Are you an innovative and visionary leader with significant experience in business and education? Would you enjoy leading a passionate team of business faculty to build on existing strengths and imagine new programs to shape an upcoming generation of Christian leaders? The Dean of Business reports to the Vice President, Academic, and will creatively lead the Redeemer University School of Business into exciting future opportunities, including developing new undergraduate areas of concentration, graduate programs, certificate programs, and centres for excellence and development. Working with Business faculty, the dean will collaboratively build a compelling vision for the School of Business, while encouraging all participants towards accomplishing that vision. The dean will be responsible for and support program development, curriculum, faculty recruitment and development, and some teaching. The dean also participates as a member of the academic executive leadership team and as a member of Senate, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the university.
About Redeemer and the School of Business
Redeemer University is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, create an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.
Redeemer University has been offering high-quality undergraduate Business programming for over three decades and alumni are now found in businesses, non-profits, and other settings throughout Ontario, Canada and the world.
The School of Business offers B.B.A. and B.B.A. (Honours) concentrations in Accounting, Management, Marketing and Not-for-Profit Management, along with a B.A. in general business. Courses in the School of Business are recognized towards the Chartered Professional Accountant, Human Resources Professional, Certified Marketer and Chartered Professional Marketer, and Chartered Manager designations. The Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL)-accredited Business co-ops provide additional opportunities for students in all concentrations.
The School of Business incorporates Redeemer’s liberal-arts-and-sciences approach to education, producing well-rounded graduates who are both prepared for God-honouring leadership in a wide array of organizations or entrepreneurial ventures, and who are ready to use their career and personal opportunities to seek shalom and redemption through Christ in their communities.
Work as a part of the senior academic leadership team to ensure mission alignment and strategic program growth and modification across programs and curriculum, both in delivery of existing programs and development of new programs.
Provide oversight for all academic, administrative and vision-related School of Business matters.
Lead the faculty in engaging with strategic planning for the School of Business and the implementation of new institutional or School-based initiatives.
Maintain and establish new relationships with external organizations and possible donors concerning program support and development.
Liaise with relevant professional bodies to maintain, and grow School and program accreditation in line with strategic priorities.
Ensure faculty are effectively engaged in professional development in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Address student concerns as appropriate and in alignment with standards, policies, and procedures.
Teach in the Business program with a reduced teaching load.
Education, Skills, and Attributes:
Maintains a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ, a deep understanding and personal conviction of the Reformed Christian worldview, and an ability to integrate and support the integration of faith in and learning in a Christian post-secondary context.
Holds a terminal degree and/or relevant professional designations preferably related to the programming offered in Redeemer’s School of Business (Accounting, Marketing, Management).
Has five or more years’ experience in an academic leadership position with oversight of program and/or faculty, such as department/division chair, director, associate dean or dean.
Superior oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with faculty, students, potential students, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Exceptional people skills, including the ability to motivate faculty and staff members and create a relational and collaborative environment.
Dynamic and entrepreneurial leadership, with the ability to engage internal and external stakeholders and work within a university system.
The Application Process
As a liberal arts and sciences university rooted in the Reformed tradition of Christianity, we seek candidates committed to this framework. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching quality, the names of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of reference should the applicant advance to a later stage of the process.
In addition to these materials, applicants must include a 1-page to 2-page document describing their own Christian faith commitment and practice, its alignment with Redeemer’s mission and its impact on their academic and professional work. A range of qualifications will be evaluated, including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with Redeemer’s identity as a university in the Protestant and particularly Reformed Christian tradition. Applications are welcome from both faculty internal and external to Redeemer. The preferred start date is July 1, 2024, but a later date can be negotiated.
Direct applications to: Dr. Peter Neumann, Vice President, Academic
Review of applications begins on October 23, 2023, the position is open until filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Redeemer offers an excellent benefits package, including a pension plan, insurance, and medical/dental coverage. Vacation is generous, starting at four weeks. Professional development, both discipline-specific and administrative, is available.
Redeemer University offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.
Redeemer University is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, creates an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.