Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies

Capilano University

Competition Number S181138P

Position Title Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies

Position Number A99993

Employee Group Administrator

Position Status Regular Full-Time

Start Date 08/01/2024

End Date (if applicable) 

Department Faculty of Global & Community Studies

Additional Notes 

This is a 5-year term, renewable once.

Location North Vancouver

Working with us 

At Capilano University, learners are our focus. Employees play an essential role in creating an exceptional learning experience for and with learners and are central to a thriving campus community. Together, we are inspired by imagination and Capilano University is one of the leading teaching-focused universities in British Columbia and one of BC’s Top Employers. Grounded by our sense of purpose, we offer a meaningful, friendly, and dynamic work environment.

Do you share our passion and purpose?

In Capilano University’s Faculty of Global and Community Studies our programs concentrate on the physical, social, and economic well-being of our local and global communities. Faculty, staff, and learners engage in collaborative learning endeavors both within and beyond our campus. Good governance, healthy communities, diversified economies, international development, and opportunities to respectfully explore different cultures and environments are just some of the ways we positively affect the world around us through the three Schools of Kinesiology, Pubic Administration, and Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in faculty who bring their invaluable experience, expertise, and community connections to learning environments ensuring learners are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of their respective disciplines and fields.

What you’ll doReporting to the Vice President Academic and Provost, the Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies is responsible for the senior academic leadership of the Faculty and is responsible for strategic planning through to operational decisions/communications. The Dean oversees the performance of all faculty and other direct reports, as well as the learning outcomes and teaching, research, and scholarly accomplishments of the Faculty. As an integral member of the University’s senior leadership group, the Dean serves in a wide variety of management, academic leadership, and governance capacities, including the Senior Leadership Council, Academic Leadership Council, Senate, and Senate sub-committees.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a progressive academic leader, who is well-versed in university governance structures, to assist CapU in its ongoing evolution as a thriving university, grounded in the identified mission, purpose and values. The Dean will play a key role in building research capacity, scholarly activity, and creative output; continue to build on Capilano’s approaches and activities with Indigenization, decolonized practices, and Truth and Reconciliation actions; champion and extend international education; lead new program development/program revisions through approval and implementation; and focus on learners’ success through championing engaged pedagogies (e.g., undergraduate research, capstone courses, experiential learning, and other high impact practices) and collaborations with institutional support departments/units. The Dean will also play a key role in assisting with development, representing the Faculty and university when partnering with the Philanthropy and Alumni relations department and other constituents.

With approximately 76 faculty and staff, the Faculty offers thirteen credentials ranging from certificates through to post-baccalaureate diploma programs. Strong international partnerships are in place, and more are in the works; new credentials are moving through approval processes, and growth of the Faculty is expected.

  • What you’ll bring
  • A Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree in an appropriate field of expertise considering the Faculty programmatic foci;
  • Substantive post-secondary teaching
  • Extensive and progressive post-secondary administrative experience, including new program development and implementation, strategic and operational planning, and budgetary responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated acumen with university governance;

For more informationFor more information on this unique academic leadership opportunity, please contact, Harbour West Consulting at [email protected].

There will be an initial review of applicants in early May 2024, however this posting will stay open until filled.

BenefitsAt Capilano University, we understand that there is more to life than work. That is why we offer comprehensive benefits and support to help you and your family live a balanced life. Take a sneak peak to see what it is like to work at Capilano University.

Days and Hours of WorkOur standard work week is Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm. This position may include working evenings and weekends based on departmental needs.

Bridge Period (if applicable) 

Pay Group 16


We offer a competitive compensation package that includes an attractive base salary and excellent benefits including a defined benefits pension plan. This position has a salary range of $130,738 (minimum) to $174,317(midpoint) to $200,465 (maximum) per annum. Employment offers will typically be made between the minimum and midpoint of the range and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity.

Union N/A

Job Open Date 04/16/2024

Job Close Date 

Open Until Filled Yes

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