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Associate Dean, Film, Television and Journalism

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Job Number:
J0920-1208
Application Deadline:
October 23, 2020
Job Title:
Associate Dean, Film, Television and Journalism
Faculty/Department:
Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Location:
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community. For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan.

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) is Canada’s largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding programs, we offer students a solid education across the creative spectrum. The Department of Film, TV, and Journalism is comprised of programs in media, live-action, and documentary production, as well as journalism content production for print, broadcast, and digital media across a range of credentials. Our students graduate ready to work as film, TV and documentary-makers, editors, writers, cinematographers, reporters, anchors, producers, and directors in a variety of creative industries. Our alumni have exceptionally high rates of employment in the media and journalism sectors, both locally and internationally.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Sheridan is currently seeking to fill an Associate Dean position in Film, Television and Journalism. The successful candidate will be a strategic and operational leader, balancing and aligning the vision, objectives and planning of Sheridan with those within the FAAD. The Associate Dean is responsible for providing leadership to faculty, staff and students in a number of specified programs within the Faculty. 

With a leadership approach that is inspiring, inclusive, responsive, collaborative, creative, and nimble, the Associate Dean position will cultivate a workplace of inclusivity and diversity while continuing to strive for outstanding course curriculum and delivery.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Building (with faculty) a strong identity, positive reputation, and clear sense of mandate and direction for the School/Department and Faculty through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current, effective, relevant to student needs and workplace expectations, as well as consistent with the strategic direction of the College and Faculty;
  • Strategic planning and actively participates and is instrumental in the development, implementation and leadership of the Faculty strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College; 
  • Providing leadership in ensuring a high quality of teaching and faculty commitment to professional development and currency in their discipline, profession and industry; 
  • Facilitating a sense of shared responsibility among faculty and staff for the strategic development and management of enrolment plans, program budgets and effective and efficient allocation of work and resources to address both immediate operational requirements and longer-term program and institutional priorities;
  • Leading strategic development and management of budgets including an efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources to services.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, a Masters degree (Ph.D. is an asset), and ideally, a proven track record of outstanding leadership experience within a post-secondary institution.

Other Details:

Payband: NO
Hiring Range: $122,995 – $130,682
Salary Range: $122,995 – $153,744

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

Consideration of candidates will begin October 30th, 2020. The projected start date for this position is January 2021.