Assistant Professor, Economic Geography & Comparative Development


CBU invites applications for an 8-month, full-time limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 2019 and end April 2020.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Reporting to the Dean, the successful candidate will be teaching Comparative Development and Economic Geography courses in the MBA in Community Economic Development (MBA CED) degree program.

Candidates should hold a minimum of a Master’s degree, with 3-years’ experience of post-secondary level education where both teaching and research are required. A Ph.D. (or near completion), experience with teaching MBA courses and supervising research projects of MBA students is an advantage. The School is seeking a collaborative individual who has a track record of quality teaching and inspiring students.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (EGC1906), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, copy of academic transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly writing and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. 11 July, 2019. Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. CBU is an equal opportunities employer. CBU encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal People, African Canadians or other persons from a visible minority group, persons with disabilities and women. Applicants who wish to be considered for this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2