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Title Chair – School of Dental Health
Division Faculty of Community Services and Health Sciences
Category Administrative Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $84,200 – $112,266
Band Chair 12
Campus Waterfront
Effective Date ASAP
Duties Situated in the midst of Canada’s largest and most diverse health care market, George Brown College’s Centre for Health Sciences resides in a new purpose-built campus at Toronto’s waterfront that acts as a beacon for an innovative, practical and inter-professional approach to health care education. 
Reporting to the Director, Centre for Health Sciences, the Chair, School of Dental Health provides academic and administrative leadership including supervision and direction to faculty, staff and students for 5 full-time programs: Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Restorative Dental Hygiene, Denturism and Dental Technology. The incumbent is responsible for overall administration of academic programs including planning, development, delivery and on-going review of programs and service operations; providing leadership and management of academic policies, practices and appeals; and ensuring that programs are aligned to meet student and industry needs, partnership expectations and George Brown College’s key strategic objectives. The incumbent:
  • Works collaboratively as part of the division’s administrative team in the development and implementation of programming and services; ensures academic program development, planning and review is on-going and meets the needs of stakeholders and that the objectives of the programs and courses offered by the Schools are met through effective management of the teaching and learning processes. Examples of ongoing objectives/recommendations to be met include KPI (Key Performance Indicators) goals/objectives, program review recommendations, Ministry standards and professional regulations.
  • Aligns departmental initiatives with college strategic plans and Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements and is responsible for any new program development and implementation.
  • Participates in program review/curriculum review processes of the Schools’ programs.
  • Provides leadership to and manages all full and non-full time faculty.
  • Provides leadership to divisional projects that focus on student success such as orientation, student services, student recognition and develops strategies for student success/recognition.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the Centre for Health Sciences budget. Proactively seeks to attract new sources of revenue and/or profile for the department.
  • Liaises with Continuing Education to ensure consistency of course offerings.
  • Provides human resources leadership through effective recruitment, development, evaluation and training of faculty and support staff and is responsible for faculty orientation and integration of new hires into the Schools.
  • Oversees the academic administrative processes associated with scheduling, grade submissions and timetables and manages the administrative processes associated with faculty workload.
  • Administers the College’s academic policies and appeals process, oversees student advising model, ensures that student service representatives are fully informed on programs, and investigates any disputes involving faculty, staff and students within the Schools.
  • Provides leadership in the context of the college’s collective agreements and related college policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Director, Centre for Health Sciences in developing recommendations for short-term and long-term enrolment targets and provides input to the development of the annual budget; takes corrective action throughout the year to achieve contribution margin targets for the Schools.
  • Participates in other program related projects and/or committees as assigned and oversees Schools’ Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and maintains relationships with relevant external partners and organizations such as universities.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (PhD preferred); professional dental designation preferred.
  • Breadth of experience in the Health Sciences field with progressive experience in proactive academic leadership, innovation, management and business planning.
  • Solid teaching experience at the post-secondary level with demonstrated expertise in curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values and principles of Health Sciences Education, coupled with the ability to inspire, support and create opportunities for faculty to be creative and innovative in new program development.
  • Commitment to collaborative decision-making and relationship building, strong advocacy and negotiation skills, as well as willingness and ability to delegate and to build teams.
  • Commitment to student success and essential employability skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in a unionized academic environment with a diverse student and staff population.
  • Strong change management, project management and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex planning and administrative tasks with well-honed organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with external organizations.
  • Excellent computer skills; self-sufficient in word processing, spreadsheet and web applications.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 12-215
Closing Date Open Until Filled