Odette School of Business : Permanence-Track Ancillary Academic Staff (AAS) II in the Field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

30 Oct 2018 11:51 AM | Timothy Daniel Daus (Administrator)

Permanence-Track Ancillary Academic Staff (AAS) II in the Field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 23:45

The University of Windsor's Odette School of Business and Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) invite applications for a full-time position at the rank of Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff (AAS) II in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, normally commencing July 1, 2019. The position is a hybrid appointment between the Odette School of Business and EPICentre, and it is subject to final budgetary approval.  The incumbent will both serve as the Director of Programs at EPICentre and teach courses in the Odette School of Business.

Located at one of Canada’s major international intersections, the University of Windsor, considered to be Canada’s most personal comprehensive university, plays a leading role in the future of the region and the Province of Ontario.  The Odette School of Business takes a balanced approach to research and teaching.  The School offers varied degrees in undergraduate Business Administration; a full-time MBA; specialized MBA degrees for managers and professionals, and for the accounting stream; an integrated MBA/JD; and a Master of Management.  Approximately 1200 full-time, and 400 Masters-level students study at Odette.  The Business School has strong contacts with business and other academic institutions.  The School has recently completed an expansion strategy with approximately 65 full-time faculty positions.  The school is AACSB accredited.  Finally, EPICentre is a collaboration between the Odette School of Business and the Office of Research and Innovation Services to support all entrepreneurial activities across campus.  The mission of EPICentre is to deliver experiential learning opportunities that enhance the University of Windsor’s mission regarding education and research, and to furnish skills, tools, and networks to entrepreneurs and professionals to launch and grow economic and social initiatives.  As a result, EPICentre supports many research projects, activities, and programs.  For further information about the University of Windsor, the Odette School of Business, and EPICentre, visit the University’s websites at http://www.uwindsor.cahttp://www.uwindsor.ca/business, and http://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca.

The candidate will hold a PhD in Entrepreneurship or in a closely related area of Management or Business Administration. The Director of Programs is part of a small core team at EPICentre, and the successful candidate must be a flexible multi-tasker and problem-solver who collaborates at all times.  Key job functions, for which a successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate relevant experience or potential, include: taking leadership and active responsibility for all EPICentre programming across campus; managing and developing the mentoring network of business community leaders; developing relationships with and engaging alumni; identifying and applying for appropriate grants related to the activities of EPICentre; representing EPICentre, the Odette School of Business, and the University of Windsor in a regional, national, and cross-border context; and teaching courses in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The ideal candidate will have entrepreneurial experience and will have worked with start-ups (youth and otherwise) from diverse disciplines. Because the role encompasses various key administrative functions, the successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, technical, and written and verbal communication skills. The applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule and to travel (including cross-border) as required.  In the event that the EPICentre ceases its operations, the incumbent’s administrative responsibilities will be reassigned by the dean.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments if relevant;
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at  https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources;
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Dean at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 30, 2018.  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the Appointments Committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference

Position number: 002119AAS-2019-BUS

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Mitchell W. Fields, Dean, Odette School of Business,
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3091; Email: S.Cats@uwindsor.ca


The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator(recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea).  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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