Tenure-track Position in Digital Transformation of Work

University of Ottawa


The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is seeking applications for one faculty position in Digital Transformation of Work commencing on either July 1, 2020 or January 1st, 2021.


Located on the ancestral land of the Algonquin people, in the heart of Canada's national capital, the University of Ottawa, a top-ten research-intensive university in Canada, is committed to becoming a globally recognized institution in management. Triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, the Telfer School of Management is a leading international centre of management education and research, and the proud academic, research and professional home of some 4,200 students, 200 full- and part-time faculty members, and 25,000 alumni.  The Telfer School of Management offers a variety of programs including a Ph.D. and MSc in Management, MBA, Executive MBA, and Bachelor of Commerce. Research at the School is organised around four Areas of Strategic Interest: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Thriving Organisations, Health, and Governance and Sustainability.


Currently, the School is extending its commitment to fostering a better understanding of how technological change is rapidly transforming virtually all areas of human life and interaction. These changes are acutely apparent in the way work is organized and performed. Prominent examples include the “sharing” and “gig” economies (e.g. Airbnb and Uber), but the implications more broadly concern the boundaries between organizations and markets, and the work and career structures of individuals. This position will help embed an understanding of the transformation of work into our curricula, across programs, and to draw together expertise in marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy and finance to inform managerial practice and public policy. The position may be in any core area of management.


Title of positions and terms

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.



Primary roles will be to undertake high quality research that is capable of publishing in the leading management journals and to engage in the development and delivery of new programs and courses. As a member of the academic staff, the selected candidate will perform, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students.


Wage and benefits package

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and typically begins at $ 130,000 for Assistant Professors and $150,000 for Associate Professors. Professorships and Chairs can carry additional stipends, a reduced teaching load, and research funds that are commensurate with rank and experience.

The University of Ottawa provides a complete and generous compensation package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a University of Ottawa defined benefits pension plan, optional life insurance and a reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The School also offers a start-up period with a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for research.



University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5


  • Education: Ph.D. in a related discipline
  • Language: English or French. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to conduct research in English and teach in both languages.
  • Work experience:
    • A high-potential research program as demonstrated by articles published in Financial Times 50 journals as well as other quality peer-reviewed journals in the area of management;
    • Strong teaching competency at the undergraduate, MBA, MSc and/or Ph.D. levels as demonstrated by past teaching evaluations and a presentation given to faculty members and students if invited for an interview;
    • Experience in graduate student supervision is an asset;
    • Applicants appointed at the Associate level are expected to be able to demonstrate a track record of success in attracting competitive research funding.


Application deadline

Applications will be accepted until November 30th, 2019 or until the position is filled.


Applications must contain: 1) a letter of intent, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a brief research statement, 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 5) recent teaching evaluation reports and 6) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover by the due date.  For those applying at the rank of Associate, names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.


Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Telfer School of Management is fully committed to the principles of equity and diversity in its recruitment and hiring policies and in creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment. We would be especially interested in receiving applications from women, racialized persons or those from visible minority groups and/or ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, those of different physical abilities, and persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities. Furthermore, we welcome applications from candidates with skills and knowledge to work productively with and engage diverse communities.


The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to faculty members and to their spouses in their second official language (French or English).


For informal enquiries, please contact Professors Mark Freel (freel@telfer.uottawa.ca) or Tyler Chamberlin (chamberlin@telfer.uottawa.ca)


Please send your application by e-mail to recruit@telfer.uottawa.ca or by mail to:

Mark Freel, Vice-Dean, Faculty
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa (Ontario), K1N 6N5


According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized/visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

We thank all applicants who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that any job offer is subject to availability of funds.

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