Director, Faculty Governance & Curriculum Services

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Director, Faculty Governance & Curriculum Services

Date Posted: 02/26/2021
Req ID: 3015
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: ARTSC: Ofc of the Dean
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

Your opportunity:

The Director, Faculty Governance and Curriculum Services provides leadership at a faculty-wide level for the administration and organization of Governance and Curriculum Services of the Faculty of Arts and Science. They also provide support for the division in the context of Institutional Governance. In collaboration with academic leadership, the Director leads the development and interpretation of academic policies and regulations, facilitation and coordination of admission and curriculum decisions, elections, management of quasi-judicial tribunals (petitions and appeals), and publication of the academic calendar.

The Director carries out the duties of Faculty Secretary, as set out in the Constitution and By-laws, through their leadership of the Faculty Governance unit. The Director also oversees the Curriculum Services team, which handles a high volume of academic integrity and petitions case management. They will provide highly nuanced oversight to the development of research, policy analysis, and records management functions for the Faculty, ensuring strict confidentiality. The Director liaises with members across the Faculty and within the University of Toronto’s central administrative teams to fulfill these activities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serves as advisor to Faculty Council and its standing committees on policy, regulatory, and procedural issues as they relate to the academic governance of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
  • Directs the preparation of content for the Faculty Calendar and ensures that content approved by Faculty Council is accurately reflected therein.
  • Oversees the curriculum development and approval process through Faculty Council and its standing committees; designs new approval processes and streamlines existing processes.
  • Advises chairs, vice-deans and other administrators on appropriate procedures and processes to follow in submitting matters to boards and committees for approval.
  • Oversees the management of appeals tribunals, the pre-hearing preparation of student appeals files on academic standing, the inclusion of documents or other evidence and the jurisdiction of governance bodies to hear an appeal.
  • Resolves procedural issues in relation to student appeals and student academic integrity in consultation with members of governance bodies, University counsel, external legal counsel, appellant advocates and Faculty representatives.
  • Provides training in issues of academic integrity for faculty, dean’s designates, college registrars, departments, chief presiding officers and students.
  • Plans strategically for, and defines, the organizational structure for the unit including the kinds of methods and techniques of work, the work assignments, duties and responsibilities of positions, and the classifications and qualifications of positions, as well as other managerial rights contained in the appropriate collective agreements.
  • Routinely explores and develops new and innovative initiatives, to promote greater administrative efficiency.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree considered an asset or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years recent and related experience in public administration in a university environment, and demonstrated leadership experience, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience leading a complex team.
  • Experience in process improvement and system-optimization.
  • Direct experience with governance work in higher education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of University governance processes.
  • Familiarity with University structures, Faculty priorities, governance procedures, and University policies and procedures.
  • Training or experience with parliamentary procedure.
  • Direct experience in serving as secretary to a governance body preferred.
  • Familiarity with administrative tribunals, the principles of administrative law, and natural justice.
  • Skilled in strategic communication and policy writing.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated success working with a variety of stakeholders in a unionized environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to explain process and procedures accurately and effectively with a wide and diverse range of people.

Closing Date: 03/19/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 4 -- Hiring Zone: $91,506 - $106,758 -- Broadband Salary Range: $91,506 - $152,510
Job Category: Student Services

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2021
Application Due: 3/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time