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A Platform for Success

Smith School of Business at Queen's University is an exceptional place for scholars to develop their academic careers.

Here, you as a faculty member are positioned to succeed. You can count on generous support for your research, because we pride ourselves on being a school that generates new knowledge. You will be motivated by an inquisitive and accomplished faculty, because we value collaboration. And you will have time to refresh your batteries and enjoy what Eastern Ontario has to offer, because we are committed to a healthy work-life balance.

Smith School of Business is part of the larger Queen’s community, a university with a reputation for quality, excellence, and global reach. Queen’s consistently ranks at the top for awards per full-time faculty in Canada and in the top for research intensity. We are consistently ranked among the top five universities in Canada for the highest proportion of students who graduate.

We encourage to learn more about Smith School of Business as a rewarding centre of personal and professional growth.

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At Smith School of Business, faculty are positioned to succeed

As a new faculty member, you receive a three-year research initiation grant to help you establish your research program and to act as a bridge to external sources of funding. Additional internal funding to cover research assistants is available by competition. You’re also eligible for fellowships or professorships and course releases. We help build your reputation by highlighting your work on our research site, Smith Business Insight.

New faculty at Smith School of Business teach three half-courses a year for the first three years. After that, faculty usually teach four half-courses a year. We can usually arrange for you to teach your half-courses all in one term, making it more efficient in terms of prep time and allowing for an uninterrupted period for research during others periods of the year.

From your first campus visit, you feel looked after. Staff members bring you up to speed on the local real estate market, smooth the way with immigration issues, and offer advice and support on research grants and awards. More experienced faculty members act as mentors, sharing their perspectives and helping you navigate the collegial environment at Goodes Hall.

You quickly learn to appreciate Goodes Hall, home of Smith School of Business. Goodes was conceived and designed as a learning community. It combines an exquisitely restored 45,000-square-foot 120-year-old Victorian schoolhouse with 143,000 square feet of bold new design and structure. A new wing was opened in 2012, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms with the latest teaching technologies and a dedicated behavioural research lab.

Smith welcomes dual career couples and does its best to accommodate them. Guidance for partners/spouses seeking nonacademic employment at Smith or in Kingston is available from Smith's Faculty Recruitment and Support Program. Support includes an initial overview of the local labor conditions relevant to his/her field; networking assistance with potential employers and industry associations; and referrals for employment counseling.

At Smith School of Business, it is possible to thrive as a faculty member and have a full and fun life outside of Goodes Hall. Our faculty take full advantage of what Kingston has to offer, whether enjoying the best freshwater sailing in North America or taking in the rich cultural scene. We’re proud of our family-friendly environment and offer excellent parental leave provisions. New parents can apply to have their tenure decision postponed for births or adoptions.

Open Faculty Positions

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Accounting

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Accounting, at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2023 (flexible). In the instance that an exceptional candidate is identified, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Business Economics

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University invites applications for up to two Postdoctoral Fellow in Business Economics (PDFBE) positions in the Business Economics unit. Each appointment will last for two academic years. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in industrial organization and organizational economics, but other fields of applied microeconomics are encouraged to apply. The PDFBE will work under the supervision of Dr. Ricard Gil and Dr. Henry Schneider. The PDFBE will be expected to live in Kingston and fully participate in the academic life of the Business Economics unit, the Smith School of Business, and Queen’s University. The PDFBE is expected to be independently motivated to execute high-quality research and to collaborate in developing research ideas with faculty. The PDFBE is also expected to teach in the undergraduate Commerce program, but with an efficient schedule that compresses any teaching into one term with limited preparations. There is also potential to teach graduate courses if interested.

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence

The Faculties of Arts and Science (FAS), Law, and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University are partnering to invite applications from exceptional early-career scholars at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor with specialization in Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position. The successful candidate will submit an external nomination for a five-year term position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, eligible for renewal once, to a maximum of two five-year terms as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. This appointment is open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as members of one or more of the Four Designated Groups under the Canada Research Chair program : women, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons/visible minorities. The partnership between these three Faculties to support the Tier 2 CRC in the Responsible use of AI recognizes the complex manner in which AI permeates myriad aspects of society and the need for a collaborative approach to understand the impacts of AI, and develop effective policy. This position reinforces Queen’s commitment to fair and just societies, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Queen’s houses world-class researchers in the application of AI and Big Data methods in the Faculties of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Science, and Law, and the Smith School of Business. Queen’s is also home to multiple research institutes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences focused on questions related to AI ethics, equity, surveillance, technology policy, and science and society. These include the Surveillance Studies Program, Policy Program, Black Studies Program, Ingenuity Labs, the Conflict Analytics Lab, and the Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics. The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with recent hires in AI. Possible topics of research focus include explainable machine learning, embodied cognition, robot ethics, human‐AI hybrids, critical disability studies, design justice, automation and the future of work, environmental ethics, decolonizing data, or other questions about the impact of AI on society and globally. The candidate will also be encouraged to engage with researchers across the University on developing policy for the responsible use of AI.

View Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence details

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Economics: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Applied Microeconomics

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) invites applications for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions in Business Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2023. The search is focused in applied microeconomics.

View Tenure Track Faculty Position in Economics: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Applied Microeconomics details
Ceren Kolsarici

Ceren Kolsarici

Associate Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Marketing
Joined Smith School of Business faculty in 2009

“I was pretty clear on what I was looking for in an academic setting: a school that supports and rewards high quality research and teaching, and one that has distinguished students who would challenge and push me to do better. I was looking for an environment with a continuous motivation to change, adapt, and improve.”

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