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Chair - University of Guelph, The John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship

05 Feb 2019 2:01 PM | Timothy Daniel Daus (Administrator)

Position: Chair

Organization: University of Guelph

Unit: The John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship

The Department of Management, in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is seeking an outstanding faculty member who will become the named John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship.  This position will be housed in the Department of Management and will contribute to the culture and programming of the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise.  

The position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and developing courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.  The successful applicant will carry out research that extends his or her existing strong publishing record in entrepreneurship.  Responsibilities will also include assisting with the launch of academic programs in Entrepreneurship, supporting co-curricular seminars and workshops to inspire faculty and students in various aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation commercialization, mentoring students in curricular and co-curricular initiatives, and contributing to the academic responsibilities of the Wood Centre, the department, the college, and the university.  The distribution of effort for this position is expected to be 40% teaching, 40% scholarship, and 20% service.

Applicants should have earned a doctorate in Entrepreneurship or a related field and demonstrated academic excellence.  Candidates will have a sustained record of publishing in Entrepreneurship within high quality journals.  Preference will be given to applicants who have a track record of effective teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research connects management theory with management practice and produces impact on both practice and the development of theory.  We are respectful of different approaches and perspectives in meeting these objectives.  We are looking for a scholar whose academic work in entrepreneurship and innovation has made an impact. The candidate should be a team player with a proven record of building relationships with faculty, students, administration and with our academic and professional communities.

The Department of Management has 20 faculty members and responsibility for two majors in the Bachelor of Commerce program - Accounting, and Leadership and Organization Management.  The Department also offers an undergraduate leadership certificate and contributes to CBE’s MBA, MA in Leadership, and PhD in Management.   Faculty members are committed to CBE’s vision of “being and developing leaders for a sustainable world” and take a sustainable approach to organizational success through teaching and research in accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, business policy/strategy, human resource management, organizational behaviour, leadership, and corporate social responsibility. 

The Department of Management is an integral part of the College of Business and Economics (Guelph’s Business School). Formed in 2006, the College of Business and Economics is the youngest college at the University of Guelph but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 3,800 students currently enrolled. Our College provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Further information about the Department is available at

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Consideration of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.  Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and a statement of research and/or teaching interests. Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.  Applications should be submitted to:

Sandra Scott, Acting Chair

Department of Management

University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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