Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Business Analytics

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 7
  • Deadline: June 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Management Science in the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University invites applications for a full-time limited term position in Business Analytics at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Lecturer depending on qualifications). This position will commence July 1 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter). This role will conclude June 30 2025.

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 8000 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. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The Shannon School of Business delivers an array of popular programs, including two undergraduate programs, four Post-Baccalaureate Diploma programs, and an MBA in Community Economic Development. In support of CBU’s strategic priority to “Indigenize the L’Nu way”, the Shannon School of Business has incorporated a mandatory Indigenous business course into its BBA core, and includes courses in indigenous business in its MBA and Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management programs. Further, the School is home to the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies and our MBA program has a partnership with CANDO.

CBU is seeking collaborative candidates with demonstrated evidence of effective teaching in Business Analytics. Courses may be assigned depending on qualifications and experiences. 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.

Candidates should have a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field from an accredited University. Candidates with a relevant Master’s degree, professional accreditation equivalent to a Master’s degree, or who have completed all of the requirements for a relevant PhD but for an unfinished dissertation, may be considered for the rank of Lecturer.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.


Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement of research
  • a complete CV including a list of publications
  • a evidence of effective teaching
  • A list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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


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Applications must be received by June 8 2024.

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, Indigenous peoples, 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.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2