Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier
University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of
Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business (ODS) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 2953 

  • Posting ID: 2022-06
  • Position Title: Canada Research Chair
    (Tier 2) SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in Supply Chain
    (November 26, 2021)
  • Faculty/Academic Area; Canada Research Chair
    Department:
     Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics
  • Campus: Waterloo
  • Date posting closes: January 15,
    2022

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier
    University
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) SSHRC Chair in Business
    Analytics in Supply Chain
  •  
    The Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applicants for
    a tenure-track or tenured Canada Research Chair (CRC)
    Tier 2 SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in Supply Chain in the
    Operations and Decision Sciences Area. The Canada Research
    Chairs Program is a key component of a strategy to make Canada one
    of the world’s top countries in research and development (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca).
    As required by the CRC Program’s equity
    target goals
    , this position is only open to candidates who
    identify as racialized/visible minorities.
     
    The primary focus of
    the CRC SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in
    Supply Chain will be to advance research that will provide
    resilient, efficient, and effective solutions to the entire supply
    chain by incorporating 
    machine learning and
    data analytics into the decision-making process. The Chair is
    expected to bring together business analysts, empiricists, and
    theoreticians to address issues concerning analytics in supply
    chain, retailing and transportation and logistics. The CRC in
    Business Analytics in Supply Chain will enable Laurier to become a
    leader in the development of Canadian innovation in supply chain
    management using data analytics and be a bridge between academia
    and industry in this field by leveraging and building on the
    existing relationships with the supply chain industry. Interest in
    working in research areas inline with Laurier’s Strategic
    Research Priorities
     including the Northwest Territories
    (NWT) supply chains would be an asset. Please see Laurier’s
    website
     for more information on the Government of the NWT
    and Laurier Partnership.
     
    The Chair is expected to act as a hub
    for supply chain analytics research at Laurier and coordinate
    closely with the CN fellow in supply chain management. They will be
    expected to initiate new research collaborations within and outside
    of Laurier. They are also expected to enhance collaborations with
    industry partners. The Chair is expected to recruit and supervise
    graduate students and involve them in cutting edge research
    projects. The developments, insights, and results of these projects
    are expected to be published in top-tier journals that address
    issues related to the fields of supply chain management and
    business analytics. The Chair is expected to attend, present, and
    discuss developments, insights, and results at appropriate
    academic, industry and public venues including the annual World
    Class Supply Chain Summit. The Chair will be expected to
    secure external funding, including SSHRC funding, and to contribute
    to the training and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate
    students through their research program. The candidate is also
    expected to have demonstrated teaching proficiency and to make
    contributions to graduate and undergraduate teaching and
    participate in the service activities of the Operations and
    Decisions Science Area.
     
    Research achievements to date will
    include success in obtaining Tri-Agency (or other) funding, a
    strong track record in peer-reviewed publishing, and evidence of
    impact of your research, community and industry engagement, and
    innovation in knowledge translation.
     
    Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, tenable
    for five years and renewable once, are intended for exceptional
    emerging scholars who were granted their highest degree less than
    10 years prior at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more
    than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where
    career breaks exist including maternity, parental or extended sick
    leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a
    CRC Tier 2 assessed through the program’s Tier 2 Justification
    Process. Please consult the CRC website for
    details about eligibility or contact Charity Parr-Vasquez
    ([email protected]), Assistant Vice-President, Research, for more
    information. More information on the CRC program including
    eligibility criteria can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca. Please
    consult the SSHRC
    website
     for additional information on subject matter
    eligibility for SSHRC.
     
    The successful candidate will be
    nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and will be appointed
    as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or
    Associate Professor level in the Lazaridis School of Business in
    the Operations and Decisions Science Area, conditional on CRC
    application approval.
     
    The Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics has over 150 full-time faculty and more than 6000
    undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and
    Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to
    achieve excellence in management education, the school offers
    undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA,
    MSCM, MMA, MFin, and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate
    business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information,
    please visit http://www.wlu.ca/lazaridisschool.
     
    Waterloo, Ontario is a highly
    innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of
    leading high technology firms, insurance companies and
    educational/research institutions (e.g., University of Waterloo,
    the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter
    Institute for Theoretical Physics).
     
