Associate Dean, Laboratory and Allied Health, BCIT


In 2014, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) celebrated five decades of providing highly relevant technical training and education to individuals endeavoring to be uniquely career-ready in a competitive and ever-changing market. As the largest polytechnic in Canada, with over 47,000 students enrolled annually, BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary Institutes. Renowned for offering hands-on, practical learning, a BCIT education has continued to challenge students through programs that provide real-life, contextual education that is in demand in a thriving technology sector.

BCIT’s School of Health Sciences is an integral contributor of health professionals to the BC health care system. The School provides instruction to more than 2,400 FTEs annually in 31 health related programs, some of which are offered exclusively at BCIT.

An opportunity now exists in the role of Associate Dean, Laboratory and Allied Health to lead the strategic, operational and educational leadership for this large and diverse program area of the School, and which, includes medical laboratory science, clinical genetics technology, environmental health technology, food technology, biotechnology, occupational health and safety, and prosthetics and orthotics.

Reporting to the Dean, School of Health Sciences, the Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other School of Health Science Associate Deans and will lead a team of program heads, chief instructors, instructional staff and administrative supports.

The ideal candidate brings an exemplary record of leadership within the academic or health sectors (and ideally both) where he/she has gained experience with team leadership, strategic planning, implementation, budgeting, operations, and change management. Ideally this individual will have overseen a variety of program areas in which standards and regulations are changing and has been successful in working to meet the education and training needs of a changing healthcare landscape. These experiences will aid the successful candidate in inspiring and supporting faculty and staff to continue to anticipate and meet the everchanging education and practice needs of the healthcare workforce in the province.

This is a high impact opportunity for a proven leader to bring vision and highly effective leadership to one of the School of Health Science’s key academic portfolios. This role is based at BCIT’s main campus in Burnaby.