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Instructor Limited-Term Appointment (3 yr) in Quantitative Studies and Learning Support

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Position Title Instructor Limited-Term Appointment (3 yr) in Quantitative Studies and Learning Support
Posting Number F597P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Management Science & Info Systems
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity

The Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University invites applications for a three-year limited-term appointment as instructor in the area of Quantitative Studies and Learning Support. The position is intended to be a designated hire for a new faculty member who qualifies as one of Dalhousie’s University’s present minorities or equity-seeking persons and will contribute to the diversity of the University community as part the University’s Pathways Program, including Indigenous persons ( especially Mi’kmaq) persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA + communities. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

The appointment is expected to be in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems and to commence on July 1, 2024 (negotiable). Applicants must hold a master’s degree in Management or Decision Science, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Information Systems or a closely related discipline. Related doctoral work or a PhD degree are considered to be a strong asset.

The successful candidate is expected to support the educational mission and vision of the Faculty, which is to “prepare people to work with, inspire and lead others to tackle complex challenges and achieve responsible results” and to build “a world where talented people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors work together to create social and economic value and new possibilities.” With these same goals in mind, the main role of this position is to lead the creation and oversight of a new Management Education Resource and Learning Centre. The purpose of this new Centre is to offer all management students support in their studies, to enhance their learning experience and success, and to serve as a learning and training hub for faculty-paid tutors and teaching assistants. The successful candidate will serve as the initial Centre Director and in this role manage administrative and student staff to ensure the Centre’s effective and efficient day-to-day operations, provide pedagogical oversight and leadership to student employees, and implement general student programming. The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Dean Academic and Program Directors and have demonstrated experience and strong skills in leadership, communications, team building and flexibility to work with multiple stakeholders.

The typical course load of limited-term appointments in the Faculty of Management is six (6) courses per year. However, in the first year of their appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to teach only two (2) introductory courses in a related discipline (e.g., Statistics for Managers, Quantitative Decision Making), in addition to serving the role as the Director of the new Centre. This teaching assignment shall help facilitate and strengthen familiarity with relevant programs and enrolled students. In years 2 and 3, the teaching assignment may be adjusted based on the candidate’s performance goals and growth of the Centre.

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

·Master’s degree in Management or Decision Science, Finance, Economics, Mathematics,
Statistics, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Information Systems or a closely related
discipline, and a minimum of two years related work experience in an academic
environment. Related doctoral work or a PhD degree are considered to be a strong asset.

·Teaching experience and an established record of teaching effectiveness, preferably at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels including teaching in person and online.

·Excellent interpersonal, organizational and project management skills, with proven ability to
work well both in a team environment and with a high degree of autonomy.

·Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Desirable Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

·Doctoral work or a PhD degree (completed or in progress) Management or Decision Science,
Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Information
Systems or a closely related discipline.

·Proven ability to work with students, supervise and train employees, and organize, prioritize
and schedule work assignments.

The Department of Management Science and Information Systems is part of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities with a unique commitment to values-based management and interdisciplinary research and learning. It serves over 1600 students and prides itself on developing the next generation of innovative leaders. It specializes in experiential learning including residencies, consulting projects, co-op work terms, internships and new venture creation. Collaboration with our employer partners from across Canada brings opportunity to our students and relevancy to each of our programs: Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, Bachelor of Management, Corporate Residency MBA, Blended/Online MBA in Financial Services or Leadership, and Executive Education, and MSc. in Business. Further information about the Department and Faculty may be found at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html.

The Faculty of Management has a long history of providing a world-class education and supporting innovative research leaders. A leader in experiential and work-integrated learning, we’re focused on being responsive to the world around us. Our research is relevant not just in our core areas, but also stretches across the University to fields like health, psychology, humanities, engineering, law, computer science, oceans, and agriculture. We are an inclusive community driven by curiosity, integrity, and discovery. We welcome and celebrate diverse perspectives.

With more than 2500 students (over one-quarter graduate students) and 80 faculty members, we offer undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Management) and graduate programs (direct-entry and mid-career versions of the Master of Information, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration; and the Master of Science in Business). All of our degree programs are externally accredited. We actively participate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and the multi-Faculty Master of Digital Innovation.

Dalhousie University is among Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada a city known for its great quality of life. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers; long, colorful autumns; and cool, snowy winters.

Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

The review of applications will begin on April 5, 2024, and applications received by that date will be given priority. However, review of applications may resume as long as the position remains open. Questions about this position may be addressed to alexander.engau@dal.ca. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, teaching dossier including sample syllabi of courses developed and evidence of curriculum or pedagogical development, and sample teaching evaluations and a list of three references. Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above.

The position is covered by the collective agreement between the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA), which can be viewed online at: https://www.dfa.ns.ca/collective-agreement/current-agreement

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Dossier
  4. List of referees
Optional Documents