Dean, School of Business
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Location: Surrey, BC
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a regionally focused, teaching-led institution. Situated in Metro Vancouver, and with an operating budget of approximately $200 million, KPU is a multi-sector university offering a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs to over 20,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale.
With a broad University mandate focusing on access, academic and work-ready education as well as innovation & scholarship and with the pending retirement of the current Dean, KPU seeks a Dean for the School of Business to help shape the School and the institution during a period of continued dynamic growth and change.
Based at the Surrey campus, Kwantlen's School of Business is the second largest business school in Western Canada—consisting of over 150 business faculty, 3,500 full-time students, and 6,000 total students annually who are enrolled in one of the 16 available program options. Awarded international accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Kwantlen's School of Business meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP and stands as one of the few internationally accredited business schools in B.C.
The Dean will bring vision, energy and leadership to the School of Business and take its academic, international and community activities, scholarship and innovation to new heights. As the leader of one of KPU’s largest Faculties, they will serve as a key member of the leadership team. Encouraging a collaborative approach, the Dean will support academic excellence and promote originality and innovation in teaching, research, and scholarship. They will build an enhanced student experience, attract and support exceptional faculty members, and continue to build local, national and international opportunities and partnerships.
As an accomplished academic, the individual will ideally posses a respected business background. As an inspiring leader, the ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in a business area and/or relevant experience performing applied research and/or consulting in a multi-disciplinary business, and has a reputation for excellent scholarship, teaching and student engagement. Drawing upon past successes at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, or as Director of an Institute or Centre, they will build upon the School’s ongoing success.
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivating and visionary individual whose passion, creativity and strategic skills will lead the School to its next level of market responsive, high calibre instruction. KPU’s School of Business occupies a unique place among BC’s post-secondary institutions and its graduates continue to positively impact on how businesses and other organizations contribute to our society.
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