Lazaridis Chair (Canada)


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada invites applications for the position of Lazaridis Chair. The position is subject to budgetary approval, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.


Applicants for the position must meet the following minimum qualifications:



Principle duties and responsibilities of the position include:



The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises was established in 2016 to help Canadian technology companies become globally competitive. LI has three mandates: 1) help firms reach their next level of growth through innovative new programs and a global network of expert mentors; 2) conduct insightful research to develop new knowledge about management as it relates to high growth technology companies; and 3) create links between international research, management best practices and curriculum to directly benefit the students at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please see the LI website.


The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has over one hundred full-time faculty and more than five thousand undergraduate and graduate students on campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a location in Toronto, Ontario. With a mission to achieve excellence in management education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Honours BBA, MBA, MFin, Executive Masters in Technology Management (EMTM) and PhD. Faculty publish in leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management. Laurier’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are AACSB accredited. For more information, please see: The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics.


Waterloo, Ontario is a highly innovative and dynamic region. It is the home to a number of leading high technology firms (Shopify Plus, Kik Interactive, OpenText, Thalmic Labs, and many more), insurance companies and educational/research institutions (e.g. University of Waterloo, the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).


Applicants should send a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, and should arrange for at least three academic referees to submit reference letters at the time of application online at: : or by email to [log in to unmask].


This position is for a 5-year renewable term and will hold a tenured faculty appointment. Compensation and benefits are competitive and consistent with those available to faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University. The Chair is supported with a generous research stipend and attractive teaching load. Successful candidates can expect excellent conditions for research and teaching, a collegial and supportive environment, and the experience of working in one of the world’s leading ecosystems for innovation, entrepreneurship and management of technology.

Applications should be received by March 1, 2018.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, at [log in to unmask]. Further information on the equity policy can be found at:




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