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Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies
Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies
Application deadline: September 30, 2023
Exempt Scale, appropriate placement on the scale
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Thorough understanding of internationalization in post-secondary
Experience with labour relations and, preferably, knowledge of the UFV
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.
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).