Senior Research Professional, Business & Leadership

Employment opportunity number
HR 21.01
School of Business & Leadership, Applied Science & Management
$40.49 to $48.20 per hour. Based on 75 hours bi-weekly.
Term position from May 1, 2021 (or earlier) to March 31, 2024
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Closing date

YukonU’s Bachelor of Business Administration Program is committed to creating and sharing knowledge that helps us understand the world around us. We are excited by opportunities to solve unique northern business problems. We are dedicated to supporting local innovation, increasing student research capacity, and building a stronger, more resilient north, where we all thrive together.

Reporting to Chair of Business and Leadership, the Senior Research Professional is responsible for the development and implementation of research projects that emanate from business topics and theories. Projects should align with Yukon University’s Strategic Directions and values, build northern capacity, and address northern needs and issues.

As the Senior Research Professional in Business Administration, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of northern business research projects at Yukon University.  The ideal candidate will have a relevant degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Management, or related area, preferably at the PhD level, combined with experience in project coordination, gained in an appropriate professional environment such as a university, research institute, or government department.

If you have strong communication, inter-personal, organizational, problem-solving, critical-thinking, time management, and creative skills, and a demonstrated ability to initiate actions, lead a research team and work with minimal supervision, please apply.  Conditions of employment include the ability to occasionally travel to Yukon communities and conferences.

The Department of Applied Science and Management at Yukon University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.  We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment.  To apply, please submit the following information to Human Resources for review by the selection committee:

• A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae;
• A statement of research interests;
• A statement detailing how your research has supported the success of students from diverse backgrounds;
The names and contact information of three references who may be contacted by the selection committee.

For additional information please contact:
Rodney Hulstein, Chair, School of Business & Leadership
Applied Science & Management
Phone: 867-668-8703


Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.