Assistant or Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University, Canada

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin after Monday, May 12, 2021

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009.  Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University, and provides exceptional teaching, personalized learning and a strong foundation of general education. We are striving to become one of Canada’s top destinations for undergraduate studies.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Role

Building on our rich history of teaching innovation and entrepreneurship and the established reputation  of the community-facing Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (@InnovateMRU), the candidate will become a key academic collaborator alongside other entrepreneurship faculty working hand-in-hand with the Institute to deliver transformational learning experiences for MRU students.

The successful candidate will design, develop and deliver leading edge curriculum with an expectation they can contribute to courses and content focusing on:

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial processes (e.g., ideation, solution generation)
  • Business model innovation
  • Product management and launch
  • The role of technology in innovation and venture growth
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems

The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda in innovation and/or entrepreneurship, be engaged in the academic community and have a desire to  work with our diverse and dynamic local entrepreneurial community. We strive to ensure our program is scholarly-informed, sensitive to the local context, and at the forefront of an experiential undergraduate entrepreneurship education.

We seek applicants with research interests in the above mentioned areas,  and extend this to those working with underserved populations.

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