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Six (6) Year Term Position - Dean of Business (Internal Competition) -
Faculty of Business
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Search Committee will consider applications received by August 4,