Assistant Professor in Strategic Management

Company:McMaster University

Location:Canada / Hamilton


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Strategic Management Area – Teaching-Track Assistant Professor Position

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites applications for a teaching-track position in the Strategic Management Area to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence on July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate must have (or be very near completion of) a Ph.D. in Business Administration or related discipline from a reputable institution by the time of the appointment. They will possess excellent teaching, classroom, and service skills. The successful candidate must have outstanding teaching and/or work-related expertise in the area of strategic management broadly defined. This includes a strong demonstrated ability to integrate both theory and practice, evidence of effective communication and presentation skills, a willingness and ability to undertake student supervision, and a demonstrated mastery of their subject area. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and/or awards, strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier, and for short-listed candidates, an outstanding performance during the on-campus seminar presentation.

The Strategic Management Area is committed to excellence in teaching and boasts several award-winning instructors. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to DeGroote’s academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations. They will be expected to teach courses in the area of Strategic Management, International Business, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, or Business Government and the Global Environment in the undergraduate and/or MBA level and must have teaching experience with the case method. They may be asked to teach or develop other courses within the field of Strategic Management in our undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA and/or EMBA. The teaching requirement is normally eight sections per academic year including multiple sections of the same course as appropriate. They will also be expected to support the School’s initiatives within the business and other external communities and provide service to Area, Faculty and University-wide committees.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job #58549), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Nick Bontis, Chair, Strategic Management Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4

Please submit the following materials and collate them together into one single PDF document with the following file name: “LastName FirstName.pdf”:

  • Submit a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below))
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., previous teaching ratings, student feedback)
  • A selection of published articles related to teaching or published case studies and/or textbooks
  • A statement of any research interests in pedagogy and/or the field of strategic management (optional)
  • A brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
  • Provide the names of at least three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens 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. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, 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

Contact Person:Nick Bontis

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