Brescia is Canada’s only women’s university. Affiliated with Western University, the third largest university in the province of Ontario, Brescia’s faculty, staff and 1,500 students benefit from the small, supportive environment at Brescia while still enjoying the resources Western has to offer. Established in 1919, Brescia is a Catholic university in the Ursuline tradition that welcomes students of all nationalities and religious backgrounds creating an exchange of ideas that fosters community, mutual respect and understanding in a student-centred university. Brescia’s 2017-2021 strategic plan charts the course for Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Leaders, women who live the University’s values, contribute actively and positively to society and demonstrate the Brescia Competencies that uniquely frame outcomes-based education at Brescia.
Reporting to the Principal and an integral member of the senior leadership team, the Vice-Principal and Academic Dean is the senior academic administrative officer of Brescia and is responsible for providing leadership in all academic matters including the development and review of academic programming and the enhancement of the research and teaching mission of Brescia University College. The Vice-Principal and Academic Dean works closely with the Principal, Vice-Principals, Chairs, students, faculty members, staff, Western University and its other affiliated university colleges to ensure excellence in all aspects of academic planning and programming. The next Vice-Principal and Academic Dean will lead and steward the implementation of Brescia’s strategic plan and promote and support the continued development of outcomes-based education. As a leader and role model, the next Vice-Principal and Academic Dean will foster a collegial culture and encourage, guide and enable program and curriculum innovation and renewal.
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of achievement in teaching, research, scholarly activities and service, and demonstrated administrative and management experience and acumen. An excellent communicator and collaborator committed to academic excellence and outcomes-based education, the Vice-Principal and Academic Dean will have an understanding of interdisciplinary teaching and research, program innovation and the fostering of teaching excellence. Through collegial leadership and a student-centred approach, the Vice-Principal and Academic Dean will be committed to the success of all students, faculty and staff and will foster and support a culture that is aligned with Brescia’s values and identity as a Catholic university for women.
Brescia University College is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs. Brescia welcomes diversity in the workplace by encouraging applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Anna Stuart or Nikki Mifflen at 1-866-822-6022 for more information, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Careers/12053.