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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Opportunities with the Institute

Faculty position: Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership

The Ivey Business School and the Faculty of Engineering at Western University, London, Ontario seek candidates for the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership. This endowed Chair is funded by a generous donation from Ian O. Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer and the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation and will support the integration of traditional engineering and business perspectives. The successful applicant will be appointed at the Ivey Business School with a cross appointment in the Faculty of Engineering.

The Chair will work closely with the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership to advance research in the areas of leader character, virtues, purpose-driven leadership, value-based engineering, and closely-related domains of leadership. The Chair will also be responsible for advancing programming and teaching of leadership and professional skills at the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership & Innovation.

Applicants will be considered for a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, or Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position is available to begin in July 2023, although an alternate start date may be arranged. The initial appointment for the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership will be a 5-year term, with a possibility of renewal.

We are seeking a scholarly educator who is a natural collaborator and relationship builder to become the inaugural Ihnatowycz Family Foundation Chair in Leadership. The creation of this Chair position will support a scholar and teacher in leading significant research projects, developing curricula and executive development offerings in the areas of leader character, virtues, purpose-driven leadership, value-based engineering, and closely-related domains of leadership. This prestigious faculty appointment will be integral to expanding the Institute’s work beyond
a business-only context, by establishing links with leaders from a broad a range of sectors and applying leader character in new settings. The Chair will also identify new opportunities for collaboration with academics at Western, across Canada and around the world.

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Staff position: Senior Operations Associate

Your passion for leadership and strength of character drives you to effectively manage various functions of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership (“Institute”). Working closely with the Executive Director and the Director, you play an integral role in building and maintaining awareness of the Institute and its focus on character-based leadership by providing strategic communications, including content creation, maintenance and management of the Institute’s website and social media platforms. Your strong leadership and project management skills allow you to smoothly execute multiple projects, activities and events throughout the year. 

The small details are never lost on you, allowing you to efficiently manage the multi-faceted components that comprise the Institute’s administration and operations, including budget management, and other activities as needed. You exercise character in all your interactions and collaborate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders. You are a creative and innovative individual that provides new ways to improve operational effectiveness and identifies new opportunities for the Institute. You are excited to support the Institute’s objectives and contribute to the achievement of its purpose, mission and vision. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Budget & Administration
  • Communications
  • Events and Conferences
  • Institute Operations

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