Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

University of New Brunswick

Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Are you industry-focused with an interest in applied research in the area of professional selling and business development? Does the prospect of working with established companies and start-ups to accelerate their sales capacity excite you? Are you passionate about the creation and sharing of knowledge with sales professionals and students? If your answers are "YES", we have an opportunity for you! The Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick Saint John invites applications for a tenure-track position in Business Development and Professional Sales at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2024 or a mutually acceptable date thereafter. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB)
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is the oldest English-language university in Canada. With two campuses in Fredericton (New Brunswick's capital) and Saint John (Canada's oldest incorporated city), UNB offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Boasting a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UNB facilitates rich connections, collaboration, and the opportunity to make an immeasurable impact in students' lives and the global community.

Overlooking the Kennebcasis River, the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is located on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey territory. Surrounded by natural beauty and enjoying strong local support and collaboration, UNB Saint John isn't just a campus - it's a community where genuine Maritime friendliness and a supportive and inclusive culture is experienced. This supportive environment promotes creativity, risk taking, and creating a future that matters. UNB Saint John has a Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Business; Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering; and is the home of the Integrated Health Initiative.

The Faculty of Business
Smaller, collegial, and collaborative, the Faculty of Business includes a commitment to enhance students' understanding of the world in which they live and work. The Faculty's mission clearly identifies student citizenship and community impact as key deliverables for its Faculty, Staff and Students. We are a faculty of subject matter experts, with a commitment to experiential learning and pursuit of applied research that meets the needs of local business, industry, non-profit organizations, and New Brunswick's growth efforts. We're proud of our engagement with the Saint John and NB communities - and those beyond our borders. Recognized for the highest standards of excellence on the global stage, UNB's Faculty of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - a distinction fewer than 6% of the world's business schools have earned. The Faculty of Business has shown itself to be an innovative leader in program development offering one of the first Electronic Commerce Degrees and establishing a Research Centre to support it.

Always looking for opportunities, the Faculty of Business' MBA Program was thrilled to announce the first English language degree program in Professional Sales, achieved program accreditation through CPSA and is currently looking to hire an Applied Research Chair to support applied research in the area and build a community of interest to support the program and its students. The Program was recently honoured with the coveted Chair's Award from the local Chamber of Commerce in recognition of sustainable community impact and has just launched an Accelerator pilot project that includes Sales Accelerator programming. The MBA Program offers several accredited streams of study, many of which offer a pathway to professional designations.

At the undergraduate level, the Faculty of Business was among the first to offer a Bachelor of Applied Management Degree, and offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with majors and minors across all core areas of business as well as interdisciplinary opportunities with Arts. In keeping with an innovative culture, new programming in digital business was recently introduced and new focus areas in sales and business development are being developed. While primarily an in-person learning environment, opportunities may exist for faculty members to engage virtual classrooms through in-person and term-based online offerings and other unique and innovative delivery modes.

For additional information about the University of New Brunswick and the Faculty of Business visit:

The City of Saint John
As Canada's oldest incorporated city (1785), Greater Saint John area has a population of about 135,000. Saint John (or Menaqesk as it is known in Peskotomuhkati-Wolastoqey) is a vibrant and diverse inter-modal port city on the Bay of Fundy known for the world's highest tides. It's surrounded by forests, rivers, lakes, and beaches yet also boasts many metropolitan amenities and events including the Imperial theatre, the AREA 506 music festival, a CHL Major Junior Hockey team and other major sporting events, the annual uptown moon market, galleries, public art, live music, dance performances, and festivals. Saint John also has access to larger cities a short drive away - Halifax (4 hours), Montreal (9 hours), Boston (7 hours), and New York (10 hours) - and closer by plane.


  • The minimum qualification for consideration is a PhD or a Doctorate in Sales or related discipline, preferably awarded within the past three years. Candidates with a PhD or Doctorate nearing completion will be considered for appointment as Lecturer (completion expected within a year of commencing).
  • Demonstrated competencies, teaching in the areas of Professional Sales; Analytics and/or Strategy Development and Assessment.
  • Demonstrated research activities in the areas of Professional Sales; Analytics and/or Strategy Development and Assessment.
  • Professional experience and/or exposure to the professional selling and sales functions.
  • Demonstrated drive, potential and vision to develop and maintain an innovative and active applied research program, develop community-based networks and partnerships, pursue external funding and contract research projects, build a community of interest, mentor and develop students and a commitment to quality teaching.

If you are a difference maker, if you have a passion for applied research and teaching, if your expertise lies in the areas of business development and professional sales, we encourage you to apply.

Application packages should be submitted by email:


Dr. Greg Fleet
Acting Dean, Faculty of Business
University of New Brunswick Saint John

Applications should include:

    • a cover letter
    • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
    • evidence of applied research/industry networks
    • evidence of teaching effectiveness
    • three letters of reference
    • the names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) for three references, including one research related.

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.