Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a regionally focused, teaching-led institution. Situated in Metro Vancouver, and with an operating budget of approximately $140 million, KPU is a multi-sector university offering a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs to 18,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale.
The ‘Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design’ is a platform for the development of creative professionals, a ‘hub’ for design industries, a centre for advancing entrepreneurship and an economic engine for the creative sector in British Columbia.
The School offers innovative design education in fashion, interiors, graphics, product and technical apparel. Through a rigorous combination of theoretical knowledge and market-driven activity, our graduates step into pivotal roles in BC’s creative industries and become design innovators, strategic technologists and transformative leaders.
Beyond the state-of-the-art home for students seeking a comprehensive, industry-relevant education in a design-related discipline, the School outcomes will have a broader impact in growing the talent pool that feeds BC’s creative industries; attracting international students, faculty and researchers; and creating opportunities for the development of world-class, marketable innovations.
As the Dean you will bring vision, energy and leadership to the School of Design and take its academic, international and community activities, scholarship and innovation to new heights. As the leader of the School of Design you will serve as a key member of the leadership team. Encouraging a collaborative approach, you will support academic excellence and promote originality and innovation in teaching, research, and scholarship. You will build an enhanced student experience, attract and support exceptional faculty members, and continue to build local, national and international opportunities and partnerships.
As an accomplished academic and an inspiring leader with an acute business mind, you will have demonstrated leadership as an educator and as an administrator. You will have a breadth of experience, especially through interdisciplinary collaborations, that has led to a well-informed appreciation of the diversity of the disciplines and educational principles in design. A strategic and collaborative leadership style, proven administrative experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this role as you will collaborate with and work in conjunction with the faculty and staff to achieve the goals of the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design. Having a significant body of practice in a design discipline is considered an asset.
To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity; please contact Terri Jones in the Human Resource Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information via email to email@example.com quoting competition #14-32. This opportunity will remain open until an appointment is made. Review of candidates will begin on March 7, 2014.
Please visit our website at http://www.kpu.ca/hr/employmentopportunity/administrative-positions#14-32 for an Executive Brief for the position.