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Extended Term Appointment in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Last updated: June 21, 2022, 2:20 p.m.

Job title: Extended Term Appointment in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Position code: 22_ETA_CES_M
Date posted:
June 16, 2022
Application deadline:
July 7, 2022
Advertised until:
Position is filled

Position description

Extended Term Appointments at Concordia are full-time faculty, responsible for teaching six or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the department. The initial appointment is for three years and may be renewed.

The Centre for Engineering in Society (CES) in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Engineering invites applications for an Extended Term Appointment (ETA) faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will develop and teach graduate courses in the innovation and entrepreneurship domain with a special emphasis on technology innovation.

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have a PhD in Science, Engineering, Innovation Management/Studies fields with a strong and demonstrated ability of working in Montreal’s innovation ecosystem. Also required is expertise in technology research commercialization and R&D strategy, in mentoring technology start-ups, and in nurturing wide-ranging partnerships with industrial and public sector research organizations. Candidates will be required to show familiarity with critical innovation approaches which focus on social justice and inclusion, as well as evidence of teaching in innovation fields with prior experience in mentoring technology innovation teams. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Govind Gopakumar, Chair ( and must include: a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (22_ETA_CES_M); a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of experience working with Montreal’s technology innovation ecosystem; a statement of the applicant's philosophy for teaching and mentoring; evidence of teaching effectiveness in the area of innovation in terms of course syllabi, evaluations or student feedback. Short-listed candidates will be expected to provide three letters of reference with at least one letter from an innovation stakeholder should speak to involvement in the technology innovation ecosystem. Electronic applications should be submitted by July 7, 2022 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

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. 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 background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them 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
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

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

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.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures 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.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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