Faculty of Business: Applied Research Chair in Professional Sales

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-57

UNB Saint John

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022.

The MBA Program in the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus invites applications for an Applied Research Chair in Professional Sales. This is a five-year term appointment at the rank of Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, beginning October 2022 or a mutually acceptable date thereafter.

The UNB Saint John MBA Program was among the first to offer a graduate degree in Professional Sales and Business Development in Canada. This stream of study was developed with members of our business community and is certified by the Canadian Professional Sales Association. The Applied Research Chair will play a pivotal role in building research capacity, raising the profile of Sales as a driver of success and supporting the profession through knowledge creation and education, creating student interest and opportunity.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (PhD/DBA) in Sales or related field or have a combination of education and experience which positions them to be effective in the role. Academic appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. A proven ability to design and conduct applied research, build communities of interest, attract financial support, and supervise students is essential to this position. A connection with CPSA would be considered an asset.

The Faculty of Business has a reputation for cutting-edge academic innovation and boasts strong relationships with business and professional communities. With almost 300 students in its undergraduate programs and over 150 full- and part-time MBA students, we offer diverse and unique opportunities for teaching, research, and community involvement. The University also offers masters and doctoral level supervision opportunities through its Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) programming.

Are you excited about the opportunity to have an impact on the growth and development of professional sales in Canada? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that combine academia and practice? Do you have a passion for research? Do you value experiential learning? If you have answered yes to these questions, then we would be pleased to receive your application package.

For additional information about the University of New Brunswick, the Faculty of Business and our MBA program please visit the following links: www.unb.ca, www.unb.ca/saintjohn/business and www.unb.ca/saintjohn/business/mba.

Applications will be accepted until September 30th, 2022. All applications should include a cover letter and an up-to-date curriculum vitae with evidence matching the skill sets mentioned in the position description. The names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) for three references should also be provided.

Application packages should be submitted by email:

Dr. Michel Rod, Dean

Faculty of Business

University of New Brunswick Saint John

E-mail: DeanofBusiness@unb.ca

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.