Dean, Faculty of Education, Community & Human Development
University of the Fraser Valley
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2020), which is a highly valued factor for the 1400 passionate professionals who work there. Students value the fact that UFV is large enough to offer variety, yet has small class sizes, so they can get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. The University offers more than 100 programs, including three master’s degrees, 17 bachelor’s degrees with majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 35 subject areas, four graduate certificates, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. The main campus of UFV is located in beautiful Abbotsford, British Colombia, with a second large campus in Chilliwack. There are also additional campuses locations in Mission and Hope, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.
The Faculty of Education, Community and Human Development (FECHD) is UFV’s newest Faculty resulting from a realignment of Departments from two existing Faculties: The Faculty of Access and Continuing Education (FACE) and the Faculty of Professional Studies. Departments to be housed within the FECHD are: Applied Business Technology, Upgrading and University Preparation, English Language Studies, Continuing Education, Assessment Services, Adult Education, Information Systems, Social Work and Human Service, Child, Youth and Family Studies, and Teacher Education.
UFV’s new integrated strategic plan entitled IYAQÁWTXW: House of Transformation speaks directly to UFV’s commitment to provide accessible and flexible opportunities to support personalized, lifelong learning. Bringing together these Departments under the administrative structure of FECHD creates exciting opportunities for synergies that support life-long learning, excellence and innovation in educational offerings to the students and communities, interdisciplinary programs, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and truth and reconciliation for Indigenous people.
UFV is seeking a collaborative and visionary leader to become the inaugural Dean, Faculty of Education, Community and Human Development. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President, Academic and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the Faculty of Education, Community & Human Development. The Dean is responsible for providing strategic leadership and executing on a shared vision for the faculty.
As the ideal candidate, you have proven experience in a leadership role within an academic setting and bring advanced skills in leading through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion. You show aptitude and inclination to engage in meaningful consultation and active listening, and to work toward consensus. You also have an outstanding record of teaching, and faculty- and student-focused support, in addition to a record of scholarly achievement commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
If you are interested in assuming this leadership role with UFV’s engaged and committed community of faculty, students and staff, please contact Katherine Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Debra Clinton (email@example.com), or submit your application online at: http://www.kbrs.ca/Career/14895.
Long before Canada was formed, the Stó:lō (people of the river) occupied the land on which UFV is located. They lived in the Fraser Valley and lower Fraser Canyon of British Columbia and they spoke Halq'eméylem, also known as the upriver dialect. UFV recognizes and honours the contribution that Aboriginal people have made — and continue to make — to our community. UFV supports Indigenous learners and seeks to incorporate indigenous ways of knowing in the curriculum.
University of the Fraser Valley is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
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