Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario
$131,353 - $175,137
Closing date
Jun 3, 2022

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Durham College seeks an exceptional leader for its Faculty of Health Sciences. The successful incumbent will work collaboratively with the Academic Leadership Team in achieving the College’s strategic vision, mission and academic goals. Reporting to the Executive Vice-President, Academic, the Executive Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the Faculty of Health Sciences and is accountable for contributing to the academic well-being and growth of the Faculty, through the provision of academic leadership, supervision and direction to faculty, coordinators, support staff and students. The incumbent will be responsible for leading faculty and staff in planning, securing resources, implementing and evaluating activities related to academic operations, ensuring service to students, fiscal management and facility oversight. The successful candidate will ensure that the program objectives and ministry program standards are achieved through effective supervision of teaching and learning processes. The Executive Dean is accountable for the planning, development, maintenance and ongoing review of the Faculty’s full-time post-secondary programs and the development of new programs to reflect market changes and the employment needs of the industry. The incumbent will represent the Faculty both internally to the College and externally to the various stakeholders/partners. Establishing positive relationships with industry and business representatives and participating in the College’s student recruitment and job placement initiatives are parts of this leadership position. The Executive Dean will work collaboratively and directly with Ontario Tech University to deliver the Collaborative BScN and RPN to BScN programs, as well as participate and/or take the lead on college-wide initiatives and committees. 


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree, with a Ph.D. being an asset, and be a member in good standing of a regulated health organization. Preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in nursing or a nursing-related field. The chosen individual will have a minimum of seven years of significant leadership experience in an academic setting and a demonstrated track record of excellence in management, leadership and team development. The incumbent will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and faculty development. With strong administrative skills, the Executive Dean will have a proven capacity to handle considerable detail, excel in program accreditation processes, set goals and achieve objectives, to cope with a demanding and rewarding workload, and to remain balanced, calm and focused while under pressure. The incumbent will have outstanding communication, negotiation and collaboration skills, with the ability to deal with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs. The successful candidate will possess evidence of developing, leading and maintaining partnerships internally, with other educational institutions, and the broader local, national and international communities. Finally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, strong advocacy abilities to support students, faculty and staff, as well as familiarity with the changing landscapes in both the health care and post-secondary education sectors.

Please apply below by submitting your cover letter and resume to the online portal. This job competition close on June 1, 2022. Competition number AD22-15.


Durham College is a post-secondary institution located in Oshawa, Ontario.

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