Chair, School of Aviation

Seneca College

Published
June 5, 2019
Location
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Description

Seneca is a leading postsecondary educational institution with a stellar reputation for offering high quality programs at the baccalaureate degree, graduate, diploma and certificate levels. The approximately 30,000 full time students and 70,000 part time registrants, faculty, staff and alumni share a passion for the school. Hardworking, ambitious and compassionate: that approach, that culture, is what Seneca is all about.

With an annual enrolment of over 1,000 students, Seneca is one of Canada’s premier aviation schools and a national leader in aviation education. It is renowned internationally for highly sought-after graduates, expert faculty and strong industry partnerships. The opportunity to lead and build on this excellence in program development and delivery awaits the next Chair, School of Aviation.

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (FASET), the Chair is responsible for influencing the direction and future of the School of Aviation (SoA). Working as part of the FASET Leadership Team, the Chair will champion the development and implementation of the Schools’ strategic initiatives that are aligned with Seneca’s 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. The Chair oversees all aspects of curriculum development for course and program planning and delivery; integrated planning and budgeting processes; and manages human, financial and physical resources for the SoA. Building and strengthening aliances and partnerships with business, industry, associations, and other faculties are key elements of the Chair’s activities to stay abreast of new developments in education, emerging technologies and advancements in aviation and academia.

As the ideal candidate, you bring at least ten (10) years of aviation industry experience and knowledge, are well-versed in flight line operations and academic requirements, including diploma and degree-granting academic programs in the aviation industry. You have leadership experience in a complex, multi-location environment and are comfortable working in collaborative and partnership arrangements. Your exceptional judgement, problem solving, and decision-making skills will allow you to be highly effective, persuasive, and influential in a transforming and changing environment. Teaching experience and/or leadership experience within a post-secondary environment is strongly preferred as is a Commercial Pilot License or Airline Transport Pilot License. A Class I or II Flight Instructor rating is preferred. You have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a Master’s degree would be considered an asset.

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      

Seneca College will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca, Anna Stuart at astuart@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca, or submit your application online at: https://kbrs.ca/Career/13006

Knowledge and Skills

As the ideal candidate, you bring at least ten (10) years of aviation industry experience and knowledge, are well-versed in flight line operations and academic requirements, including diploma and degree-granting academic programs in the aviation industry. You have leadership experience in a complex, multi-location environment and are comfortable working in collaborative and partnership arrangements. Your exceptional judgement, problem solving, and decision-making skills will allow you to be highly effective, persuasive, and influential in a transforming and changing environment. Teaching experience and/or leadership experience within a post-secondary environment is strongly preferred as is a Commercial Pilot License or Airline Transport Pilot License. A Class I or II Flight Instructor rating is preferred. You have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a Master’s degree would be considered an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (FASET), the Chair is responsible for influencing the direction and future of the School of Aviation (SoA). Working as part of the FASET Leadership Team, the Chair will champion the development and implementation of the Schools’ strategic initiatives that are aligned with Seneca’s 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. The Chair oversees all aspects of curriculum development for course and program planning and delivery; integrated planning and budgeting processes; and manages human, financial and physical resources for the SoA. Building and strengthening aliances and partnerships with business, industry, associations, and other faculties are key elements of the Chair’s activities to stay abreast of new developments in education, emerging technologies and advancements in aviation and academia.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca, Anna Stuart at astuart@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca, or submit your application online at: https://kbrs.ca/Career/13006

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