Purdy Crawford Chair


Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island) Nova Scotia. Unama’ki is the ancestral and unceded territory of the L’Nu Mi’Kmaq people. CBU is a proud regional university with a reputation for strong community involvement and strong internal support for research. CBU’s Shannon School of Business and Unama’ki College have long served the Business Education needs of the local Mi’kmaq communities and have supported the success of L’nu Business students and research with Indigenous partners. The Shannon School of Business delivers a variety of programs including BBA, BHTM, and an MBA in Community Economic Development.

The Shannon School of Business invites applications from exceptional scholars for the endowed Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. This tenure-track position will enhance CBU’s efforts in preparing indigenous Business and Economic Development professionals in research activities with Indigenous communities, and in advocacy to advance their socio economic status. During the renewable five-year term of the Chair, the selected candidate will have 50% of the normal teaching load (9 credits per year).

Position Description

The ideal candidate should have a graduate degree in Business, expertise in Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices, and a record of student training and mentoring, conference presentations, publications, and external research funding. Candidates with Indigenous heritage are preferred.

An interdisciplinary orientation would be an asset, as would experience working with L’Nu Mi’Kmaq communities. The candidate should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming and research and to collaborating with CBU’s Unama’ki College.

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

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (PCC1712), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, description  of research plan,  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. January 31, 2018. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2

email: humanresources@ns.aliantzinc.ca