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Dean of Arts, Business, and Science

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 4, 2020
Type Full Time
Company University College of the North
Location The Pas, MB
Category Education/Administrative
Client University College of the North
Contact Information


Classification: Senior Officer 5

Full-Time Regular Position

Thompson, Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Indigenous learners and mature students.

The Position: UCN is seeking an outstanding and experienced leader to serve as Dean to manage all activities related to the Faculty of Arts, Business and Science. The position requires an individual with strong academic leadership experience preferably at the decanal level, as well as a record of teaching at the post-secondary level, conducting research and experience with technologically mediated learning in a distributed environment. The incumbent will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Indigenous cultures and northern Manitoba.


  • An earned doctorate degree from a recognized university is preferred, a combination of a graduate degree and related senior management and leadership experience in post-secondary education will be considered
  • A Master Degree in the Arts, Sciences, Business or a related field is required
  • Seven years demonstrated academic leadership and management experience, preferably in a post-secondary education environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance and working of collegial governance systems
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching, research and/or scholarly activity and a commitment to service are essential
  • Record of working effectively with Indigenous peoples and northern residents
  • Experience building strategic partnerships with other institutions, industry and/or communities and other key stakeholders
  • Leadership in program planning and implementation
  • Experience with managing students, a large staff complement and budgets in a complex multi-site environment
  • Professional communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player who inspires staff
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use information technology effectively
  • Crucial to this position is a demonstrated ability to understand diversity, cultural influences and issues specific to adult learners in northern communities.
  • Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures


  • The ability to speak an Indigenous language

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Drivers license as travel will be required

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters or references and copies of highest degree completed.

Applicants must demonstrate on their C.V. and cover letter how they meet the qualifications.

Representative Workforce is a factor in the selection process. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Competition Number:   20-026

Closing Date:    April 30, 2020; however, will remain open until filled

Salary Range:   Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Apply to:

University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources

P.O. Box 3000

The Pas MB R9A 1M7

Fax: (204) 623-4414

Email: (preferred format)


Download Dean of Arts, Business and Science – Executive Brief 2020


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba). Human Resources

will work with applicants who require accommodation during the application or the interview process.

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