Chair, School of Public Safety, Underwater Skills, Recreation & Environmental Studies, English & Liberal Studies
Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, the Chair provides academic leadership and management to the School of Police Studies, Underwater Skills, Recreation, Environmental Studies and English & Liberal Studies. The incumbent will lead the continued development of a strong school identity, a positive reputation and a clear mandate and direction through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current and relevant to student needs and workplace expectations, as well as responsive to the mission and policies of the College. The Chair will work as a member of the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences team in development and implementation of annual and longer-term academic operational plans that address both immediate and longer-term priorities of the College and its programs.
• Provides academic leadership in the School/Department 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 courses within the School/Department(s). • Ensures that learning outcomes conform to College, MTCU and accreditation standards; evaluates and recommends the need for modification of existing courses/programs and the introduction of new courses/programs to reflect market influences, employment opportunities, changing technology, economic, market influences and student demand. • Provides project leadership on behalf of the Dean through program evaluation, strategic partnerships, marketing and promotions. • Develops and maintains external partnerships with business and industry to investigate future development opportunities, growth for the school, placement for students, co-op, etc. • 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 contract faculty and support staff; mediates first level disputes involving faculty, staff or students and/or ensures students receive effective advisement and support.
• Demonstrated competencies attained through a Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline along with 9 years related experience with progressive levels of responsibility including several years in a leadership role, preferably obtained within an education environment. • Intermediate computer skill level of the MS Office Suite software package. • Demonstrated exceptional analytical, organizational and managerial skills within a diverse and 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. • Professional presentation skills both verbally and written; well-developed public relations and relationship-building skills. • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and fostering academic excellence and student success within the school/department(s); must have the ability to motivate and inspire faculty and staff to high performance. • Must have good judgement and the ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural/lingual/able academic environment.
As Soon as Possible
November 22, 2012
Open until Filled
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
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.