Business - Dean (Gerald Schwartz School of Business)

St. Francis Xavier University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2012-12-21

St. Francis Xavier University, one of Canada's leading primarily undergraduate universities, is seeking a Dean, Gerald Schwartz School of Business, with appointment expected July 1, 2013.

The University prides itself on the excellence of its teaching and research, the strength of its traditions, the success of its graduates, and its strong commitment to community partnerships and social justice.

The Gerald Schwartz School of Business is home to 800 students and 24 faculty. The School offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Information Systems. Students can major in accounting, finance, leadership, marketing, enterprise development , information systems, enterprise systems and IT management. A thesis-based honours program and a co-op option are also offered. The Gerald Schwartz School of Business is committed to developing and enhancing innovative partnerships with industry, courses and programs that integrate leading edge management practices and information systems, expanded out-placement possibilities and international opportunities for students and faculty.

The Dean will work with senior colleagues and faculty to expand and promote a progressive academic program aimed at continuing to attract the highest quality students and faculty while forging new external partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally. The School is looking for someone to lead and assist its faculty in their objective of preparing graduates for key roles in the global, knowledge-based economy and producing leaders in the field of business and in the world of community. The Dean will inspire and enrich top quality research and outreach, continuing the tradition of teaching excellence.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of leadership and academic accomplishment in teaching and scholarship, as well as an ability to work effectively and imaginatively in a collegial environment. The successful candidate will bring a collaborative approach with a proven capacity to build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.

St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principles of employment equity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to Lois Dyer Mann at Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette by email at

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette will begin considering applications January 31st, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.


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