The Dean and Vice President has oversight and responsibility for the strategies, planning, development, implementation and assessment of all academic policies and programs within the Faculty. The Dean and VP is accountable to the President and the Senate for the academic administration of the Faculty and is part of several key committees related to academic governance (Senate), financial governance (Board of Governors), academic personnel, and academic planning (including programs). Specifically, the Dean and VP is responsible for the academic goals of the Faculty; ensuring the academic activities of the Faculty are sound; making key academic decisions; creating a favorable image for the University and developing and maintaining external and government relationships. The Faculty Relations office is a key piece of the administrative structure of the Faculty in that this office manages all academic administration related to faculty recruitment, retention, promotion, and tenure, as well as administers faculty elections and committees.
The Manager, Faculty Relations is part of the administrative team in the Office of the Dean and Vice President and works closely with the other members of the administration to ensure that excellent service is provided by the Office. The Manager acts as an advisor to the Dean and VP (or delegate) and is responsible for ensuring that all academic appointments within the Faculty are done in accordance with all legislative and contractual agreements including the "Policy and Regulations with Respect to Academic Appointment, Tenure and Promotion". The Manager reports to the Director, Human Resources, FHS and is the primary contact for all departments, programs, and human resources related to Faculty Relations within the Faculty and provides information and training regarding faculty appointments and records. The Manager is responsible for orienting all new faculty and new committee members to university policies and procedures and trains staff and faculty on procedures related to tenure and promotion of faculty and academic reviews. The Manager reviews all documents regarding tenure and promotion and faculty leaves for accuracy and completeness. The Manager is accountable for the creation and maintenance of the official academic files for all faculty (full and part time) within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Manager is the first point of contact for all licensing and immigration queries related to faculty and works with counterparts at CIC, CPSO, Royal College to resolve issues, consulting with legal counsel when required.
The Manager, Faculty Relations is a strategic advisor to the Dean and VP (Or delegate) regarding processes and procedures relating to faculty appointments.
- This includes issues related to interpretation of the MUFA/CFA agreements, as well as special arrangements such as tenure and promotion appeals, grievances, retirement incentives.
- Reviews and investigates issues and prepares information and reports as required.
Acts as a Faculty expert and advisor on faculty recruitment policies, faculty pay, contracts, licensing and other associated processes and procedures.
- Provides in-depth advice related to the terms and conditions of employment governed by the "Policy and Regulations with Respect to Academic Appointment, Tenure and Promotion."
- Responsible for providing in-depth advice on recruitment policies, classification, compensation, and other contract matters with respect to faculty (full time and part time)
- Responsible for providing in-depth advice and assistance regarding CPSO academic licensing and Royal College academic certification. Responsible for investigating and resolving issues related to licensing/certification.
- Accountable for ensuring that faculty appointments and reappointments follow all contractual and legislative agreements.
- Responsible for the production and accuracy of all FI-IS academic appointment letters
Independently manages statistical human resources information on academic faculty including numbers in various appointment categories, clinical faculty, breakdowns by location, etc.
- Responsible for the preparation of reports relating to faculty for internal and external audiences
- Confirm accuracy of data with internal groups.
- Ensures that faculty data is accurately captured within the faculty database.
Independently manages the recruitment budget and processes for new faculty hires within FHS.
- Accountable for ensuring University policies are followed.
- Accountable for ensuring that legislative and contractual agreements are followed regarding advertising.
- Advises departments on questions related to payments of travel, moving and immigration expenses of new faculty members.
Responsible for providing advice and assistance in all matters involving faculty, including the recruitment process, promotion and tenure process, research and administrative leave eligibility, and all agreement matters.
- Provides advice and guidance to Dean and VP, Department Chairs and Department Administrators re: Faculty policy issues.
- Responsible for providing timely and accurate information to academic administrators regarding developments within the Faculty, University, the Senate, and the Board of Governors as they relate to faculty issues.
- Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Faculty Relations website, a source of information for faculty, administrators, and Chairs within the faculty.
- Organizes the orientation of new chairs and department administrators.
- Responsible for chairing monthly meeting of department academic coordinators to ensure they understand the processes related to faculty.
- Provides advice and guidance to Associate and Assistant Deans and Department Administrators regarding faculty policy issues.
- Responsible for providing educational opportunities for academic administrators to ensure they understand all processes related to faculty.
Accountable to produce all faculty appointment letters, faculty salary letters and other official faculty letters for faculty within Health Sciences and ensuring that faculty files are accurate and up to date.
Provides leadership to the Advisor, Faculty Relations, and the Faculty Relations Assistant.
- Ensures provision of services, establishes quality and quantity standards, formally appraises employee(s) performance, and deals with work-related issues.
Special Projects Coordination
- Research issues, writes reports, responses, briefs, and communications.
- Member of faculty and university committees (ad-hoc and standing)
Skills and Qualifications:
- University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving orientation.
- Ability to proactively manage a large and constantly fluctuating workload.
- Ability to gather complex data, compile information and prepare reports.
- Statistical analysis ability
- Exceptional and effective interpersonal, organizational, planning and communication (oral and written) skills.
- Diplomacy, tact, and discretion
- Excellent coordination abilities
- Excellent analytical and judgement skills
- Skill in examining operations and procedures and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
- In-depth understanding of the University operations and structure and in particular faculty related policies including legislative, contractual, Human Resources, University Senate and Board of Governors policies and procedures as they relate to faculty.
- In-depth understanding of immigration and licensing policies as they relate to faculty appointments.
- Ability to deal effectively with all members of the University community.
- Advanced computer skills for word processing, spread sheets, web design and databases.
At McMaster we believe in the ongoing cultivation of human potential, leveraging the diverse talents of our employees and recognizing that everyone can be a leader in their own role. McMaster’s core leadership capabilities are designed to nurture employee engagement through best people practices. All leaders will demonstrate these leadership capabilities:
Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $81,428.00-$122,142.00 per year
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
- Remote interview process
- Virtual meetings