Marcel A. Desautels Chairs (Full or Associate Professor) Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Job Description & Qualification

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for three Desautels Chairs, endowed professorships created to attract senior world-class scholars expected to make a major contribution to teaching, research, and administrative leadership in the Faculty at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in teaching and research related to sustainability; entrepreneurship and innovation; data analytics, AI and advanced digital technologies; and equity, diversity, and inclusion. All areas of management will be considered. The start date for the positions is August 1, 2023.

Chairholders are expected to take a leadership role in creating a shared vision for impactful research; setting research goals and developing and implementing research plans; setting pedagogical objectives and updating curricular programs; fostering scholarly activity and mentoring junior faculty members; attracting external funding and engaging external networks; and, in general, being an advocate for the Faculty’s interests. They will also take an active role in mentoring and educating students in support of the Faculty’s research and teaching endeavours at all levels (undergraduate, Masters and PhD).

Qualifications: Successful candidates must be tenured professors in any field of management (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Strategy) or a related field (economics, sociology, psychology). Preference will be given to those who are Full Professors, though senior Associate Professors will also be considered. Applicants should be recognized world-class experts – both in terms of research and teaching.

Application Procedure

Application Requirements:

Applicants should upload the following documents (using the Workday portal): (

• signed letter of interest, indicating your specific field of management (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Strategy)
• curriculum vitae
• research statement
• teaching statement
• service statement

Make sure you upload all documents with the CV on Workday (

Letters of intent may also be sent directly to:
Prof. Anthony C. Masi
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5

The positions will remain open until they are successfully filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Desautels Academic Affairs at

About the Organization

McGill is a leading research-intensive university located in the heart of Montreal. With 80 current tenured/tenure-track professors, the Desautels Faculty of Management is committed to continued growth. The Faculty has 2,300 B.Com. students, 250 MBA/ EMBA/ MM students, 76 Ph.D. students, as well as a wide range of executive education offerings.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Faculty members in the Accounting Area conduct research with a variety of approaches. Professors have diverse disciplinary backgrounds and enjoy a high level of independence in their research and teaching endeavors. McGill’s emphasis is on research quality, innovation, and impact.

Montreal boasts an experience between North America and Europe. It is a bilingual city with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse and dynamic cultural offerings, numerous leisure and recreational activities, and country getaways within a short driving distance. Housing costs, government-funded health care, subsidized day care and free public primary and secondary education help make living in Montreal more affordable. It is also family-friendly and deemed the 4th best city in North America for quality of life in the 2018 Mercer survey.

More information about the Desautels Faculty of Management can be found at:

Additional Information

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures ( Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job ID

ID: J12155