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Associate Dean - School of Social Work & Human Service
Full-time, 4-year Term Appointment with potential for renewal
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 40 years of excellence in postsecondary education and training. The spectacular main campus is located in Kamloops (pop. 85,000); a prosperous city located just a 4 hour drive from Vancouver and in the heart of the southern BC interior, offering world class tourism and recreation, over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, and excellent cultural, social and economic opportunities. The university also operates a regional campus in Williams Lake.
Almost 13,000 students attend TRUís programs on the two campuses each year, including over 1,400 international students from about 71 countries and over 1600 First Nations/Aboriginal students. Another 10,000 students register for distance and on-line courses. TRU offers a broad range of program options, including undergraduate and graduate university degrees, career diplomas and certificates, trades training, and university preparation. For more information, go to www.tru.ca. TRUís strategic plan is available at: www.tru.ca/president/strategic_plan.html.
TRU seeks a strong, innovative leader to guide the School of Social Work and Human Service. The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Human, Social, and Educational Development and is accountable for the administration of the Schoolís academic, research, teaching, and service activities, as well as its budget and planning processes. The Associate Dean will also be responsible for providing academic and operational leadership to the programs within the School of Social Work and Human Service. As a member of the Facultyís senior leadership team, the Associate Dean will serve as an advocate for both the Faculty and the University, and contribute to the development and implementation of institutional goals and priorities. The Associate Dean is also responsible for representing the School locally, regionally, provincially, and nationally.
The School of Social Work and Human Service offers a wide range of academic programs to approximately 250 students on two campuses and more than 100 students through Open Learning. Programs include the Social Service Worker Certificate (offered through Open Learning), the Human Service Diploma, the Bachelor of Social Work Degree, and the Child and Youth Mental Health Graduate Certificate (offered through Open Learning).
The School of Social Work and Human Service programs prepare competent practitioners to provide service and leadership within regional, national, and global contexts to achieve social justice, respect for diversity, and social change. Our graduates work in collaborative and anti-oppressive ways across a full range of service and professional positions to promote positive and progressive social change. The School is committed to learner-centred education that identifies and eradicates barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential, and that integrates and incorporates Aboriginal perspectives.
For more information about the School of Social Work and Human Service, please consult the website at: http://www.tru.ca/hse
∑ Have a strong record as a scholar, teacher, and member of the profession and demonstrate successful leadership and management in an academic setting
∑ Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the challenges to high-quality education and research and possess the interpersonal skills required to support effective communication between all stakeholders
∑ Hold a Masterís degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. (preferably in Social Work)
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017
REVIEW DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed commencing November 9, 2012, and may continue until position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.
Please forward applications via e-mail to email@example.com, quoting the Competition #12-542 in the subject line. Include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, the names and full contact information for three (3) referees, and copies of all university transcripts.
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