Dean, Sprott School of Business
Carleton University invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Sprott School of Business, with the appointment to be effective July 1, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to build upon the School’s past growth and successes and move forward into an exciting future that includes a state-of-the-art building that will become its new home.
Located in Ottawa, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide 30,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 150 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. As an innovative institution, Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. With strong leadership over the years, it enjoys a healthy financial position. Further information may be found at www.carleton.ca.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Sprott School of Business offers high quality business degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, as well as a range of professional development programs to more than 2,550 students. Its 60 faculty and 37 staff explore complex management issues through innovative programs, interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships that are aligned along its three core strengths: international focus, innovation and responsible management. In the last decade, the School has gained two international accreditations, achieved more than 40% growth in its undergraduate enrolment and created a variety of new academic programs, including an MBA in Bogotá and Shanghai. Construction began in June 2018 and will be completed in 2020 on the $63-million Nicol Building, which will provide 100,000 square feet of additional space and new opportunities for academic achievement and community engagement.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and a member of Carleton’s senior administration, the Dean of the Sprott School of Business provides visionary strategic direction, academic planning leadership, external relations expertise and administrative oversight. The new Dean will lead the School to further excellence in teaching and research, continue to raise its impact and reputation both internally and externally, and provide leadership in advancing academic innovation and community partnership initiatives. The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader and academic who has demonstrated success in business education, innovative research and external relations. With proven academic leadership experience and a record of building strong teams, the new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, the ability to identify and generate new sources of funding, and outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills. The new Dean will be able to promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff and students, while relating successfully to external partners.
Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The search committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:
Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.