Management Academic Chair – Program Innovation & Development, Schools of Construction & Transportation
The primary role of the academic chair is bridging the needs of their program areas within the strategic goals of the School of Construction and the School of Transportation. Working with a strong base and knowledge of the post-secondary sector, the chair is responsible for the academic and operations management of assigned programs and ensure programs and services are delivered with a focus on quality education and training delivery. This is achieved by maintaining effective links with business sectors, industry, government, accrediting agencies and other educational institutions as they relate to programming needs. The academic chair will lead the program area faculty and staff to student-centered program and teaching excellence.
Nature & Scope
The chair reports to the associate dean, School of Construction and the School of Transportation. The primary responsibilities of the chair include academic leadership, operations management and administration (financial management, people management, facilities, and project planning and execution) and strategic planning. The chair is responsible for leading program staff and faculty in the effective delivery of programs and services. This will include advocating and supporting program areas when engaging with internal and external stakeholders, business sectors, government partners or other educational institutions. This position will be responsible for ensuring the operational requirements for program areas are met and where needed, are secured.
The academic chair has a number of direct reports that can include faculty and other employees located across the various Saskatchewan Polytechnic locations and at educational partner sites. The chair will be responsible for all elements of the employee life cycle for faculty and staff in their program areas (staffing, recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development). The academic chair is responsible for monitoring the fiscal resources and recommending efficiencies within the assigned programs. It may be necessary for the academic chair to travel for program and administrative responsibilities. Additional travel may be required provincially and nationally to represent the School(s) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic on committees. The School of Construction and the School of Transportation provide degree, diploma, certificate programs and apprenticeship training. The School(s) also offers general, introductory and specialized courses in a variety of disciplines through varied delivery methods.
Candidates will be considered in accordance with the minimum education requirements to support the programs supervised. For this position, an inter-provincial journeyperson or diploma or degree in a related field is required. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Demonstrated leadership experience and skills in relationship and financial management is an asset. Instructional experience in a post-secondary institution is preferred.
If you are interested in this position visit: https://careers.saskpolytech.ca/postings/27813
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