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Dean - MacEwan University, School of Business

12 Oct 2021 1:16 PM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Dean

Organization: MacEwan University

Unit: School of Business

MacEwan University provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives here—through research and innovation that engage students, faculty, and the community. MacEwan is the third largest university in Alberta, and this year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. We are Edmonton’s downtown university. We are a hub of creative, scholarly, and cultural activity at the heart of the city—building, sharing in, and contributing to Edmonton’s growth and prosperity.

MacEwan University, recognized under the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act as an undergraduate university, inspires students through academic excellence and personal learning experiences. The university offers a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching and providing opportunities for students to grow and to achieve.

Programs and courses at MacEwan are offered through several Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Faculty of Nursing, School of Business, and School of Continuing Education.

Reporting to Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean, School of Business is responsible for providing the overall strategic, academic, and administrative direction of the School. As a member of the Provost’s senior administration team and the General Faculties Council, the Dean will collaborate with MacEwan’s leadership to support the University’s strategic goals and priorities, and advance the culture and reputation of the School of Business.

The Dean will effectively manage resources, promote teaching and scholarly excellence, advance research, and nurture mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally. The Dean will have the demonstrated ability to assess broad and diverse interests, show commitment across multiple stakeholder groups, and balance informed decision-making with consultation. The Dean will engage and inspire students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and have the capacity to develop collaborative partnerships with all orders of government, business and industry, and the communities in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

Recognized as an inclusive leader and excellent communicator, the Dean will support access to education that aligns with MacEwan’s commitment to: the principles of Indigeneity and reconciliation; of equity, diversity, and inclusion; sustainability, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and of connection, partnership, and place.

The successful candidate will have experience in a leadership role within university administration, preferably as a Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair or Director, coupled with a strong record in teaching, research, scholarship, and service with eligibility for an appointment to a tenured academic position as a full Professor. The ideal candidate is approachable, community orientated, embraces collaboration, can build long-term and trustworthy relationships, and is a highly ethical individual that values integrity, honesty, and equity.

Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of MacEwan University. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest in confidence to

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

3000, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road

Montreal H3T 2A7 (Quebec) Canada

Phone: 514-340-7116


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