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Associate Dean, Bachelor of Business Administration

Yorkville University has an opening for a full time Associate Dean for it’s online Bachelor of Business Administration program based in New Brunswick.

The role will be split between administrative/leadership duties and teaching. The teaching load will be expected to be 10 courses per year.

This position can be based remotely or at any of Yorkville’s campuses in Toronto, Fredericton or Vancouver.
Reporting to the Dean of Business, the Associate Dean contributes to the planning, quality assurance, and academic operations, of the program, and plays a leadership role with respect to policies and procedures relating to faculty recruitment, development, and performance.

The Associate Dean supports the governance structure of both the program, and as required, the University.


Academic Leadership

  • Support the Dean in the development and management of the BBA program.
  • Contribute to the governance of the program through membership on program level and university wide committees, including Academic Council (Senate).
  • Develop and present strategies and practices for effective recruitment, development, and review of faculty members.
  • Develop and present strategies and practices to improve instruction and student satisfaction; compile data from and prepare analyses of student end-of-course surveys.

Academic Operations

  • Chair the Faculty Hiring and Development committee and ensure that new faculty members meet all hiring requirements, including completion of the faculty training workshop.
  • Maintain faculty files as required by University policy.
  • Supervise issuance of contracts for faculty and program related administrative positions.
  • Manage the faculty performance review process in which BBA faculty are reviewed once every two years.
  • Coordinate faculty timetabling each semester.
  • Assist the Dean with student grievances, particularly as they relate to faculty performance.
  • Monitor currency and accuracy of the student handbook and faculty handbook.
  • Contribute to preparation for periodic institutional and program reviews, both internal and those conducted by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.
  • Use the existing committee structure to affect intra- and inter-Faculty communications.

Teaching and Instruction

  • Deliver 10 course sections in a field commensurate with professional and academic background.


  • A minimum of a master’s degree in business management or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in senior academic administration.
  • Relevant experience in a post-secondary education environment, including program development, program accreditation, regulatory affairs, quality assurance practices, student and faculty policies.
  • A strong commitment to post-secondary professional education. Specific experience with adult learners will be considered an asset.
  • Understanding of, and experience in, online teaching and learning at the university level.
  • A record of academic and/or professional accomplishment.
  • Understanding of and commitment to academic policy and procedures at the university level.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in writing and orally in the English language.
  • Understanding of and commitment to collegial academic governance and management.
  • Exemplary teaching record at the post-secondary/undergraduate level. A minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience is required.

Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department.

About Yorkville University

Founded in 2004, Yorkville University is a Canadian university with a national presence. With campuses in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia, Yorkville University offers professional, practitioner-oriented masters and bachelor degree programs, delivered entirely online, in class or a blend of both.
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