Six (6) Year Term Position - Dean of Business (Internal Competition) - Faculty of Business

University of Prince Edward Island


August 4, 2021


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Six (6) Year Term Position - Dean of Business (Internal Competition) -

Faculty of Business

Competition Number:


Position Type:

Academic Opening

Closing Date:

Aug 4, 2021

Date of Posting:

Jul 14, 2021


Faculty of Business


Dean of Business (Internal Competition)


Applications are invited for the position of Dean of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).

The UPEI Faculty of Business (FoB) is a dynamic and positive organization with a proven record of excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and outreach. The Faculty is composed of approximately 16 faculty, 5 staff, and over 40 sessional instructors who deliver programming to more than 1,100 students. UPEI's FoB offers several degrees; Bachelor of Business (BBA), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBST), Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality (BBTH), Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership (MBA), and the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). In addition, the FoB has a variety of interesting programs and pathways for students including specializations in accounting, finance, marketing, organizational management, entrepreneurship, international business, and tourism and hospitality as well as a co-operative education option.

UPEI is seeking a Dean of Business with a strong commitment to the University's vision of enabling students to develop to their full potential in both the classroom and the community. In supporting this vision, the Dean will be a champion for teaching, research, and service, as well as collaboration, experience-based learning and UPEI's institutional values as outlined within the UPEI Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Research, the Dean of Business will be an advocate for the Faculty of Business and its long-term vision within the context of their broader role as a member of UPEI's senior management team. In their role, the Dean will be responsible for fiscal and human resources for the Faculty of Business and providing strong administrative leadership in a highly collegial environment. The Dean of Business will work to foster meaningful partnerships, both inside and outside the University, to further collaborative interests and community impacts in a manner that advances the breadth and excellence of research, teaching, and service in the Faculty. This includes working with UPEI faculties and departments to support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and research, supporting the growth of graduate programming, and ensuring the continued development of a student-focused learning environment that is highly focused on program quality, positive student experiences, and outcomes.

A PhD or equivalent with relevant leadership and administrative skills, as well as strong research and teaching records, are requirements for this position. The ideal candidate also possesses outstanding communications skills, can build relationships with various stakeholders, and demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Specific qualifications include :

Leadership and Vision

  • The ability to lead a diverse group in identifying and articulating shared goals.
  • The ability to inspire excellence.
  • The ability to be an advocate for the Faculty of Business, while serving as a collaborative member of the University's leadership team.
  • Academic Experience/Understanding

  • A record of distinction in research and teaching in one of the Faculty's areas of expertise and consistent with an appointment as a tenured associate or full professor.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the role of experiential education, internationalization, and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.
  • Management/Administration

  • The ability to listen, consult, and make decisions in a timely manner, while respecting institutional policies and collective agreements.
  • A proven track record of effective and responsible administrative leadership.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to delegate effectively.
  • Proven ability to manage personnel and resources.
  • Professional integrity and sound judgment.
  • Commitment to openness, diversity, equity, fairness, and respect.
  • External Relations/Partnership Development

  • The ability to nurture existing relationships and identify new opportunities to engage with the broader community in areas of research and service projects.
  • A commitment to interacting with diverse stakeholders including alumni, donors, and colleagues to promote UPEI and its Faculty of Business.
  • Communications

  • The ability to effectively communicate institutional vision and values as they relate to student experience, student wellness, and creating an environment in which students and employees reach their full potential.
  • Application Instructions:

    The initial search is open to full-time tenured faculty members at UPEI at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of office of the Dean is six years with a formal review after three years.

    Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that links their qualifications to the position profile, and the names and contact information for three referees (at least one of which is external to the University). Nominations and applications should be sent electronically to:

    Dr. Kathy Gottschall-Pass Vice-President, Academic and Research (Interim) University of Prince Edward Island 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada C1A 4P3 Email:

    In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

    The Search Committee will consider applications received by August 4, 2021.

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