Dean - Academic & Career Preparation

Vancouver Island University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-11-01

At Vancouver Island University, it's easy to love where you work.

Situated on mid-Vancouver Island, with spectacular views of BC's coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a dynamic university supporting a student population of more than 18,000 learners and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs-from academic undergraduate and master's to applied, career/technical, vocational and developmental-designed for regional, national and international students. VIU is particularly proud of its role in Aboriginal education and is dedicated to advancing student success in this area. As we enter an exciting new phase of our history, VIU seeks applications for the position:

Dean, Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation
Competition #12-1022

This regular, full-time appointment will be made as soon as possible.

In a complex academic environment that delivers a variety of subject areas, the Dean is the senior administrator and Chair of the Faculty. The Dean is responsible for managing the academic, personnel, financial, and research activities of the Faculty in consultation with the departments and programs within the Faculty. The Dean provides leadership to the Faculty and support for those leading units within the Faculty. This includes creating and sustaining an innovative environment in which the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the University are brought to life. As a member of the senior administrative team of the University, and as a member of the University Senate, the Dean is also expected to be a contributor to promoting the vision and mission of the University, as well as devising strategies to carry those out within the Faculty. The Dean provides leadership and oversight in teaching excellence, curriculum development and faculty development, and allocates resources to support institutional and Faculty goals. The Dean works collaboratively with the Faculty Chairs and faculty from all campuses, with University-wide governance bodies, and with the other Deans, Directors, and Vice-Presidents, and reports to the Provost and Vice-President Academic. Through formal and informal relationships, the Dean collaborates with Aboriginal community stakeholders, literacy agencies, and other community groups. The Dean also collaborates with VIU's regional campuses to meet students' program needs.

To learn more about this career opportunity, visit to access information about this job posting and VIU's online application system. The posting period for this career opportunity will remain open until November 28, 2012. Requests for information or assistance can be directed to


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