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Associate Dean, Faculty of Education (0.5 FTE)

The Associate Dean leadership for planning, quality assurance, and academic operations, particularly with respect to: policies and procedures relating to curriculum and faculty aligned to the Master of Education in Adult Education (MEAE) or Master of Education Leadership (MEEL). The Associate Dean also provides support in faculty hiring, maintains faculty files, and oversees faculty development and faculty performance evaluation. The Associate Dean ensures effective communications and follow-up within the Faculty and University committee structure. The Associate Dean develops and maintains professional and academic connections to ensure programs are at the forefront of the discipline and profession of education.

Please note – the successful candidates can be located in Fredericton, NB, or can work virtually. If located elsewhere than Fredericton, occasional travel to Fredericton is required, to be determined in consultation with the Dean.


Academic Leadership

  • With the Dean, contribute to curriculum planning and development
  • Oversee performance review of faculty members
  • Develop and present strategies and practices to improve instruction and student satisfaction
  • Coordinate distribution of course evaluations to Faculty

Academic Operations

  • Membership on Faculty Hiring committee; ensure that new faculty members are effectively oriented to University policies, program goals, course objectives and pedagogy as well as the LMS
  • Maintain faculty files as required by University policy
  • Oversee the annual faculty performance review process (establish schedule for all program chairs)
  • With the Dean, attend to faculty scheduling and course appointments
  • Ensure that faculty members submit grades on time and track final grades
  • Assist the Dean with student grievances, particularly as they relate to learning experience
  • Monitor currency and accuracy of relevant sections of the calendar, student handbook, faculty handbook, web site
  • Manage textbook lists and coordinate communication of same to administrative support, campus librarian, Campus Bookstore, and faculty.
  • 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
  • Member of Faculty Hiring and Review Committee;
  • Chair Faculty Council
  • Member of Yorkville University Committee of Deans


Education and Experience

  • Earned doctorate in Education, preferably adult education or education leadership
  • Academic and professional experience commensurate with a position as a leader and senior academic administrator
  • Relevant experience in a post-secondary education environment, including program development, program accreditation, regulatory affairs, quality assurance practices, student and faculty policies
  • Active Program of Research and scholarly publications

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to post-secondary professional education, particularly for working adults
  • Understanding of and experience in online teaching and learning at the university level
  • Record of academic and 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
  • Understanding of and commitment to collegial academic governance and management


To apply, please send Letter of Application, CV, teaching philosophy, and program of research to the attention of the Dean: Dr. Ellyn Lyle. Your application package can be sent care of [email protected]. The closing date for this position is June 15, 2018.

Relocation to the campus is not required.

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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