Hours of Work (BCGEU):# of openings:
Hours Per Week (BCGEU):Pay Level:
14 – Administrative Salary Grid
Days of Work (BCGEU):Employment Type:
Full Time Term Contract
Internal Closing Date:
Open Till Filled
Regular travel between campuses is required.
External Closing Date:
Open Till Filled
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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THE OPPORTUNITY: ASSOCIATE DEAN, MELVILLE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Melville School of Business is inviting applications for an Associate Dean position at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). This position will be a three-year term with options to renew.
We are seeking an Associate Dean to join the team in helping shape the MSB and KPU during a period of continued dynamic growth and change. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean is an integral member of the Melville School of Business leadership team and will work closely with the Dean, Associate Deans and the Divisional Business Manager to provide strategic and day-to-day administrative and educational leadership to a group of diverse departments and disciplines.
This position is located on the Surrey campus, however, travel between campuses will be required. Partial remote working is also available.
KPU MELVILLE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS OVERVIEW:
KPU is a regionally focused, teaching-led, open access institution. Situated in Metro Vancouver, KPU is a multi-sector university offering a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs to over 20,000 students on five campuses in Surrey, Richmond and Langley.
On September 8, 2021, the School of Business was proud to accept a generous gift from George and Sylvia Melville and to rename our school to the Melville School of Business. The gift will support students with scholarships, bursaries and fund technological advancements in teaching and learning which will enhance the learning experience of our students. We are grateful to the Melvilles for their recognition of the quality business education we deliver.
The Melville School of Business is a dynamic, innovative and industry connected business school. KPU's Melville School of Business (MSB) is one of the largest business schools in Western Canada—consisting of 310 dedicated business faculty and over 7,300 business students and 2,000 students from other program areas across the university enrolled in business courses. We currently offer 22 programs with plans to expand in several discipline areas over the next two years. Awarded international accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), The School meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP and stands out as an internationally accredited business schools in B.C. In addition, the MSB is a proud signatory of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative and committed to completing the first Sharing Information on Progress report to be submitted later in 2022. More recently, the MSB has launched the Melville Business Strategy Internship program. The internship program provides an opportunity for soon to graduate business students to work in their discipline of study. The program also benefits employers by reducing the cost of hiring students and deepens the connection between the business community and post-secondary education.
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We seek an exceptional individual with demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and play a key leadership role in the Melville School of Business. The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in a related discipline required
Proven success in a leadership role with progressive responsibility
At least five years of teaching experience in a post-secondary environment is required, including significant committee work
Minimum five years progressive leadership experience. Experience in post-secondary academic leadership such as Department Head, Chair or Associate Dean roles is preferred
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction, analyze situations, and develop effective solutions
Demonstrated excellent communication, collaboration, and team building skills with an equity, diversity, and inclusivity perspective and approach and a record of effective working relationships
Demonstrated ability to build leadership capacity in the Faculty by hiring, mentoring, and coaching faculty
Ability to respond well to working under pressure and resolve complex issues in an effective manner
Knowledge of academic programs, and a commitment to academic excellence; ability to advance the quality and content of programs, courses, initiatives and the student learning experience; budgeting; strategic planning
Strong organizational skills applicable to operational and logistical tasks
Experience developing and implementing new programs an asset
Knowledge of faculty management processes and a demonstrated ability to set a tone of support and respect
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To indicate your interest in this position, please apply via the KPU Career Centre. Please include an application cover letter and current resume in order to be considered for this opportunity.
A review of candidates will begin on April 5, 2022, however, this position will remain open until filled.
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