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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts


KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.
  
JOB OVERVIEW: ASSOCIATE DEAN, FACULTY OF ARTS
This position reports to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and is located at our Surrey Campus.

The Associate Dean is an integral member of the Faculty of Arts leadership team, working closely with the Dean and Associate Dean colleagues to provide strategic and day-to-day administrative and educational leadership to 22 diverse departments and disciplines in Arts as well as collaborative partnerships across the university.

The Associate Dean will be appointed for a five-year term with potential for renewal for an additional five-year term.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  •  A Ph.D. or a terminal degree in an Arts or Arts related discipline is preferred. A Master’s degree is a minimum requirement.
  • At least five (5) years of teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, including demonstrated committee work and leadership experience.
  • Experience working in a teaching-intensive post-secondary institution is an asset.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is preferred.


COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction, analyze situations, and develop effective solutions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills in a complex environment and a record of effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture of diversity, inclusion, decolonization and indigenization.
  • Demonstrated ability to build leadership capacity in the Faculty by hiring, mentoring, and coaching faculty.
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence; ability to advance the quality and content of programs, courses, initiatives and the student learning experience.
  • Strong organizational skills applicable to operational and logistical tasks,
  • Knowledge of faculty management processes and a demonstrated ability to set a tone of support and respect.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship initiatives.
  • Involvement in external partnerships
  • Intercampus travel is required, possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred.


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Resume review will take place on April 17th.
Salary Information
The compensation range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary (as listed above) for a position.  Approximately halfway between the minimum and the maximum represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience for the position.  In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and approximately halfway of the salary range for a job. Annual salary increases are available through participation in the Administrative Performance Management program

Why Join the Faculty of Arts?

  • Dynamic environment with new ideas
  •  Strong sense of community and connection
  • Mix of practical and theoretical programming
  • Teaching-centered focus, small classes
  • Large faculty with a wide variety of disciplines
  • Training opportunities, offering challenge and growth in an authentic way
  • Opportunities to interact and learn from each other
  • Programs offer students a chance to grow and learn, and we get to be a part of that!


Why Join KPU?

  • Recognized as one of B.C.'s Top Employers  
  • KPU is committed to actively fostering an equitable and inclusive working environment
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Hybrid environment, flexible work around core hours
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan – College Pension Plan
  • Extended Medical, Dental, Healthcare Spending Account, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Optional Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Travel Assistance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, Teledoc
  • Professional Development Days: up to 10 days paid per year
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Generous vacation package
  • Campus work environment, outdoor sitting areas and nearby walking trails
  • Campus athletic and fitness centers with a variety of instructor-led classes
  • Tuition waiver program – eligible to waive tuition costs of courses at KPU equivalent to 3 credits per semester
  • Inhouse training and development
  • Networking and social events such as KPU Day, Holiday Social etc.
  • Intercampus shuttle
  • Access to automotive, horticulture, brewery and other programs’ services
  • Clubs: Jeopardy, Toastmasters, E-sports, Ted Talks etc.
  • Library and Bookstore (discounts)  
  • **Benefits may vary if the position is temporary or part-time**


Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?
We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note to Applicants:  Please submit your resume for this position.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at humanresources@kpu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.  

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