Assistant Professor, Risk Management

Department of Decision Sciences

(Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment)

School of Business

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world!

The Opportunity

The Department of Decision Sciences in the School of Business invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Risk Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

Our department is one of the few departments with an academic program in Insurance and Risk Management across Canada. You will oversee this program and teach our existing courses in insurance and risk management and in decision sciences, and help develop additional courses in this area. You are expected to maintain an ongoing program of academic research in risk management or a related field in decision sciences. As a faculty member in the discipline, you are expected to be active in building and fostering relationships with stakeholders in the insurance industry.


You will hold a Ph.D. in risk management, actuarial sciences, applied economics, management science, decision science, or a closely related field. You should demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program in areas related to, but not limited to, risk management, insurance, actuarial science, data science, or management science. Candidates with professional/industry experience in insurance and risk management, especially in the Canadian context, will be highly desirable.

You should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including your teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, and a sample of your research work. In your application, please provide the names of three referees. If you are shortlisted, we will ask for detailed references from your referees and for academic transcripts from the institution where you completed your degrees. 

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Rohit Jindal, Chair, Department of Decision Sciences ( Contact information and further information about the Department can be found at:

How to Apply:

To apply, go to and select the job posting (22.10.243). If you require assistance, please contact us at

A review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serves as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact and we will support you to the best of our ability.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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