Director position, School of Business, University of Fraser Valley

Position: Director, School of Business
Department: School of Business, Faculty of Professional Studies
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time 
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Salary Scale: Appropriate placement on the Director Salary Scale
Review Date: April 12, 2019

About UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centers, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our u see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting Details
The School of Business offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree with several majors and minors, two-year diploma programs and 1-year certificates. The School currently has a complement of 28 full-time faculty members and an average enrollment of 6,500 students. The School of Business also offers the Bachelor of Business Administration program in Chandigarh, India, a one of a kind Canadian post-secondary institution on Indian soil that offers applied North American curriculum taught by a mix of International and Indian faculty.

For its high quality and international perspective the UFV Bachelor of Business Administration program has been awarded EPAS accreditation recognizing it as one of the leading business programs in the world. The UFV School of Business is a member of EFMD, one of the key business schools networks in the world. We pledge to provide responsible management education, research, and thought leadership through PRME.

UFV’s School of Business invites applicants for the full-time position of Director. This is a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the School of Business with a five-year term as Director.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, the Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the School’s operations and leading a dynamic team of staff and faculty members. Working with Area Chairs for each major/discipline in the School, the Director manages curriculum and program development, program management, timetabling, staffing (Including faculty and sessional instructor recruitment), budgeting, educational planning, enrolment management, strategic planning, Chandigarh campus collaboration and community partnership building. 

The Director participates in the administration of the Faculty of Professional Studies through collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, and membership on the Professional Studies Heads and Directors Team. Working with a diverse range of students, including Indigenous and International students, the Director also has the responsibility to encourage high-quality teaching, learning, scholarship and service within the School. As a leader, the Director will build and maintain relationships within the School and the University. The Director is responsible for representing the School at the institutional and inter-institutional level, and within the wider external community, as well as Internationally including travel to UFV India in Chandigarh. Participation on institutional committees, service contributions, and ongoing professional development is an expectation. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the School contributes to the fulfillment of UFV’s strategic directions and Education Plan priorities. 

We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples and, those with experience of racialization or colonization.

Experience and interest in developing entrepreneurial and innovative experiential learning opportunities, including community-student partnerships, internships, study abroad and co-curricular activities is highly desirable. Demonstrable experience in technology-supported learning environments (e.g., hybrid, on-line, experiential, and computer-assisted learning) and innovative inter-disciplinary teaching environments would be an asset. Experience and interest in interdisciplinary and cross-Faculty collaborations is also highly desirable. Awareness regarding the use of evidence-based teaching and accessibility principles to optimize learning for all people (e.g. Universal Design for Learning, Principles of Accessibility) is an asset.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a business or management-related discipline from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution together with five years of relevant business education experience. The successful candidate will have a commitment to Indigenization and a strong track record of: 
• scholarship and teaching experience at an accredited public post-secondary institution;
• successful academic or professional administration experience; and 
• academic program development. 

The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills that include effective communication, planning and program administration, and conflict resolution skills. Experience in managing or supporting a formal program or institution accreditation process would be an asset.

How to Apply

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 12, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

Applicants must submit:
(1) a letter of application (cover letter), 
(2) a curriculum vitae, 
(3) a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and student evaluations), 
(4) a leadership philosophy (demonstrating areas including curriculum/program management, budgeting, community partnership building, stategic enrolment management, educational planning and staffing), 
(5) a statement of research interests, 
(6) two samples of academic scholarship, and 
(7) three letters of reference reflecting both industry and academic experience (may be submitted at interview stage). 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Direct your application – referring to Posting 2019.56 to:
Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website:
Email applications to:

Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Dean Position, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University

Fewer than 5% of business programs worldwide have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – and Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay Campus is one of them. Dynamic, modern, and learner-centred, Lakehead University acknowledges all our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise an enriching university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a variety of social and recreational activities. Lakehead’s small-class environment balances theoretical learning with practical experience to give our students opportunities not found at other business schools. Lakehead students gain a comprehensive understanding of core business disciplines early on before specializing in a field of study – empowering them to succeed on their own terms.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration is responsible for the overall management of the Faculty and serves as a strategic and collegial leader to faculty, staff, and students. The Dean contributes to the further development of the Faculty and its programs in research, teaching, and service through a keen understanding of what makes the Faculty both exceptional and unconventional: small classes, emphasized experiential learning, substantial regional impact, and a high degree of contact between students and faculty. The Dean leads the development of and articulates a clear strategic vision for the Faculty and serves as an active and visible ambassador, working closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders, including local business and Indigenous communities.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a PhD Degree in business administration or management, a DBA Degree, or another relevant terminal degree. You are a well-established scholar and a thoughtful, strategic, entrepreneurial leader with a successful academic administrative background. You are passionate about advancing connections with local and global business partners, and relationships with Indigenous partners, by developing informed education, research, and service strategies. You understand the value proposition for a small school with multiple campuses and have supported the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate programs, and you know how to develop and maintain a culture of intense research, scholarly, and creative activity. Your engaging, open communication style helps you build friendly community relationships and expand outreach and donation programs. You are committed to social justice, to diversity, to inclusion, and to collegial governance.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank or Robert Fleming at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online at .

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.