• Associate Dean, Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships

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    Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
    Employee Group: Administrative
    Campus:  Davis & Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
    Payband: NO
    Reference Number: 18/A/107

    Hiring Range:$122,995 - $130,682

    Salary Range:$122,995 - $153,744
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Application Details: Screening of applicants to begin week of Monday November 26, 2018

    Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, the incumbent will be responsible for providing leadership to the faculty, staff and students in specified programs.  The incumbent works with faculty to ensure the continued currency, vibrancy, and high quality of programs within the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships in program areas including: Post-Secondary (Electrician, Welding, Plumbing, Tool and Die Maker and Tool Making), Apprenticeships and Dual Credit. This includes planning and administration of resources, rapid review and development of curriculum, development of strong partnerships with industry as well as internal departments and stakeholders, support for creative and engaging teaching and learning methods, collaboration with other Faculties and internal stakeholders on inter professional curriculum and student projects, providing support for faculty with research initiatives, and integration of applied research into the curriculum.


    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Providing academic leadership in the development, delivery of specified programs in the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships;
    • Hiring high quality full and part-time faculty and negotiating in regard to Standard Workload Forms and part-time contracts;
    • Ensuring that program outcomes are achieved through effective leadership of quickly changing curriculum and engaging teaching and learning practices;
    • Ensuring the development of a strong identity, a positive reputation and a clear sense of mandate and direction within the programs through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current, effective, relevant to student needs and consistent with the strategic direction of the College;
    • Facilitating the development of a sense of accountability and commitment to shared responsibility among the faculty and staff of the programs, in particular with regard to the development and administration of the School budget, and the effective and efficient allocation of resources to address both immediate operational requirements and longer term priorities of the programs;
    • Ensuring students receive effective advisement and support; ensuring the smooth and positive functioning of the programs through the identification, mediation and resolution of any conflicts involving students, faculty or staff;
    • Providing leadership to ensure a high quality of teaching, and faculty commitment to professional development;
    • Maintaining a high level of performance through effective recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and evaluating of faculty and staff;
    • Working with Professional Advisory Committees and Faculty to ensure currency of curriculum;
    • Working with Faculty to provide support for research initiatives and research centres;
    • Developing program budgets and enrolment plans in conjunction with the Dean, Manager, Finance and Business Operations and Faculty leadership team, and managing both to ensure the provision of appropriate facilities and resources;
    • Implementing a flexible, responsive Faculty academic plan as part of the academic planning process of the college.




    The successful candidate must possess an advanced degree (Master’s required) and a solid understanding of the trades industry in Ontario and its issues and trends. A minimum of 7 years of experience in a post-secondary educational environment and/or significant management/leadership experience in a related field (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). The incumbent must possess excellent leadership, teambuilding, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and management skills.  Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously, as well as demonstrated creative problem-solving skills are essential. The incumbent will have a broad understanding of cultural diversity, be self-directed, committed to a team model of decision-making and operations management, and committed to ensuring an environment of education and employment equity. Teaching experience, curriculum development and design will be considered an asset. Industry experience will be considered an asset.



    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com



    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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