Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Associate Dean Academic (Open to University of Guelph Internal Applicants Only)

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Dean's Office

Date Posted: March 1, 2024
Deadline: March 29, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-14

Position Description:

The College of Social & Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications from University of Guelph internal applicants only for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level for the position of Associate Dean Academic.

Applications are sought from tenured faculty in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences for the position of Associate Dean (Academic). The position carries a distribution of effort of 70% service, 20% research, 10% teaching, with standard provision for transition leave. The initial appointment will be for five years and is renewable once. The preferred start date is September 1, 2024.

The primary role of the Associate Dean (Academic) is to provide strategic leadership for effective undergraduate programs and student support in CSAHS. The Associate Dean (Academic) will provide college-level oversight of undergraduate specializations, coordinate and support undergraduate activities in the departments, contribute to the management of the degree programs supported by the College (BA, BASc, BSc), provide leadership for curriculum innovation, and promote and ensure academic integrity throughout the College.

The Associate Dean (Academic) will take a lead role in matters related to internal and external liaison and student recruitment, lead the management of college awards, represent the college on university committees related to undergraduate curriculum and task forces related to undergraduate education (e.g. Council of Associate Deans Academic, Coop Program Coordinating Committee), investigate cases of academic misconduct in undergraduate programs, and take up other duties as required.

Applicants must have significant experience in academic management, especially in the leadership of curriculum change, and be committed to advancing teaching and learning. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. The Associate Dean will be provided with administrative support and office space adjacent to the dean’s suite in Macdonald Institute.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on March 29, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) brief 2-3 page self-assessment of skills and experience they would bring to the position. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Uwafiokun Idemudia
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: csahsdean@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative. The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply, particularly those from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in employment, including scholars who are Black, Indigenous, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, and women.

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