Dean, Schools of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality

Position Summary

Cambrian College is seeking a visionary leader to become Dean for the Schools of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality.

Reporting to the Vice President Academic, the Dean will contribute to the College’s goals and objectives by fostering innovation and excellence; by providing academic leadership and support to faculty members and staff within a diverse portfolio; and by ensuring student success through the delivery of a supportive, inclusive, and high-quality educational experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a positive and dynamic leadership style that will inspire and engage faculty, staff, and external community partners and foster positive work relationships within the department and with other areas of the College. In addition, he or she will ensure alignment of academic programming with the College’s strategic objectives. This includes the planning, development, and ongoing review of the programs and courses within the portfolio; the enhancement of existing programs; and the development of new programs to attract and retain students. The Dean will oversee program delivery and ensure that it conforms to applicable standards (e.g. external accreditation and licensing requirements) and that it meets the needs of students, employers, and the community. As Dean, the successful candidate will support the College’s vision and mission by attracting and developing exceptional faculty who can nurture student excellence and support the programs within the portfolio. The Dean will also have oversight of, and accountability for, financial planning and resource allocation within his or her area, including the development and ongoing monitoring of budgets.



The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree, or equivalent professional designation, in an area related to the portfolio, as well as teaching competence and experience. The incumbent will also have demonstrated leadership skills, strategic thinking abilities, and experience in achieving positive results. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to promote collaboration and to inspire others to succeed will be a requirement of the position. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the postsecondary education environment, and experience within a unionized environment.

Additional Information

Schools of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality

The Schools of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality, offer acclaimed programs taught by accomplished faculty. Students in these programs are provided with an outstanding learning experience and routinely compete and win local, provincial, and national competitions that are a testament to their high-calibre skills. Examples of these competitions include: the Ontario and National Technological Skills Competitions, the Registered Graphic Designers Student Awards, and a variety of Music competitions and festivals. Students also benefit from learning opportunities through private- and public-sector placements, applied research projects, innovative industry-sponsored experience programs, and unique hands-on learning opportunities both in Sudbury and around the world.


About Cambrian

Cambrian College, located in the beautiful City of Greater Sudbury, is a leading postsecondary institution, with a vibrant and diverse community of learners – over 11,000 full- and part-time students who have chosen Cambrian and Northern Ontario as their education destination. Cambrian offers innovative programming and cutting-edge research, with an emphasis on experiential learning and a multi-platform teaching approach.

Application Details

The salary range for this position is currently under review.

Interested individuals may apply, by email only, with a cover letter quoting the competition number, and a résumé, detailing education and experience, to:

Human Resources Department

While all responses are appreciated, only those applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted.

Cambrian College is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive, and diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including; women; persons with disabilities; racialized peoples; Indigenous people; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the College environment are encouraged to apply.

Our policies supporting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) are available on our website and include the Duty to Accommodate Policy and the Customer Service Policy.

Position Details

Competition #



Schools of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design, and Music; and Hospitality


Barrydowne (Sudbury)



Reporting To

Vice President Academic

Posting Date

Mar 31, 2017

Start Rate / Salary Range

Currently under review

Closing Date

Apr 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM