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
University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources
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.
For more information and other employment opportunities, visit www.ucn.ca.
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