Sheridan College

Associate Dean (Temporary)

Job Description


Faculty/Department:  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Davis Campus (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NO
Reference Number: 17/A/42

Salary Range: $118,509.00 - $148,137.00
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Initial screening September 22, 2017.
Application Details: This is a temporary position that may continue up to January 1, 2019.

Reporting to the Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Associate Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty, staff and students in a number of specified programs in the School of Social and Life Sciences within the Faculty. This includes leading the development, delivery and review of programs and supervision of teaching and learning processes within the School to ensure quality and relevancy of program outcomes. It also includes the planning and administration of resources and the development of industry partnerships and initiatives in collaboration with other departments within the Faculty and College.


The Associate Dean plays a key role in attracting and developing talent, creating an engaging work environment and managing performance to ensure faculty commitment to quality teaching, professional development and currency in their discipline. He/she contributes to building a strong identity, positive reputation and a clear sense of direction of programs through educational objectives that are current with industry and community (including Program Advisory Committees and Applied Research projects), effective, relevant to student needs and consistent with the Faculty and College strategic direction.



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing academic leadership in the visioning, development, delivery, and ongoing review / modification of existing programs, to ensure quality and reflection of emerging needs, economy, technology changes, market and demographic influences, industry initiatives and employment standards;
  • Ensuring the development of a strong identity, a positive reputation and a clear sense of mandate and direction within the Faculty;
  • Reviewing program and course outcomes to ensure objectives are achieved through effective, collaborative leadership and supervision of the teaching and learning processes;
  • Liaising on local, provincial, national and international levels to research and develop appropriate linkages or partnerships to ensure appropriate programs and services are delivered;
  • Developing successful student advisement and communications systems within the Faculty;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to manage fiscal and human resources, including development of program budgets and enrolment plans;
  • Maintaining a high level of department performance through effective recruitment, selection, development, performance management and evaluation of fulltime and part time faculty and staff in their program cluster;
  • Providing advice and direction to faculty, staff and students;
  • Fostering an effective and participative environment for faculty, staff and students in the teaching /learning process and is accountable for engaging all in the academic community;
  • Leading and participating on various internal and external committees.




The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree (Ph. D. preferred) in Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences or related subject, with a minimum of seven years of experience in a post-secondary educational environment with significant management/leadership experience or progressive work experience in the field of Humanities and/or Social Sciences (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching, curriculum development and design, and must possess excellent leadership, teambuilding, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and management skills. Experience in financial budgeting, management and reporting is required. Familiarity with educational technology is preferred. Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously, as well as demonstrated creative problem-solving skills are essential. The incumbent will be self-directed and committed to a collaborative and collegial working environment.  A strong understanding of emerging trends and issues in postsecondary education would be an asset. The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of and commitment to ensuring an environment of education and employment equity as well as a broad understanding of cultural diversity and needs of special populations.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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