Dalhousie University



    February 16, 2024
    March 15, 2024

Position Title: Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Marketing
Posting Number: F578P
Type of position: Tenure Stream
Department/Unit: Marketing
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About the opportunity:

The Department of Marketing at the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointment in Marketing at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commencing July 2024 (negotiable). Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD near completion) in Marketing or a related field. A strong portfolio of research and teaching effectiveness appropriate to the rank are required.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in leading-edge research both individually and collaboratively with colleagues and students; to be able to teach marketing core and elective courses in our undergraduate, executive and research-based graduate programs, and to contribute to the academic life of the Department, Faculty, and University through committee service and other activities

Faculty members’ standard teaching loads are four courses per year. As part of our commitment to successful faculty development, a one-semester, 1-course teaching load reduction is available to new faculty hires in their first year. We seek candidates who have teaching experience and show evidence of high-quality classroom performance and the ability to mentor students and prepare them for successful careers in the marketing field. The Department of Marketing is responsible for teaching timely and relevant marketing knowledge in MSc, MBA, and Undergraduate programs. While candidates with any marketing specialization may apply, those who have the potential to teach several marketing topics or to teach in marketing strategy, marketing analytics, digital marketing, or use of artificial intelligence in marketing are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Marketing is home to eight full-time faculty members who work collegially to accomplish our goals. Our faculty distinguish themselves as authors who deploy a range of research methods that result in high-quality publications in different marketing outlets. The successful candidate will have access to the on-site behavioural lab, will be provided with start-up funding to conduct research and will be given priority for selected internal research funding opportunities. The Department of Marketing members are normally expected to advise graduate students, serve on committees as required, and be contributing members of the department, the Faculty of Management, the university, and the profession.

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 PhD 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.

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, and 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.

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.

For full consideration, applicants should prepare and submit the following information within our online application system:

  • Cover Letter
  • Recent CV
  • Research Statement (one (1) page, reflective of your substantive research focus and the methodological approaches that you use to address your research).
  • Teaching Statement (one (1) page, reflective of your teaching philosophy and teaching interests).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching evaluations (if applicable).
  • Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “EDIA Statement”) (one (1) page, reflective of your perspectives on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse constituents).
  • List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before March 15, 2024. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Valerie Trifts, Chair of the Search Committee at: Valerie.Trifts@Dal.Ca