Accounting - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Job Description & Qualification

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Lazaridis School) at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Accounting area, commencing July 1, 2024. Candidates with an established research record of publications in top journals will be preferred. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Accounting or related field. Candidates near the completion of their Ph.D. are eligible to apply providing the requirements for the Ph.D. degree will be completed within a year. Commencement of the appointment will be contingent on the completion of the Ph.D. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to excellence in research and scholarship through high quality peer reviewed publications in their areas of expertise.

Successful candidates for the position must have:
· Demonstrated research potential in the areas including financial accounting, managerial accounting, assurance, and/or taxation
· Demonstrated and/or obtained clear potential to develop an independent and robust research program
· Exhibited a capacity for generating scholarly outputs, such as publications, securing research funding, and engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations, commensurate with the scholar’s level
· Obtained experience or demonstrated an interest in actively participating in the training and mentorship of both graduate and undergraduate students within their research program
· Obtained a professional accounting designation (Canadian CPA is an asset)
· The ability to effectively teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate (BBA, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, MBA, and/or PhD) levels
· Demonstrated desire to contribute to service
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team to ensure consistency across sections in a multi-section course
· Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and enhance a culture of inquiry, collegiality and creativity Demonstrated ability to communicate the relevance of their research to a business audience.

Application Procedure

Applications must include:
· A letter of application / a cover letter
· A detailed curriculum vitae
· A teaching statement / Teaching Dossier / a statement regarding teaching experience and interests
· A research statement / a statement of current and prospective research interests / copies of publications
· A working paper of your current research
· The names and emails of at least three academic references should be provided with your package. You should arrange for these references to send a reference letter directly to the School by the application deadline.

Applicants may also include teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching ability. Only complete applications will be considered. All applications must include the Position Number 2023-10 and should be addressed to:

Dr. Sapna Isotupa
Associate Dean of Business: Faculty Development & Research
Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5

Electronic applications should quote Position Number 2023-10 and will be accepted until December 3, 2023 at 23:59.
Do not use the “Apply Now” feature. Please use the above email to apply.

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 the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity-deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at

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

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates should self- identify, in confidence, to Michael Lisetto-Smith, Senior Administrative Officer ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Brit Dias (

The Lazaridis School of Business & 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.

About the Organization

The Lazaridis School of Business & 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, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, MBA, MFin, MMA and PhD. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please visit

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 & 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.

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Job ID

ID: J14275