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Associate Dean, Schulich School of Education

Nipissing University

Associate Dean, Schulich School of Education

Nipissing University

Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands within the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.

Nipissing University invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Schulich School of Education. The Associate Dean will have an important role in the implementation of the new strategic and academic plans. The Schulich School of Education has a 100+ year old reputation of developing quality educators through innovative pre-service, in-service, and graduate programs. The Schulich School of Education emphasizes inclusivity and diversity in Canadian culture and sustains its reputation by promoting continuous professional growth and academic excellence, especially through its MEd and PhD programs.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies, the Associate Dean, Schulich School of Education is a key member of the University’s management team and plays a pivotal leadership role in the development of undergraduate and graduate education programming and research at Nipissing University. The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Schulich School of Education’s programs, including the Bachelor of Education program, the Indigenous Teacher Education Programs, the School of Physical and Health Education and the Master of Education and PhD Education programs. The new Associate Dean will provide strategic academic leadership for all programs in the Schulich School of Education and will support the Dean in the development and achievement of academic goals and objectives. The Associate Dean will be committed to Truth and Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion which is evident in all aspects of their leadership style, decision-making, and interactions.

To fill the role of Associate Dean, Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University is seeking an established scholar and intellectual leader with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide energetic and dynamic leadership. The new Associate Dean will encourage innovative research and teaching across all programs, will promote the faculty inside and outside the university, and will foster and develop partnerships to meet the educational, research and innovation agenda of the University and the North Bay region.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in education or a relevant field, an established research program, and at least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a university environment. Current or prior registration as a certified/licensed teacher would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have superior analytical, organizational, managerial, and leadership skills, with the ability to see the bigger picture for the long-term benefit of the School and the University.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest outlining their leadership philosophy and curriculum vitae by 4:00 p.m. on July 12, 2024, to The ideal start date for this position is September 1, 2024.

Nipissing University is located in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), in the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and the Nipissing First Nation Traditional Territory and the traditional territory of the Anishinabek. Situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield Forest, our campus is a comfortable three-and-a-half-hour drive from either Toronto or Ottawa. North Bay is a growing city with a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities.

Learn more about North Bay, Ontario by visiting the @cityofnorthbay YouTube channel here: The City of North Bay.

Nipissing University is known for its excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and a range of professional programs. The School of Graduate Studies includes programs in history, sociology, education, environmental science/studies, kinesiology, and mathematics. In “Pathways: Our Commitments to Water, Land, and People”, Nipissing University has committed to: fulfilling our responsibility to truth and reconciliation; nurturing our relationship with water, land and place; embodying harmony and care; inspiring growth and development; building sustainable futures; and, celebrating who we are. Nipissing’s renowned focus on student success and experience has translated into top rankings nationally in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. An academic environment that provides close student-faculty interaction, innovative approaches to learning, and a strong research culture is an enduring strength of Nipissing.

Access and equity continue to be longstanding priorities, providing interventions and support for students who might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education. Nipissing welcomes a number of first-generation students, as well as students with disabilities with focused supports.

Nipissing’s faculty and staff are committed to decolonization and reconciliation and provide a supportive environment for Indigenous students enrolled at the University. Our campus is located in a region home to 7,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit residents, many of whom choose to study at Nipissing University. As a public university located on the traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation and on the lands within the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, Nipissing University is bound to advance knowledge and be a good guest on this land.

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a cover letter from Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQI+ and racialized minorities.

Nipissing University must gather information from applicants to determine eligibility to work in Canada. Please include a statement in your application to identify whether you are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or are otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.

Nipissing University will provide accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at

The search committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.