Director, School of Business

University of the Fraser Valley
May 31, 2023
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Director, School of Business

Business Abbotsford Application deadline: May 31, 2023

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Job Summary:

UFV's School of Business invites applicants for the full-time position of Director. This is a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the School of Business with a five-year term as Director.

Please note, this position will remain open until filled.

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty of Business and Computing the Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the School's operations and leading a dynamic team of staff and faculty members. Working with Area Chairs for each major/discipline in the School, the Director manages curriculum and program development, program management, timetabling, staffing (including faculty and sessional instructor recruitment), budgeting, educational planning, enrolment management, strategic planning, Chandigarh campus collaboration and community partnership building.

The Director participates in the administration of the Faculty of Business and Computing through collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, and membership on the Faculty Directors Team (FBCD). Working with a diverse range of students, including Indigenous students and International students, the Director also has the responsibility to encourage high-quality teaching, learning, scholarship and service within the School. As a leader, the Director will build and maintain relationships within the School and the University. The director is responsible for representing the School at the institutional and inter-institutional level, and within the wider external community, as well as Internationally. Participation in institutional committees, service contributions, and ongoing professional development is an expectation. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the School contributes to the fulfillment of UFV's strategic directions and Integrated Strategic Plan priorities.

We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples and, those with experience of racialization or colonization.

The School of Business offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree with several majors and minors, two-year diploma programs and 1-year certificates. The School currently has a complement of 28 full-time faculty members and an average enrolment of 6,500 students. The School of Business also offers the Bachelor of Business Administration program in Chandigarh, India, a one-of-a-kind Canadian post-secondary institution on Indian soil that offers an applied North American curriculum taught by a mix of International and Indian faculty.

For its high quality and international perspective the UFV Bachelor of Business Administration program has been awarded EPAS accreditation recognizing it as one of the leading business programs in the world. The UFV School of Business is a member of EFMD and AACSB, the key business schools networks in the world. We pledge to provide responsible management education, research, and thought leadership through PRME.


Experience and interest in developing entrepreneurial and innovative experiential learning opportunities, including community-student partnerships, internships, study abroad and co-curricular activities is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in technology-supported learning environments (e.g. hybrid, on-line, experiential, and computer-assisted learning) and innovative inter-disciplinary teaching environments would be an asset. Awareness regarding the use of evidence-based teaching and accessibility principles to optimize learning for all people (e.g. Universal Design for Learning, Principles of Accessibility) is an asset.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a business or management- related discipline from an AACSB or EQUIS-accredited institution together with five years of relevant business education experience. The successful candidate will have a commitment to Indigenization and a strong track record of:

  • scholarship and teaching experience at an accredited public post-secondary institution;
  • successful academic or professional administration experience; and
  • academic program development.
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills that include effective communication, planning and program administration, and conflict resolution skills. Experience in managing or supporting a formal program or institution accreditation process would be an asset.

    Applicants must submit the below through the HR Employment portal:

  • A letter of application (cover letter).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and student evaluations).
  • A leadership philosophy (demonstrating areas including curriculum/program management, international accreditations, budgeting, community partnership building, strategic enrolment management, educational planning, and staffing).
  • A statement of research interests.
  • Two samples of academic scholarship.
  • Three letters of reference reflecting both industry and academic experience (may be submitted at the interview stage).
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    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 candidate.njoynh[email protected] or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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