Education - Executive Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching

Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2012-12-03

Dalhousie University invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching, with the appointment to be effective as soon as possible and no later than July 2013.

Dalhousie University, one of Canada's leading universities, attracts high achieving, motivated and engaged students from around the world. The University provides a unique interactive and collaborative environment with diverse, challenging academic programs and career-oriented opportunities that inspire its students, faculty, staff and graduates to make significant contributions to the region, Canada and the world. With three campuses, over 18,000 students and more than 6,000 faculty and staff, Dalhousie is an integral part of city life in Halifax, a coastal city of almost 400,000. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012 and 2013. For further information about the University, please visit the website at

The mission of the Centre for Learning and Teaching is to lead in building an environment of academic excellence, with emphasis on the quality of learning and teaching, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, multiple delivery modes, innovation in classroom design, and provision of support to faculty members in building evidence-based scholarly educational practices. Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost and a member of the senior management team, the Executive Director will provide visionary leadership to the Centre's mission within the university context. This is a time of opportunity for the Executive Director to make a substantial contribution to the future of university education, as Dalhousie is currently engaged in a broad-sweeping academic visioning exercise to better position its academic programs and program delivery to prepare for the university education of 2020 and beyond.

The successful candidate will have a record of teaching excellence and demonstrated commitment to learning and teaching, substantial achievements in educational development and leadership, and a demonstrated record of successful management or administrative experience. A Masters or PhD in education or another relevant field, and a thorough knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning through evidence-based practice is required. Familiarity and engagement with the learning and teaching community nationally and internationally will be an asset. He or she will have thought deeply and creatively about the critical importance of learning and teaching in a modern university, and will be a persuasive advocate for learning and teaching at Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications, including curriculum vitae, letter of introduction and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate) should be submitted electronically in confidence to:

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