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Dean - Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

10 Dec 2023 9:26 AM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Dean

Organization: Simon Fraser University

Unit: Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked as Canada’s #1 comprehensive university and recognized globally for its research and teaching. With thriving urban campuses in BC’s three largest cities – Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby – SFU has 31,000 undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students supported by more than 7,000 faculty and staff. A place where innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach intersect, SFU aims to be Canada’s leading engaged university.

The Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change, and the need to be innovative as it delivers research and teaching that creates impact. Among the 1% of business schools accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, SFU Beedie is a top-ranked research school that believes in the power of business to spark ideas, fuel innovation, and advance society. With over 3,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, SFU Beedie is a recognized trailblazer in offering relevant, experiential, and student-centered programming, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. Beedie is also home to several notable endeavours, including some of Canada’s largest student-run investment funds (BEAM and SIAS) and the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across SFU. With deeply committed alumni and a strong history of giving back, Beedie also benefits from a robust fundraising program.

With its strategic vision to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education, inspired by research and grounded in practice, SFU Beedie delivers on its core values of diversity, action, research, and engagement with purpose in everything it does. With undergraduate, graduate, PhD and executive education programs that are supported by extensive partnerships with public, private, and non-profit organizations, SFU Beedie’s goal is to produce broadly educated, enterprising and socially responsible professionals.

As a member of the university’s senior academic team, the next Dean of SFU Beedie will be a visionary leader with a strong service orientation and entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate will bring a background of successful strategic academic leadership, a deep commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and a proven record of promoting inclusive excellence in all its forms. A relationship builder and a champion of lifelong learning, the Dean will meaningfully engage students, staff, faculty, government, the business community and other constituents in ensuring SFU Beedie continues to offer leading-edge, transformative learning opportunities that develop globally minded leaders who are ready for the world. The next Dean will have a research and teaching record consistent with appointment as a Full Professor at SFU in the Beedie School.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) respectfully acknowledge the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories its three campuses reside.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values for Simon Fraser University. SFU encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

For more information on this unique academic leadership opportunity at one of Canada’s leading universities, please contact our search consultants at Boyden at To apply for this position, please click Apply to submit your cover letter and CV.

In accordance with BC’s Pay Transparency Act, the expected base salary range for this role is $300,000-$370,000 per year.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.

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