a two-page statement of teaching and research philosophy,
  4. all teaching evaluations for the last five years,
  5. recent published papers
  6. three letters of reference submitted by the referees directly to the Chair of the department provided below
  7. a five-page description of the planned research program highlighting innovation and
  8. a one-page summary of the most significant research contributions to date.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and / or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Kindly forward your electronic application to: Send your email to the attention of “Raafat Saade, Chair, Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management”. ​

Note: All files must be zipped and submitted by email; incomplete applications may not be considered. In your email, please specify in the “subject” text box the position you are applying to: Business Technology Management.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

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