Sheridan College Associate Dean in Canada

Faculty/Department: Pilon School of Business

Employee Group: Administrative

Campus: Trafalgar/Davis/Mississauga (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)

Payband: NO

Reference Number: 16/A/61

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: $118,509.00 - $148,137.00

Application Details: Initial Screening to take place January 3, 2017

Reporting to the Dean, Pilon School of Business, the incumbent will be responsible for providing academic leadership to faculty, staff and students in the Business programs, in the areas of planning and administration of resources, review and development of curriculum and programs, applied research initiatives, academic quality and development of non-traditional funding opportunities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing academic leadership in the implementation of new academic programs and the ongoing review of existing programs to meet ministry standards, employment standards, emerging market and economic needs;

  • Managing and developing various diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and applied degree programs;

  • Building identity, reputation and a clear mandate for the Pilon School of Business programs through the collaborative development of shared educational objectives that are responsive to Sheridan’s strategic direction;

  • Actively participating in establishing the Faculty strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College;

  • Reviewing and creating an annual plan for assigned Business programs and courses including identifying areas for enrolment growth, marketing opportunities, financial consideration, changing technology and setting priorities for development consistent with the strategic direction of the Pilon School of Business;

  • Contributing to a high level of service for Business students and faculty;

  • Meeting programs and course objectives and promoting program quality through effective supervision of teaching and learning processes, market research, close contact with Program Advisory Committees and industry;

  • Ensuring the smooth functioning of the department through the identification, mediation and resolution of any conflicts involving students, faculty or staff;

  • Establishing workload assignments and promoting a high level of faculty and staff performance including areas of recruitment, training, and evaluation;

  • Developing and managing Program Advisory Committees (PACs);

  • Advancing quality teaching and learning and promoting ongoing professional development for faculty;

  • Promoting external relations and non-traditional funding initiatives;

  • Overseeing and managing special events relevant to the Pilon School of Business;

  • Working with the Registrar’s office to provide input for enrolment targets for accurate projections;

  • Assisting in building Faculty and program budgets, enrolment plans and managing both to ensure a positive learning environment and the provision of appropriate resources;

  • Contributing to a positive team environment in the Pilon School of Business and working collaboratively as a constructive team member to meet PSB

Key Priorities for the Associate Dean include:

  • Supporting and enabling the future vision, direction and evolution of the Pilon School of Business, and specifically how it will continue to differentiate and elevate itself as a leader in business education in Canada as well as internationally.

  • Providing sound academic leadership and direction to the faculty and staff in the Faculty in order to ensure a strong team environment and culture that fosters creativity, innovation, excellence, continuous improvement and interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Championing new program development, program renewal and applied research to support and enable excellence in teaching and student learning as part of Sheridan’s vision and strategic directions.

  • Forging positive relationships, collaboration and communication with key internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, staff, service leaders, students, the business community and other key individuals/organizations with the goal of building and increasing resources on behalf of the Faculty.

  • Striving to ensure sound human resource leadership, management, capacity building and development within the faculty.


The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a related field or in education (PhD preferred) and a minimum of seven years experience working in a post-secondary educational environment and/or significant management/leadership experience in the business sector. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, team building, communication, interpersonal and management skills as well as an understanding of cultural diversity and employment equity. Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously are essential. The incumbent will be self-directed and committed to a team model of operations management and decision-making. A commitment to teaching and learning and to a student-centred environment is a must.

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 is 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.