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Doctorate or PhD
Job type:
Full time
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12 May, 2018

Full Time Tenure Track Professor - School of Sports Administration - Laurentian University

About this job
The School of Sports Administration (SPAD) at Laurentian University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin July 2018. We are currently seeking candidates with proven expertise, through teaching and research, in quantitative marketing, but quality applicants with valuable experience in other areas of sport business will also be considered (i.e. analytics, marketing, finance, sales, facility and event operations, law, entrepreneurship, etc.). All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

About the School of Sports Administration

The School of Sports Administration is the only sport management program in Canada offering an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and has been doing so since 1972. Having already received EPAS accreditation for the HBCom degree, the School and the rest of the Faculty of Management are also working towards AACSB accreditation.

Offering small class sizes and many experiential learning opportunities, the School has developed strong relationships with industry partners and receives a great deal of support from alumni. The School of Sports Administration is looking for active researchers interested in engaging with industry partners and playing an active role in producing socially responsible sport business leaders.

Essential Qualifications

All candidates must have a completed doctorate in a business, sport management, or related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate research ability (scholarly publication record) and teaching competency in at least one of the following areas: analytics, marketing, finance, sales, facility and event operations, law, entrepreneurship, or another sport business related discipline.

Application Requirements

Applications should include the following items:

  • Complete and updated curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of intent, clearly indicating which position and area(s) of expertise;
  • Summary of previous teaching and/or industry experience;
  • Summary of research interests (including future research at Laurentian);
  • Teaching dossier or portfolio
  • Names and full contact information for three referees (referees would only be contacted after successful candidates have agreed to an interview).
Applications should be sent as PDF files to Review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding the School of Sports Administration or further information about the position(s) should be directed to: Anthony Church, Director, Laurentian University School of Sports Administration,

About Laurentian University

Laurentian University serves over 9,600 students on its main campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Laurentian has been in a phase of steady growth, realizing more than $150M in capital investments over the past five years. These include the McEwen School of Architecture, the award-winning Vale Living with Lakes Centre, a new student residence, the modernization of classrooms and labs, and the completion of an Executive Learning Centre, an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre and a University Club. The University is also building a $30 million Research, Innovation and Engineering Building to be completed in 2018. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails. Your commute can be life- changing: you might cycle, ski, snowshoe or kayak to work, and you can take a lunch break at Laurentian’s private beach. The University is situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and two post-secondary partners, Collège Boréal and Cambrian College.

University Policy

Laurentian University is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. Laurentian University especially welcomes applications from members of visible minorities, women, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The University has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. Information can be found at LU faculty members are part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are advised to consult the Collective Agreement at