• Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

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    Sheridan College

    Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology


    Sheridan’s mission is to deliver a premier, purposeful educational experience in an environment renowned for creativity and innovation. Founded in 1967, Sheridan is one of Canada’s top diploma- and degree-granting polytechnic institutes and an award-winning school attracting students from across the country and around the world.  A leader in providing skills-based educational programming that combines theory with experiential learning, Sheridan prepares students for careers in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades. Since attaining degree-granting status in 2003, Sheridan has grown its portfolio of degree programs to 25 currently, with plans to further develop in this area. Sheridan serves approximately 23,000 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on its campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.


    The Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST) provides leadership at both strategic and operational levels, balancing and aligning the vision, objectives and planning of the Faculty with those of the institution.  The Faculty provides a purposeful post-secondary education, as well as practical, hands-on learning opportunities that can be carried from the classroom to the workforce. FAST offers high-intensity and industry-renowned programs, and is comprised of the following five Schools: School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Technology, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, School of Applied Computing, and the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship.  The Dean is responsible for advancing excellence in teaching and learning, and for development, delivery and ongoing quality review of innovative programs and initiatives.  The Dean collaborates with other campus leaders and Deans to ensure Sheridan’s continuous improvement and evolution of a range of programs and services that meet the needs of students, effectively managing resources to support them.  The Dean develops and maintains partnerships with external constituencies to continue to represent the interests and build the profile of Sheridan, the Faculty and its programs.


    The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned and strategic academic leader preferably with a PhD and in a related technical discipline, as well as a particular strength in building collaborative partnerships and professional networks. The successful candidate has significant experience managing in a professional/technical discipline coupled with experience in resource stewardship including fiscal, physical and human resources.  Knowledge of the post-secondary education environment is highly desirable.  The new Dean will bring outstanding communications skills and a track record of successful management in a large, complex organization, as well as well-defined relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively in a highly collegial environment.


    Sheridan is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Sheridan College throughout the recruitment process.

    Consideration of candidates will begin in late June of 2018. Inquiries and/or applications (a c.v. and cover letter) should be directed, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at sheridandean@odgersberndtson.com.


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