Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise @RyersonU @TRSMRyersonU

The Opportunity

The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron invites applications for a Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise. The selected Research Chair will be appointed as a tenured faculty member (at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor) starting July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The Research Chair will be appointed for a 5-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

Established in 2007, and made possible through a significant leadership gift from the Rogers family, the Loretta Rogers Research Chair Program aims to attract outstanding scholars to advance and enrich innovative and societally relevant research and learning experiences at TRSM.

We are seeking an eminent scholar to join our research and innovation environment, bringing experience and a deep understanding of the theories, practices, techniques, tools and issues surrounding digital transformation of organizations into “digital enterprises” ready to operate in the “digital ecosystem”. This opens the door to a research program that is original, innovative, and interdisciplinary. The successful candidate will help clarify overlapping research interests in fields as diverse as information technology management, entrepreneurship and strategy, law and business, management studies, retail and marketing management, and health service management; and bring together some of the brightest minds to frame the relevant issues and find creative solutions.

The ultimate value of this Loretta Rogers Research Chair lies in its potential to create and mobilize knowledge and contribute to industry, policy and society in highly impactful ways. It is expected that this Chair will contribute to the developing outcomes that respond to the changing nature of organizations driven by digital transformation.


Ryerson University and the Ted Rogers School of Management

About Ryerson

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Ryerson University is located in the multicultural heart of downtown Toronto.

About Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (TRSM) is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. Home to nearly 10,000 students and more than 250 industry-connected faculty, TRSM is Canada’s leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment. TRSM offers 12 Bachelor of Commerce degrees, two Bachelor of Health Administration degrees, the Ted Rogers MBA, Professional Masters Diplomas, Executive Education courses, a Master of Science in Management, a Master of Health Administration (Community Care) and is developing a PhD program in Management. TRSM is also home to several innovative research centres, including the Social Media Lab and the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management.TRSM is accredited by AACSB, and is an Advanced Signatory of Principles for Responsible Management Education and a Member of EFMD.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s diverse business community, our Bay Street location reinforces our strong links to the heart of corporate Canada. With an emphasis on relevant curriculum and excellence in teaching and research, our Schools continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation and program quality by combining academic rigour with real-world learning. To learn more about our Schools, please visit www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/


The incumbent will be expected to: develop and maintain a strong, independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program; mentor and collaborate with colleagues on research grants and publications; publish in highly ranked journals; supervise graduate students; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; and engage in collegial service.


Candidates must demonstrate international recognition in their fields, as well as capacity as chair holders to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Accordingly, candidates shall be assessed for excellent world-class research of high quality that is original, innovative and particularly creative.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population. Candidates shall hold a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of a recognized scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service. The following are expectations of the successful candidate:

  • a PhD in Information Systems, Management, or other relevant discipline;
  • demonstrated expertise in areas such as business analytics, artificial intelligence, information security, enterprise architecture, IT strategy/change management, and/or other relevant specialized areas in management;
  • strong research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications/contributions in high quality outlets;
  • demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program (and/or participation in partnership grants and/or ability to attract multi-institutional grants) of an internationally competitive caliber;
  • evidence of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in their research;
  • evidence of research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial and community collaborative initiatives; demonstrated attention to equity, diversity and inclusion in those collaborations or initiatives;
  • demonstrated experience in undergraduate and graduate course development and teaching; and
  • a strong record of effective student teaching and research training, which demonstrates how the candidate upholds the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in areas such as teaching, training and team building.

Equity at Ryerson University
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU@RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to apply

Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

  • A letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
  • 3 recent research publications directed to the aforementioned fields of expertise.
  • A detailed research plan of no more than 5 pages.
  • A statement of teaching and evidence of research training (e.g., supervision and mentorship of graduate students and other highly qualified personnel) in relevant fields.
  • The contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Ryerson recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to diverse experiences and knowledge, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions in their assessments.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Hong Yu, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin after January 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank applicants in advance for their applications; however, only applicants under consideration will be contacted about their candidacy.

It is critical to Ryerson’s success to remove barriers and correct the conditions of disadvantage in Canada for under-represented groups. For this reason, by separate communication we will be inviting all applicants to voluntarily complete an online Diversity Self-ID questionnaire. The information collected will remain confidential. The communication will provide details on who will have access to the data and how it will be used.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Laurie Shemavonian, M.Ed., HR Advisor, at [email protected]. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University, the city and the Indigenous community are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at [email protected].

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

Ryerson 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.