Assistant Professor, Human Resources needed at Mount Royal University Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Apply Now

May 24
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About The Role

The Department of General Management & Human Resources at Mount Royal University (Calgary) invites applications for a tenurable faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024. We seek an individual with 10-15 years of human resources industry experience who can contribute meaningfully to the human resources program. Areas of teaching may include: Introduction to Human Resources, Labour Relations, Employee Relations, Organization Learning and Development, Transition Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management. The successful candidate may have the option of developing and delivering special topics in HR course(s) in the future. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their qualifications and interest in each applicable subject area. MRU is committed to scholarly teaching.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member is involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six 3-credit hour courses per academic year on the TSS pattern or eight 3-credit hour courses per academic year on the TS pattern. Class sizes typically average between 35-40 students.

This tenure-track faculty will be hired into a teaching/service (TS) work pattern. The successful candidate will become an integral member of our full-time Human Resources team. This means that the faculty member will be responsible for teaching four courses each semester and will be an active participant in various service roles.

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  • Instruction: course delivery including preparation of course outlines, other course materials, course activities, lesson preparation and assessments, and course learning management systems; and
  • Administration: administer final exams, input final grades upon course completion, and participate in course-related meetings, as required; and
  • Service: may include: coaching student competition teams, mentoring student clubs, assisting with the development of curriculum, and serving on departmental or university committees; and
  • Community: At Mount Royal University our industry connections are an important and integral part of our programs. The successful candidate will be required to actively liaise with human resources industry partners or professional associations on behalf of the Bissett School of Business.


  • A Master’s degree is required. A completed (or ABD) PhD in human resources, or closely related field, is preferred.
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is an asset;
  • Teaching experience in human resources at the post-secondary level and the ability to teach introductory through to senior level human resources courses;
  • Demonstrated 10-15 years of professional human resources experience and expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The Department will give preference to candidates who have experience with Indigenous Relations and established connections to Indigenous communities, including students

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

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Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

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