Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies

University of the Fraser Valley
September 30, 2023
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Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies

Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies Chilliwack Application deadline: September 30, 2023

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Exempt Scale, appropriate placement on the scale



Job Summary:

The Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies (ATS) will provide leadership and direction in the attainment of UFV's Vision, Mission, Integrated Strategic Plan, and Strategic Enrolment Management Plan in engaging learners, transforming lives and building community. As a member of the Deans Council and the Provost's Cabinet, the Associate Dean will contribute to UFV's senior administration team.

The Associate Dean will provide a leadership role in cultivating and supporting faculty development and success and ensuring ATS is engaged with our goals of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Indigenization. The Associate Dean contributes within the following key areas: faculty development and mentorship; program planning, development, and renewal; student affairs; and partnerships. The Associate Dean builds on UFV's commitment to interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaboration and to connecting the University with the community, learning with doing, and scholarly activity with teaching.

The Associate Dean:

  • Works closely with the Dean and ATS leadership team to plan, develop and facilitate the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies in the attainment of UFV's Integrated Strategic Plan and Strategic Enrolment Management Plan.
  • Manages and supports faculty development and success and ensures ATS is engaged with our goals of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Indigenization including the implementation of Lálém ye mestíyexw (“House of the Peoples”) plan.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and direction to staff and faculty and supports the Dean with selection and hiring, tenure and promotion processes, performance evaluation and performance management, and labour relations.
  • Administers review of faculty expertise and performance with respect to teaching, scholarly activity, and service.
  • Supports and reviews faculty members' annual plans, faculty scholarship and sabbatical applications and reports.
  • Encourages and supports faculty in developing their academic and professional leadership abilities, including initiating professional development opportunities for faculty to ensure high quality teaching practices are consistently deployed across the Faculty.
  • Supports the development and cultivation of local and regional partnerships, including with school districts, industry and community partners, and Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Assists the Dean with industry liaisons and the development of new programs to match industry requirements and ongoing redevelopment of current programs.
  • Works in collaboration with the Dean and UFV International to facilitate international partnerships, including exchange opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Works together with the ATS Faculty Council and committees to further the response and commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Calls to Action on Education and adheres to the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
  • Liaises with UFV Indigenous Affairs and community partners to develop and facilitate learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to foster a greater understanding of cultural diversity and Indigenization.
  • Works closely with the Dean to address student issues.
  • Creates the conditions for people with Indigenous and diverse backgrounds to succeed at UFV.
  • Includes equity deserving groups in opportunities and decision-making.
  • Builds inclusive and diverse teams who have different perspectives, abilities, experiences, races, backgrounds, identities, and/or styles.
  • Invites and responds to different perspectives from a place of curiosity, respect, and non-judgement.
  • Demonstrates respect for all members of the UFV community and proactively works to create an environment of inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Engages in learning and activities related to actioning indigenization and understanding the impact of colonialism and the purpose of reconciliation.
  • Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree or where applicable, a BC Certificate of Qualification, Interprovincial Red Seal, certified Journeyperson or a terminal degree or professional qualification and extensive on-the-job experience, defined by the discipline or professional area.
  • A minimum of nine years of relevant experience including 3 years of successful administration experience.
  • Distinguished achievement in the discipline and/or scholarship on teaching practice.
  • Experience working with diverse groups.
  • Substantial leadership contributions in service.
  • A high level of personal and professional integrity, a strong sense of ethics, and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • An ability to establish priorities and achieve objectives.
  • Experience in effective conflict management.
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Collaborative leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to lead group discussions.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment and evaluation.
  • Analytical reasoning skills for analysis of data and information for the purposes of making sound decisions.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, academic governance.
  • Experience in developing/facilitating professional development.
  • Knowledge of indigenous ways of knowing and being as reflected in one's practice.
  • Thorough understanding of internationalization in post-secondary education.
  • Experience with labour relations and, preferably, knowledge of the UFV Collective Agreement.
  • UFV Leadership Proficiencies:
  • Create and implement plans - shape, align and execute the strategic priorities to meet student and community needs.
  • Lead change – Remain flexible, adjusting to changing circumstances and lead positive change by balancing innovation and calculated risk taking.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships – Build effective working relationships internally and externally and collaborate to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
  • Inspire and develop talent - Invest in developing yourself, staff and faculty, effective teams, and our culture of excellence.
  • Make effective decisions - Make sound and timely decisions that benefit UFV in both straightforward and ambiguous circumstance.
  • Infuse Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Lead by example, valuing differing perspectives and backgrounds and promote equity, inclusion and respect in a diverse environment.
  • About UFV:

    The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

    UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

    Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self- identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to [email protected]. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

    UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

    Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at [email protected] or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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