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Associate Dean - School of Business & Economics
Four Year Term
The School of Business and Economics is one of the most dynamic academic units at TRU with a rapidly expanding International student body. It offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate-level certificate, diploma, and degree programs in business and economics including an MBA. These programs are taught domestically and internationally using on-campus, on-line and blended delivery methods. SoBE is dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment in a culture of diversity enabling our students to achieve their full potential and be competitive in the workplace. We achieve this through quality education that is global in perspective, inclusive in spirit and accessible by design.
The incumbent is accountable for the efficient management of the School of Business and Economics business operations. The Associate Dean plays a key role in the development and crafting of the Schoolís strategic and business plans and is responsible for internal and external reporting. In addition, the incumbent is the liaison with the Universityís centralized service functions while managing operations, human resources and all procurement functions for the School. Special project work as assigned by the Dean is a significant part of the role and the incumbent is accountable to manage projects to completion independently. The Associate Dean will normally have a four-year term of office, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.
The Associate Dean (Operations) is tenured as an Associate, Full Professor or Senior, or Principal Lecturer in a business discipline at the start date of the appointment and possesses:
∑ A record of excellence in a university environment;
∑ Experience in policy development and the academic approval process;
∑ An extensive record of service including significant administrative contributions as a department chairperson, program coordinator, or in an equivalent capacity;
∑ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
∑ A strong commitment to collegiality and consensus building;
∑ The ability to handle situations that require diplomacy and confidentiality;
∑ Demonstrated ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others;
∑ Appropriate interpersonal skills to work strategically and cooperatively with others at all levels of the organization and with international partners;
∑ Strong diplomatic, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; and
∑ Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to set realistic goals and time lines and work independently to achieve these.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: February 4, 2013 to February 3, 2017
REVIEW DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed commencing January 17, 2013, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the Competition #13-500 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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- Please submit a separate application for each competition.
- Only attachments in the following formats will be accepted: Word (.doc, .docx), PDF, Text (.txt), Excel (.xls, .xlsx). Paper and/or faxed applications will no longer be considered.
- We wish to thank all applicants, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.