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Department Manager Language Studies

University of Toronto
University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

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Department Manager Language Studies

Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Req ID: 24223
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Dept. of Language Studies
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Language Studies, the Department Manager will assume responsibility for the administrative management of the department having full managerial authority over the existing, as well as future human resources in the department. The Department Manager is accountable to the Office of the CAO and primary designates with respect to human resources management, financial planning and space planning. Duties will involve the determination and implementation of effective organizational design, determination of staffing needs whether additions or reductions, and implementing reorganizations and layoffs as required, managing performance, and executing disciplinary actions if necessary, allocation and renovation of space, tactical involvement with capital projects, procurement and management of all information technology needs, health and safety management of departmental labs and research staff including post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, the effective management of financial resources (both academic and administrative staff), and administrative management of academic departmental functions. The Department Manager will coordinate and assist the Chair with the resolution of grievances from academic sessional staff and teaching assistants, manage the USW staff grievance process as well as discuss and resolve informal complaints from unionized staff in consultation with Human Resources. The incumbent will participate as a representative of the department in broader strategic management initiatives related to business continuity planning and working with the Chair to develop strategic plans for departmental academic programs.



University Degree or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum five years experience in an academic setting with experience working as a Department Manager, or in a comparable position. Must have a solid understanding of the various complexities and challenges associated with the support of teaching, research and numerous academic and administrative operations where priorities often compete. Experience managing complex Human Resource, Finance and Operations issues. Demonstrated skills and experience managing, leading and motivating staff preferably in a unionized environment. Ability to manage and to interact effectively with highly skilled staff. A thorough knowledge of fiscal and human resources practices and policies and a good working knowledge of environmental health and safety policies and procedures are required for this position. Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures.


Computer proficiency and expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are mandatory. Excellent analytical skills with an aptitude for figures; excellent decision-making, interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Demonstrated problem solving abilities.


Commitment to enhancing the student experience. Excellent leadership qualities. Ability to anticipate change and respond proactively with minimum direction. Ability to keep abreast of changing discipline specific environments, technologies. Ability to develop and implement initiatives necessary to foster, promote and maintain team spirit. Ability to handle stressful and challenging conditions. Excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy. Establishes own priorities and timelines, exercising discretion in meeting various deadlines. Effectively coordinate many activities with staff and faculty from other departments/divisions.

Closing Date: 05/24/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $81,873 - $95,518 -- Broadband Salary Range: $81,873 - $136,454
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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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].

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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