External Job Postings – Senior Associate Dean

Senior Associate Dean

Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine’s Cape Breton Medical Campus
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Description:
The Senior Associate Dean, Cape Breton Medical Campus (CBMC) will report to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, for all matters related to the execution of the academic mission of the CBMC, and to both the President of CBU and the Dean of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine for non-academic matters advancing CBMC’s strategic mission.

The Senior Associate Dean, CBMC, is the representative, agent, and spokesperson for Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine in Cape Breton. The Senior Associate Dean receives guidance from the governing bodies of the CBMC, the Steering Committee Co-Chairs, and other CBMC leads. The Senior Associate Dean, CBMC will be responsible to advance the vision, mission, and objectives of the CBMC and ensure operational readiness before the arrival of the first cohort of learners in August 2025. Once the campus begins teaching students, the Senior Associate Dean will oversee the execution of the undergraduate medical education program at the CBMC working in collaboration with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME).

The Senior Associate Dean, CBMC will work collaboratively with the Dalhousie staff and leadership responsible for the academic programs provided in Cape Breton and at Dalhousie’s Halifax and Saint John campuses. They will work to improve the health of rural Nova Scotians through effective working relationships with government departments (Advanced Education; Health and Wellness; Seniors and Long-term Care), Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health, CBU and its health education and research institutions, and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine and health education and research institutions.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a medical doctorate or equivalent degree alongside a minimum of five years of experience in a senior leadership position in a clinical or health education setting. A graduate degree with a research focus in medical education or business administration would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have experience in family medicine and/or rural medicine, as well as demonstrated knowledge and understanding of medical education and research principles and practice. As a demonstrated collaborative leader, the successful candidate will have experience in team leadership and management of financial and human resources. They must also have strong facilitation, presentation, and negotiation skills as well as demonstrated success collaborating effectively across and building strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and within community. Finally, it is essential that the candidate bring a breadth of experience and proven commitment and success in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Job Competencies

  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Relationship Building
  • Respect & Inclusion
  • Change and Innovation
  • Resource and Process Management

This is a five-year, renewable term with a continuing academic appointment in the department. The Senior Associate Dean position is subject to renewal for a second five-year term, conditional on satisfactory annual performance evaluations and a positive review of the first term as Senior Associate Dean.

Full Job Description

Application Process:
For more information, including a copy of the Executive Brief, please contact Katherine Frank (kfrank@kbrs.ca) or Abbey MacLeod (amacleod@kbrs.ca

A complete application will include a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online at www.kbrs.ca/career/18170. 

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Should you require an accommodation to participate fully in the recruitment process, please inform KBRS at accommodate@kbrs.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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