Chair of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Ryerson University Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Chair Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy (Internal Search)

TRSM Entrepreneur & Strategy

Posted: March 12, 2020
Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 10, 2020

The Opportunity

Applications are invited for the position of Chair in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the , effective July 1, 2020, for a three-year term of office, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional three-year terms. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ().

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found.


The duties and responsibilities of Department Chair are laid out in detail in article 26.1.e. of the . Reporting to the Dean, the Chair will provide exemplary academic and administrative leadership, including stewardship of human and financial resources, and will work collaboratively to provide leadership for curriculum and faculty development, research and scholarly activity, while promoting and coordinating the continued evolution of the department.  The new Chair will be a visionary leader who can take the department to the next level of achievement, consistent with the academic plan of the Faculty and the University.

The Chair will be responsible for building partnerships with industry that will provide learning and employment opportunities for our students, including the Co-operative Education program or experiential opportunities for students. The individual must be committed to excellence in teaching, research and student engagement, and to promoting a transparent and collegial academic culture that blends theory and practice in undergraduate and graduate education.


The successful candidate will have earned a DBA or PhD in Entrepreneurship or Strategy, or a closely related field and will demonstrate the following: 

  • - capacity to provide effective academic and administrative leadership; experience in university teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; 

  • - experience in developing student engagement initiatives; 

  • - ability to promote the department and across the university and within industry; 

  • - strong connection with industry which includes proven track record in developing strategic partnerships and obtaining funding; 

  • - demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities; and 

  • - preferably an active scholar, and able to mentor junior faculty. 

Equity at Ryerson 

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by April 10, 2020.

The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and a statement outlining a proposed three-year plan, including applicant’s vision for the Department building upon the applicant's perceptions of the existing strengths of the Department and those characteristics required of a department of this size, with relevant academic programs.  

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Jennifer Tejay, HR Advisor at  

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at  

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at .

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.