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Associate Dean--Health Cluster, Community & Liberal Studies, Sheridan College

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted
Employee Group: Administrative
Payband: 12A
Campus: Davis Campus (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)
Salary Range:  $84,206-$112,274
Reference #: 10/A/16     

Application Deadline: Open till filled

Note:  Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence.  This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment.  

Reporting to the Dean, School of Community and Liberal Studies, the incumbent will be responsible for providing academic leadership to the faculty, staff and students in a number of specified programs that are part of the Health cluster in the School of Community and Liberal Studies. The Associate Dean supervises the quality and delivery of post-secondary programs within the School. This includes planning and administration of resources, monitoring and development of academic quality, review and development of curriculum and programs, applied research initiatives and development of non-traditional funding opportunities.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Providing academic leadership in the implementation of new academic programs and the ongoing review of existing programs to ensure the reflection of ministry standards, emerging needs, changing technology, economic and market influences and employment standards;
  • Liaising on a local, provincial, national and international level to research, develop and nurture appropriate alliances/partnerships/linkages/ventures with the local community, governments, educational institutions, business and industry;
  • Ensuring the development of a strong identity, a positive reputation and a clear sense of mandate and direction within the School/department through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are responsive to Sheridan’s strategic direction;
  • Actively participating in the development and implementation of the School strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the college; creates a plan for programs and courses in his/her area of responsibility consistent with the strategic direction of Sheridan and the School; identifies areas for growth and sets priorities for development;
  • Ensuring that the objectives of programs and courses are met through effective supervision of the teaching and learning processes, effective market research and analysis and maintenance of close contacts with business/industry and program Advisory Committees;
  • Working as a member of the School team to ensure a high level of service to students and faculty; ensures the smooth and positive functioning of the department through the identification, mediation and resolution of any conflicts involving students, faculty or staff;
  • Establishing workload assignments and maintaining a high level of performance through effective recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, evaluating and training of a faculty and staff team;
  • Managing a variety of complex programs that include non-post secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, applied degree as well as related labs, clinics and facilities;
  • Managing fiscal and physical resources for programs, including maximizing annual budgets and reviewing equipment needs and facilities;
  • Developing non-traditional funding initiatives and creating recommendations for enrolment targets;
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate must possess an advanced degree in a field related to one of the program areas or in education (Master’s required, Ph.D. preferred).  A minimum of seven years experience working in a post-secondary educational environment and/or significant management leadership experience in the public sector is essential.  The successful candidate will have strong connections to anyone of the health related programs in this cluster and an understanding of emerging trends and issues.  The incumbent will have a sound understanding of the challenges involved in the provision of relevant postsecondary education today and in the future.  Excellent leadership, team-building, communications, interpersonal, organizational, project and time management skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities is required.  He/She will be committed to team decision making and operations management as well as to ensuring an environment of education and employment equity; broad understanding of cultural diversity and needs of special populations.  The incumbent will have a strong understanding of Information Technology in a PC environment, familiarity with FIS and SIS systems.  Training in Workplace Health and Safety responsibilities is required.  Experience in postsecondary teaching and in curriculum development and design are considered an asset.  

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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.