Organization: University of Regina
Unit: Faculty of Business Administration
The University of Regina invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Dean, Faculty of Business Administration commencing July 1, 2024 or soon after. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration provides overall leadership and management of both the Paul J. Hill School of Business and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business housed in the Faculty.
Embracing a collaborative and collegial approach, the Dean creates a shared vision and strategic direction for the schools; celebrating the collective contributions and achievements of all. Working with a dedicated team of faculty and staff, the Dean continues to advance entrepreneurial and innovation-related initiatives that encourage collaboration on curricula and programs; enhancing the reputation of the University of Regina as foundational in developing emerging business leaders of tomorrow for Saskatchewan and beyond.
As the chief advocate for the Faculty’s undergraduate and graduate programs within the university, with the broader community and with provincial and national governments and industry, the Dean invests significant time on advancement activities and builds relationships with alumni, donors, business leaders, the community, provincial and federal governments, and other relevant professional bodies.
Internally, the Dean emphasizes and strengthens existing interdisciplinary research to promote excellence in education and scholarship. Working with the Faculty, they foster a culture that favours innovative and market-driven academic programs aimed at increasing on-campus, hybrid and online undergraduate and graduate student enrollment, while ensuring a highly engaging and rewarding student experience. The Dean also administers and oversees all financial operations of the Faculty, ensuring that funding priorities align with near- and long-term strategic objectives as articulated in the Hill and Levene Schools of Business Strategic Plan 2021-2025 and with the University’s institutional plans and priorities.
The ideal candidate may come from an academic, government and/or business background with senior leadership, administrative and financial management experience from a similarly complex, unionized environment. A graduate degree in a related discipline is required, with preference for applicants holding a PhD or equivalent. Qualified candidates will bring experience in implementing a sustained competitive advantage to steward advancement in enrollment, curricula, scholarship, and innovation that is rooted in an understanding of contemporary developments and trends of business education.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to offer, strong commitment to the Indigenous community through action, engagement and support of the University’s unwavering commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and a student-centered mission as articulated in the University’s 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan, “All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak”.
- Articulate a shared vision and align the Hill and Levene Schools of Business Strategic Plan 2021-2025 with institutional plans and priorities.
- Develop, manage and monitor the budget of the Faculty to ensure that funding priorities align with near- and long-term strategic objectives, aspirations and priorities.
- Provide leadership in fundraising, generating revenue, acquiring external grants and diversifying revenue sources, particularly through corporate, industry, and external partnerships; as well as private philanthropy.
- Represent the Paul J Hill School of Business and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business in external relations with alumni, donors, business leaders, the community, provincial and federal governments, and other relevant professional bodies.
- Develop and implement entrepreneurial and innovation-related initiatives to foster collaboration, curriculum, and programs with industries and businesses.
- Enhance the reputation of the University of Regina as foundational in developing emerging business leaders of tomorrow for Saskatchewan and beyond.
- Oversee AACSB accreditation processes and support the Faculty in achieving and maintaining this goal.
- Strengthen existing interdisciplinary research and scholarship to promote excellence in education and scholarship.
- Commit to the recruitment, retention, and mentoring of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Working with Enrollment Services and Communications and Marketing, develop a strategy to increase enrollments and attract an exceptional and diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Ensure a highly engaging and rewarding student experience and implement strategies to facilitate student success through collaboration with student organizations, UR Deans’ Council and other bodies.
- Ensure effective operations of the Faculty of Business Administrations’ advising center to promote student recruitment and retention, as well as career development for alumni.
- Develop and implement strategies to create and sustain innovative and market-driven academic programs aimed at increasing on-campus and online undergraduate and graduate student enrollment.
- Integrate leading-edge methods and instructional technologies to support teaching and learning and grow online and hybrid education offerings.
- A graduate degree in a relevant discipline, with a preference for PhD or equivalent.
- Academics must possess a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment and a strong commitment to teaching, research, scholarship and service, preferably appointable at the rank of Full Professor.
- Non-academics must possess an exemplary record of business or government leadership, together with a demonstrated capacity for public sector leadership.
- Demonstrated success in administrative leadership responsibilities, including managing resources, budgets, fundraising and engagement with business and industry.
- Evidence in supporting and advancing an environment characterized by academic excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service while promoting faculty engagement with the external community.
- A personal and professional history of leadership in advancing Indigenization, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
- Commitment to attracting and retaining underrepresented faculty, students, and staff and displaying strong support for inclusive well-being.
- Evidence of a collegial leadership style and facilitating interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations, with the ability to take decisive action as needed.
- Experience in developing and implementing a strategic plan that aligns with and contributes to the overall organization's strategic plan.
- Commitment to implementing strategies to expand partnerships with businesses and other organizations to create opportunities for experiential learning.
- A commitment to student success through active recruitment and retention, leading to graduation.
- Knowledge of accreditation standards and an ability to interpret and implement applicable standards of accrediting bodies, including AACSB.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills with political adeptness to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and campus administration.
- Desire and capacity to manage change with a high tolerance for ambiguity.
The University of Regina is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the communities it serves. The University encourages applications from members of equity-deserving groups such as Indigenous peoples including First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit peoples; racialized/ persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women and people from gender and sexually diverse groups.
The University of Regina is partnering with the search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. For further information and details on how to apply, or to submit nominations for this key leadership position, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates and quote reference 6973. Applications should consist of a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
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