Dean, College of Continuing Education
Located in the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the traditional, unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, Dalhousie University is a truly national and international institution, and a driver of Atlantic Canada’s intellectual, social, and economic development. As one of Dalhousie’s 13 faculties, the College of Continuing Education delivers a broad spectrum of innovative educational programs that prepare students for success in both academic and professional careers, and that expand capacity in communities and organizations. The College includes nearly 50 program areas where students benefit from the real world experiences of a local and extended network of 250 leading practitioners, professionals and academics, who inspire students to realize their ambitions.
Dalhousie University is seeking a new Dean, College of Continuing Education to provide inspiration and leadership to students, faculty, and staff, while promoting the College as a hub of lifelong learning. The Dean will implement a new strategic plan and vision, steer the activities of the College, maintain and create innovative programs, and develop faculty and staff, all with attention to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. External relationships are key to the College, and the Dean will build and maintain strong and productive partnerships with community groups, industry, all levels of government, and other universities and colleges. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards, integrity, effectiveness and efficiency of the academic enterprise, contributing to fundraising efforts, aligning the financial operations of the College with its academic mission, and fostering a collegial and respectful environment.
As the successful candidate, you have a record that demonstrates a deep commitment to expanding educational opportunities, lifelong learning and community engagement, and experience as a senior leader in a complex organization. You have an appreciation for the higher education environment, are able to foster excellence in teaching and research, and engage meaningfully with a diverse student body. You bring a dynamic and entrepreneurial leadership style, a track record of embracing and leveraging technology and innovation in the pursuit of excellence and growth, and are an outstanding communicator and community builder. As the ideal candidate, you hold an advanced degree, have business and financial acumen, and embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately. Nominations or applications should be submitted in confidence to Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be submitted online at www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15118. A complete application will include a Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.