    The Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics is also home to the Lazaridis Institute, which helps
    Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth
    through world-class programs; leading-edge research in innovation
    management and disruption in the tech ecosystem; and the connection
    of international research, best practices in global scaling, and
    curriculum. http://www.lazaridisinstitute.ca
     
    Qualifications
    Candidates must have:

  • a PhD is Supply Chain Management or a closely related field
    (which may include Operations Management, Management Sciences,
    Industrial Engineering, etc.),
  • an established scholarly record in supply chain management
    commensurate to career stage; including state-of-the-art research
    and/or state-of-the-practice knowledge mobilization and
    dissemination,
  • demonstrated an ability to publish in top-tier journals that
    address issues on supply chain management and business
    analytics,
  • a record that includes research pertinent to supply chain
    management using data analytics or the ability and willingness to
    transition to doing research in supply chain analytics,
  • demonstrated effective teaching and development of courses at
    the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • a demonstrated ability to obtain Social Science external
    funding similar to SSHRC,
  • demonstrated ability to train and mentor undergraduate and
    graduate students,
  • as required by the CRC Program’s equity
    target goals
    , this position is only open to candidates who
    identify as racialized/visible minorities.
  •  
    How to Apply
    Applicants should send a letter of
    application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and
    prospective research interests, a two-page teaching statement
    outlining teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, including
    proposed courses you would teach, PDF copies of three scholarly
    publications that demonstrate contributions to the field of supply
    chain management. and contact information of three academic
    referees willing to provide a letter of
    reference. All applications must include the
    Position Number 2022-06, and should be addressed electronically
    to:

     
    Hamid Noori, PhD., Area
    Coordinator
    Operations & Decision Sciences
    Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5
    Email: [email protected]
     
    Deadline for
    applications is January 15, 2022.

     
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE
    “APPLY NOW” FEATURE. Applications should be submitted to the email
    address indicated.

     
    The anticipated start date of the
    Chair is January 1, 2023 (or later) subject to the successful
    candidate’s availability and the timeline for the Tier 2 CRC
    nomination process.
     
    The impact of leaves (e.g., parental
    leave, extended leaves due to illness, etc.) will be carefully
    considered when reviewing candidates’ eligibility and record of
    research achievement. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to
    explain in their cover letter how career interruptions may have
    impacted them. Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion
    is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic
    Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to
    increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes
    applications from qualified members of equity-deserving
    groups. 
     Indigenous candidates who would like to
    learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are
    welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives
    at [email protected]
    Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to
    learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are
    welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected]
     
    In keeping with Laurier’s best
    practices in recruitment and in accordance with the Canada Research
    Chairs Requirements for Recruitment Guidelines, applicants are
    encouraged to complete the applicant
    equity survey
    . For more information on Laurier’s CRC equity,
    diversity and inclusion commitments, please visit the Laurier’s
    CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

     
    Laurier strives to make our
    application process accessible and provides accommodations for both
    applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.7. If you require
    assistance applying for this position, would like this job posting
    in an alternative format, or would like to discuss accessibility
    and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact
    Laurier’s Equity and Accessibility Officer at [email protected]
     
    All qualified candidates are
    encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws,
    Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply
    with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the
    University is obligated to gather information about applicants’
    status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian
    citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or
    current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of
    the following statements in their cover letter:
     
    Yes, I am a current
    citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

    No, I am not a current
    citizen or permanent resident of Canada

     
    The Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All
    nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under
    a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short
    list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants
    selected for the short list will be contacted
     
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a
    combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to
    successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating
    Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

     
    Equity, diversity and creating a
    culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central
    to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the
    diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from
    candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having
    disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender
    identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more
    about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to
    contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other
    equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity
    and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity
    & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application
    process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying
    for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative
    format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be
    found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/

     
    Should you be interested in
    learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for
    additional information and the online application system. All
    applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter
    of introduction will be required in electronic form.

     
    All Laurier employees and students
    are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory
    vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses
    in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. If
    you are not fully vaccinated and do not have an approved exemption
    based on medical/disability or religious beliefs/creed grounds, you
    will be expected to receive your second dose of the vaccine by no
    later than October 8, 2021. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you
    will be required to participate in and comply with the University’s
    rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health
    and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination
    requirements can be found on Laurier’s website at https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2021/aug/laurier-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-next-steps-for-students-and-employees.html.