Dean of the Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is a major research university with a full range of programs of study. Founded in 1848, it is now the largest French-English bilingual university in the world, with 9 faculties and 43,000 students registered in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral studies. Year after year, it ranks among the leading research universities in Canada, and it aims to be among the top five in the next 10 years. It recently adopted an ambitious new strategic plan, Transformation 2030, which will guide the development of the University through the current decade.
For more information on the University of Ottawa, visit www.uOttawa.ca/en.
Telfer School of Management
The Telfer School of Management (“The School”) at the University of Ottawa is united by a shared belief that better business practice means a better Canada, and that a better Canada means a better world. As a diverse, bilingual School located in the nation’s capital, it is uniquely positioned to magnify its impact on both management practice and policy. It is one of very few business schools in Canada to hold four accreditations – the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association for MBAs (AMBA), and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPAO). With about 4,600 students, 80 full-time faculty, nearly 250 part-time professors, 113 administrative staff and more than 30,000 alumni, the Telfer School of Management is a diverse and vibrant environment that enables students to earn the following degrees: Bachelor of Commerce; Master of Business Administration; Executive Master of Business Administration; Master of Health Administration; Master of Science in Management; Master of Science in Health Systems; and PhD in Management. In 2019, The Telfer School of Management celebrated 50 years of impact in the community. For more information, please consult the School’s website: www.telfer.uottawa.ca.
Are you looking for a challenge suited to your talents and experience? The University of Ottawa is offering an opportunity to contribute significantly to the achievement of its strategic goals as the next
DEAN OF THE TELFER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Opportunities and challenges
This is an exciting time to be assuming the leadership of the School. In addition to the University’s strategic objectives contained in Transformation 2030, the Telfer School of Management has launched a compelling new vision and strategic plan 2025 that contains six objectives that the next Dean will have the opportunity to work to achieve. These are:
- Provide a top rated student experience
- Intensify our internationalization
- Pursue research excellence
- Build the School’s international reputation on the strength of its Areas of Strategic Impact
- Support these initiatives by engaging and leveraging our regional, national and global academic, business and alumni communities
- Build the School’s funding and resource capacity
- The opportunity and the challenge for the next Dean will be to bring the School’s vision to life and combine and promote these strategic initiatives into a distinctive image and brand for the School that will attract the very best faculty and students.
Knowledge and understanding of research-intensive universities and the mission of schools of management within such institutions
Strategic vision and inspirational leadership, coupled with a proven ability to nurture solid relationships, foster collaboration, and mobilize stakeholders and colleagues through innovation and community engagement
An experienced manager with a proven track record in implementing strategies, programs, and large-scale projects
A proven agent of positive and transformative change
Interdisciplinary vision and perspective on ways for the School to work with other units of the University to develop innovative programs and projects
Relevant experience of fundraising and interacting with the philanthropic community
Experience of advocacy on behalf of a cause
Strong commitment to higher education and its importance to social, cultural and economic development
Excellent teamwork, team-building and negotiating skills
Entrepreneurial and decisive mindset
Tact, diplomacy and political savvy
Strong skills for organizing, planning and managing priorities
Capacity to focus on strategic objectives, to innovate and mobilize resources and to promote change
Capability to develop productive partnerships with other Faculties
Keen interest in the students and strong will to engage in campus life and to enhance the student experience
Proven skills in communicating clearly and cogently to different audiences
Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, coupled with the desire to foster a work environment based on inclusion, respect, and recognition
Bilingualism in English and French at a professional level is a requirement for this position.