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Instructor in Organizational Behavior and Leadership - Dalhousie University, Rowe School of Business

05 Nov 2021 11:55 AM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Instructor in Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Organization: Dalhousie University

Unit: Rowe School of Business

The Rowe School of Business (RSB) invites applications for a career-stream probationary 100% FTE appointment in Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the rank of Instructor commencing July 1, 2022 (negotiable).

Required qualifications:

  • PhD (Business, Communication, Management, or related field), DBA, or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited program. Applicants very close to their thesis defense date may also be considered.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Expertise in the fields of inclusive leadership and organizational behaviour topics, including Africentric and Indigenous leadership principles such as Ubuntu and Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing) concepts.
  • Demonstrated experience working with African Canadian or Indigenous organizations and communities (or equivalent professional and lived experiences), especially African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, enabling opportunities for new academic programming.

Preferred qualifications, experience, and skills:

  • Experience teaching in executive education.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and co-create curriculum to foster safe spaces for equity-seeking groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, initiate, and direct new educational programs.
  • Strong record of engagement with student extracurricular activities.
  • Record of service positions that contribute to and reinforce a unit.
  • Ability to teach online and blended learning courses.
  • Current, professional experience in relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct pedagogical research in Management Education either through publications of applied research or service.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the academic life of the school, faculty, and university through service that may include, but is not limited to, coaching student teams, supervision of directed readings, and leadership of academic programs. Teaching duties may include specialized MBA and undergraduate courses such as: Leading in Complexity, Building Collaborative Capacity, Building Business Relationships, Leading Change, Management Skills Development, and Organizational Behaviour (macro- and micro-focused) as well as developing academic programming in Indigenous and/or Africentric management principles and practices.

The Rowe School of Business is housed in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management. We offer life-changing management education in a diverse and inclusive community that inspires social and economic innovation and responsible action, with a focus on the United Nations sustainable development goals. We are a leader in innovative, experiential learning and conduct research with lasting impact. Our vision is a world where talented people from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors work together to create social and economic value and we embrace a culture of collaboration and connection.

The RSB is an AACSB-accredited school with a strong research culture and a member of EFMD and EFMD Global Network. It serves over 1800 students and prides itself on developing the next generation of innovative leaders. It specializes in experiential learning including residencies, consulting projects, co-op work terms, internships, and new venture creation. Collaboration with our employer partners from around the globe brings opportunity to our students and relevancy to our programs (the Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, Bachelor of Management, Corporate Residency MBA, Blended/Online MBA in Financial Services or Leadership, Executive Education, and MSc. in Business).

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities. It is a member of the U15 (a collective of some of Canada’s most research-intensive universities). Dalhousie’s mission is to lift the intellectual, social, and economic vitality of our local, national, and global communities through an institution-wide commitment to a world-class student experience, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mutual respect and inclusion in all aspects of our academic, research, and civic priorities. Dalhousie’s Third Century Promise, or Si’st Kasqimtlnaqnipunqekl Teli L’wi’tmasimk in Mi’kmaq, includes “Inclusive Excellence” as a strategic priority and one that we embrace in the Faculty of Management through a Strategic Plan Pillar of “Support Inclusion and Reconciliation”. More than words of a strategic plan, we are taking steps to diversify our curriculum, increase inclusion of students and faculty, and address systemic inequities.

Dalhousie University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant coastal capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast. It offers a high quality of life with various indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities in and near the city and rich arts and cultural institutions, including an excellent library system and plans for a new art gallery.

Information about the Rowe School of Business and its programs may be found at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and/or gender identity and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Applicants should prepare and submit the following information within our online application system:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Recent CV.
  • Teaching Statement: one (1) page, reflective of your teaching philosophy and teaching interests.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience such as teaching evaluations, letters from colleagues or students, and/or research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “Portfolio”) (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.

Applications must be submitted electronically through

Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Dana Kabat-Farr, Chair of the Search Committee at:

3000, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road

Montreal H3T 2A7 (Quebec) Canada

Phone: 514-340-7116


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