Mount Royal University



    February 16, 2024
    March 12, 2024

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Marketing
Requisition #: 998301.2
Job Type: Permanent (for any group)
Union or Employee Group: MRFA
Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

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. Today, Mount Royal offers 14 bachelor degrees and 38 majors, along with a wide range of diploma and certificate options. It boasts a diverse community with nearly 16,000 credit students, more than 5,500 non-credit students and about 1,700 employees.

Mount Royal 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. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal 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 Faculty of Business and Communication Studies

The Faculty of Business and Communications Studies (FBCS) is composed of the EFMD Global accredited Bissett School of Business and the School of Communication Studies. The School of Business hosts four departments: General Management & Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, International Business & Supply Chain Management, and Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation. The School of Communication Studies consists of four departments: Public Relation, Information Design, Broadcast Media Studies, and Journalism.

The Bissett School of Business offers education in all major areas of management and business administration, including degrees, certificates, and a diploma in aviation. The school has dedicated itself to providing an education that is at the leading edge of global business trends and community relevance.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to prepare students to be successful in the commercial, nonprofit, and public sectors of the Canadian and global economy while being engaged citizens in their communities. The BBA is primarily designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. The BBA may also be considered sufficient preparation for admission to appropriate and relevant professional accreditation programs as well as graduate degrees offered by many Canadian and international universities.

BBA students will have the opportunity to specialize in one of seven majors, including Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. We also offer a General Management major that allows students to specialize in other fields of business, including Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Students may also use the General Management major to pursue minors in areas of study offered outside of the Bissett School of Business.

The Bissett School of Business is an accredited member of EFMD, a global, non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to management development.

About the Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation

The Department currently offers a degree program in Business Administration with a major, minor and certificate in Marketing, and minors and concentrations in both Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation.

The Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing program develops marketing professionals who can effectively blend insight, strategy, and creativity to bring extraordinary products, services, and campaigns to the marketplace. Students are exposed to marketing in many experiential learning settings and work with real-life clients including non-profit organizations, marketing agencies, start-ups, large corporations, and in-house marketing teams across a variety of industries.

The Department has undergone an intensive review for the BBA – Marketing program with the aim to revamp the program towards enhancing the creative and strategic strengths of our learning community, developing robust and rich connections between students and our professional community through work integrated learning, and improving the focus on delivering applied skills to augment students’ job market readiness and to align the program with the university’s commitment to providing enriched learning opportunities beyond the traditional curriculum.

About the Role

The Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation in the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position which will commence July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor.

While a terminal degree in Marketing is preferred, a Master’s degree in Marketing or a related field will also be considered. The successful candidate should have professional experience in marketing in addition to teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) focuses on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) focuses on teaching and service only. Faculty are expected to teach six 3-credit courses per academic year on the TSS pattern or eight 3-credit courses per academic year on the TS pattern. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

This tenure-track faculty will be hired into a teaching/service (TS) work pattern and the successful candidate will become an integral member of our full-time Marketing team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of teaching excellence and,

Demonstrated experience and commitment to undergraduate teaching with specific emphasis on marketing.
Demonstrated capacity for curriculum development with the ability to initiate and develop new course material and other curricular content at the undergraduate level.
Demonstrated expertise and currency in marketing fundamentals. Additional expertise in areas such as the impact of technology or emerging social trends on marketing, would be an asset.
Capacity and interest in engaging learners at the intersection of marketing strategy and sustainable marketing.
Capacity to initiate and actively collaborate with community partners in work – integrated and experiential learning approaches to teaching at the undergraduate level.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues, and industry partners, to develop local network connections in support of student learning.
For further information, contact: Dr. Catherine ML Pearl Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Innovation at

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

Closing Date: March 12, 2024

A complete dossier should be submitted including:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position and fit with the department, explicitly stating which courses you are qualified to teach.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., previous student teaching evaluations, sample course outline, teaching awards, etc.)
  • Current statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Include in your cover letter and CV any professional associations that you are associated with, or earned accreditations, from a marketing focus, as professional experience is considered as an asset.
  • A personal EDIA statement
  • The contact information for three (3) three references who can speak to various dimensions of your professional and academic life (teaching, service, industry engagement, community involvement, etc.).

Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition #998301], [Document].pdf (ex. Smith, 998301, CV.pdf).