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Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics

Thompson Rivers University

School Overview
The School of Business and Economics (SoBE) offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate-level certificate, diploma, and degree programs in business and economics. These programs are taught domestically and internationally using campus, on-line and blended delivery methods. SoBE is dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment in a culture of diversity, enabling our students to achieve their full potential and be competitive in the workplace.

Position Overview
The Associate Dean is responsible for management and supervisory functions as assigned by the Dean including the academic coordination of programs, faculty and student affairs, and research. The Associate Dean participates in all governance meetings of the Faculty such as the Faculty Council and the Chairs' group and liaises with the other university offices in the coordination of degree and research programs. The Associate Dean is a member of the School's senior leadership team. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean and provides support in the management of the School of Business and Economics. This appointment is for a four-year renewable term and appointment as a tenured faculty member.

Detailed Position Description
The Associate Dean is responsible for administrative support to the Dean. Duties include the following:

*Ensures that academic standards in teaching, student support and research are maintained
*Liaises with the Director of Open Learning about all OL student academic accommodations and appeals and other academic oversight
*Coordinates and facilitates the development of new undergraduate and graduate programs
*Responsible for formal program and course reviews
*Ensures that the provisions of the Collective Agreement are administered correctly and in accordance with administrative policies and regulations
*Works with the Dean on the development and ongoing review of the Faculty's strategic plan and on setting goals and objectives for the School
*On behalf of the Dean, may represents the School to external agencies and to the community in general
*May attend senior administrative meetings on behalf of the Dean
*Working with the Dean, will facilitate accreditation, articulation, study abroad and partnership arrangements

Required qualifications:

*professional profile suitable for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor
*completed doctoral degree in a relevant discipline

Preferred qualifications:

*a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship of teaching and professional activity
*substantial track record in research
*a record of successful graduate student supervision
*an extensive record of service including significant administrative contributions in a leadership role
*excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*a strong commitment to collegiality and consensus building across organizational, disciplinary, and program boundaries
*the ability to make difficult decisions and handle situations that require diplomacy and confidentiality
*experience in curriculum, policy development and the academic approval and program review process
*experience in multi-modal delivery (face-to-face, blended, online, and distance learning) of educational programming and demonstrated appreciation for open educational practices
*experience assessing, mitigating, and managing risk in the development and execution of articulation agreements, study abroad programs and external partnerships
*experience managing in a unionized environment (e.g. employee recruitment and selection, evaluation, conflict resolution, contract negotiation, and the grievance process)

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