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Title Chair, Centre for the Built Environment
Job ID 13A-1044
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology, the Chair provides academic leadership and management of the Centre for the Built Environment. The incumbent will lead the continued development of a strong school identity, a positive reputation and a clear mandate and direction through the implementation of the academic and strategic plans of the College. The Chair will work as a member of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology team in areas such as development and implementation of annual and longer-term academic operational plans that address both immediate and longer-term priorities of the programs.
Responsibilities • Provides academic leadership in the School and ensures that the current and future educational needs of students are met.
• Projects student enrolment targets and determines the positioning of the program to match labour market trends; develops, launches and monitors the teaching and learning process for all subjects within the School.
• Ensures that learning outcomes conform to College, MTCU and accreditation standards; evaluates and recommends the need for modification of existing subjects/programs and the introduction of new subjects/programs to reflect market influences, employment opportunities, changing technology, economics and student demand.
• Provides project leadership on behalf of the Dean through program evaluation, strategic partnerships, marketing and promotions.
• Works with faculty and wider College community to develop and offer new programs at certificate, diploma and degree levels.
• Provides leadership and works collaboratively in pursuit of non-traditional delivery of courses.
• Creates and maintains annual budgets in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Develops and maintains external partnerships with business and industry to investigate future development opportunities, growth for the school, placement for students, co-op and applied research initiatives.
• Provides leadership in human resource management and development so that student success is achieved; recruits, selects and develops staff in keeping with established competencies and Faculty strategic direction.
• Facilitates effective communications within the School, encouraging active participation in decision-making and support for School, Faculty and College initiatives.
• Assigns Faculty and staff workloads in accordance with College policy and Collective Agreements. Reviews and approves faculty timetables; manages all staff performance related activities, including: performance reviews, professional development and understands related employment laws such as Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, etc.
• Supports, coaches and mentors full time and part-time/partial load faculty and support staff; mediates disputes involving faculty, staff or students.
Qualifications • Master’s Degree combined with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering Degree complemented by 7 years related, progressive work and management experience including academic experience at the post-secondary level in a related discipline and/or industry experience or equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.
• Membership in a professional association is considered an asset (e.g. PEO - P.Eng., APGO - P.Geo. or OACETT - C.E.T.)
• Demonstrated exceptional analytical, organizational and managerial skills within a diverse and preferably unionized environment.
• Effective and efficient communication (verbal and oral), listening and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to consultation in the resolution of problems or in the identification of opportunities.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting and fostering academic excellence and student success within the school/department(s); must possess the ability to motivate and inspire faculty and staff to high performance.
• Must have good judgment and the ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural/lingual/able academic environment.
Posting Date September 15, 2014 Repost
Closing Date Open Until Filled
To Apply
Note: Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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