Closing Date: open until suitable candidate found
NAIT, a leading polytechnic, has been a major contributor to industry and the economy within Alberta for the past 55 years. Having built its first campus in 1962, NAIT has continued to grow and expand to meet industry and student demand. NAIT serves Alberta and its people to meet the current and emerging needs of this province. NAIT belongs to the province and people of Alberta. Every decision the institution makes has been informed by this simple fact.
Named one of Alberta’s top employers for six consecutive years, NAIT’s 1,200 academic and 1,600 non-academic staff deliver over 120 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates to 16,000 students. Year after year, more than nine out of ten graduates are employed soon after they finish final exams.
NAIT’s technology-based education fall within the following four program areas:
Science, technology, and the environment.
Health and Life Sciences
Business, including new venture and commercialization
With approximately 1,092 students and 200 staff, the School of Health and Life Sciences delivers 18 certificate and diploma programs encompassing diverse curricula in the professional fields of Animal Health, Dental Health, Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Laboratory, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Transcription, Personal Fitness, and Respiratory Therapy. The School maintains several industry partnerships for current relevance and future growth opportunities, including student placements within a work-integrated learning framework.
At the School of Health and Life Sciences, it’s not enough to just provide students with the best health training possible – its engaged faculty is committed to making that training even better through practical curriculum and a dedication to lifelong learning and innovation.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the School of Health and Life Sciences and is a member of the senior leadership team of NAIT. This position is responsible for the oversight of all academic and administrative functions within the School. The Dean provides strategic leadership to promote the School’s commitment to excellence in teaching and applied research and will be a strong advocate for the School as well as a builder of collaborative relationships both internally and externally to NAIT.
The Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences is accountable for the following outcomes:
Leadership and Vision
The successful candidate possesses a master’s degree in a relevant field of study and/or has demonstrated organizational leadership experience in the academic, corporate or public sectors, ideally in healthcare. A visionary leader, he/she has diverse knowledge of Alberta’s allied health care system, instructional experience, and experience leading a large, complex organization. Passionate about student success, he/she has championed applied research and innovation activities, and built lasting relationships and partnerships in support of the academic mission. Believing in the importance of community engagement, fundraising, and alumni relations as ways to support and advance the School; the successful candidate is able to work at the strategic level, engaging faculty members and staff to choose initiatives and manage priorities in the context of the School of Health and Life Sciences and NAIT’s strategic vision.
To learn more about this opportunity and to join one of Alberta’s top employers, please submit your application and related materials for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail. For more information, please go to www.boyden.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.