Dean - Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

Capilano University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2014-04-15

Dean, Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

POST: Monday, April 14, 2014
CLOSE: Monday, May 12, 2014

Position Type: Regular Full-time
Pay Group: A3
Location: North Vancouver Campus
Salary: $98,204 - $115,623 per annum

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

Capilano University strives to instill knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes to enable our students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world. Capilano University was founded as a college in 1968, and opened its permanent campus in 1973. In 2008, the provincial government changed Capilano College's designation to Capilano University. The institution has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. Capilano University is well known for providing a solid academic foundation and is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to student and provincial demand.

We offer a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, diplomas, certificates and statements of completion.

The Faculty of Business and Professional Studies offers university courses in the areas of Business, Communications and Legal Studies. Degrees include Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal).

Our main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world. Capilano University also has regional campuses in Squamish and Sechelt that serve the communities of Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast. The total number of students enrolled in credit programs totals approximately 7,500. An additional 7,000 students register in non-credit courses each year. At Capilano University, students are safe, comfortable and challenged, and find the individual attention that can make a difference to their achievements. It is our goal to ensure that our students come first - not only at Capilano, but in all of their pursuits. For more information, go to

The Faculty of Business and Professional Studies Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of this Faculty, and is responsible for all operational decisions/communications concerning this Faculty including budget, planning and maintenance, planning and curriculum design, general operations, personnel management, strategic planning, mission fulfillment, and future development. The Dean oversees the performance of chairs, coordinators, conveners, and other direct reports, and oversees the learning outcomes and teaching accomplishments of this Faculty. As an integral member of the executive leadership group, the Dean serves in the Senate and on a wide variety of management and governance committees. The Dean reports to the Vice President, Academic and Provost.

The successful candidate will come to Capilano University with a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of expertise, extensive teaching experience in business and professional studies or other related fields, significant post-secondary administrative experience, outstanding leadership skills, and a lived commitment to the values, goals, and mandates of a teaching and learning focused institution. Our next Dean will continue to be dedicated to collaboration, communication, and consultation, as well as outcomes-driven teaching and evidence-based learning. Essential to this position will be the ability to envision a twenty-first century future for business and professional studies within an increasingly integrative, interdisciplinary, and interdependent academic environment.

Should you be interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your up-to-date CV, a letter of introduction and any supporting documents via Capilano University's posting at: or by emailing Melissa Nichol at


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