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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology - Newnham, TAS

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Posting Date (E):
February 9, 2021

Closing Date (E):
February 16, 2021

Pay Range:
Dependent on experience



Hours to be determined

Contract Start Date (if applicable):Contract End Date:Position Summary:
Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Arts, the Chair is responsible for providing academic leadership and management to the School of Arts & Sciences. The incumbent works as part of the Administrative Leadership Team in the development and implementation of the Schools’ strategic initiatives that are aligned with and aimed at achieving Seneca’s long term objectives (Strategic Plan, Strategic Mandate Agreement, Academic and Business Plans) while ensuring quality program delivery and student success and achievement are at the forefront of decision making.

Academic Leadership in program and strategic planning
Primary contact for Seneca departments and community partners on day-to-day operations of the School in order to achieve both operational and strategic effectiveness.
Works collaboratively with staff, faculty and chair colleagues on the development and implementation of Seneca’s strategic initiatives.
Oversees the planning, generation and accuracy of curriculum development for course/program planning and delivery, while e nsuring that all programs conform to Seneca, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), and industry/accreditation standards (where applicable).
Takes measures to create and support an equitable and positive work and learning environment for staff, faculty and students.
Student Success and Related Supports
Principal contact for problem solving and / or mediating academic level disputes involving faculty/staff and students that are not resolved at the faculty/staff level.
Supports access to services for students with health and/or other related issues that impact student learning and success.
Fosters positive, ongoing relationships with students and alumni.
Research and Innovation
Facilitates an applied research culture within the School and supports faculty and student participation in activities related to applied research.
Stays abreast of new developments in teaching and learning and emerging educational technologies as well as advancements in their program field(s) of study.
Resource Management: Human, Financial and Physical
Recruits, develops and performance manages staff/faculty; including conducting performance reviews, overseeing the Faculty Development Portfolio process, managing workloads, reviewing professional development plans, and implementing related employment laws.
Supports, coaches and mentors full-time and contract faculty and support staff to achieve the School’s operational plans.
Participates in the integrated planning and budgeting processes for their School(s) in collaboration with Dean and Chair colleagues.
Facilitates linkages between Schools, other Faculties, other College departments, and other institutions that serve to enrich program offerings.
Participates in external events and outreach activities that will benefit both the School and Seneca.

Completed Master’s degree in a closely related field.
Nine (9) years related administrative experience, preferably in the School’s discipline, or a combination of post-secondary teaching experience, and progressive work experience.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering academic excellence and student success.
Demonstrated leadership competency within a diverse, unionized work environment.
Effective communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
Well-developed public relations and relationship-building skills.
Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Category Faculty of Arts
Location Newnham Campus
ID 1711

Newnham, TAS

Education, Childcare & Training


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