Douglas College

Douglas College

Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences


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Position Title Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences

Posting Number 02015SA Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level A - Pay Band 14 Salary Range - Position Type Administration - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Administration Start Date 01/01/2024 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements

This regular full-time position is available January 1, 2024. Regular hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Travel between Douglas College's locations as required. Travel for business may be required on occasion.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

Under the direction of the Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the Associate Dean provides day-to-day leadership for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Associate Dean works with faculty, staff and administration to co-ordinate the planning, development, implementation, and review of programs, and to uphold academic standards. The Associate Dean assists the Dean with budgeting; handling complaints, grievances and appeals; selecting and supervising faculty and staff; overseeing work assignments and scheduling; coordinating professional development opportunities; and other duties as required.


Together with the Dean, the Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is accountable for the following:

• Representing the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; • Providing direction and leadership to faculty and staff; • Working with the Dean, Chairs, and Coordinators to ensure that new curriculum for the credit and non-credit programs is planned, developed and implemented, and that existing curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated; ensuring quality standards for program review and curriculum development; • Assisting with developing, implementing and monitoring of departmental operational plans in coordination with the Dean, Chairs and Coordinators; • Working with HSS faculty and staff and relevant College areas to manage and resolve student-related issues; • Supporting student success by working with students and faculty, as required, to address performance and/or academic issues, proactively upholding the values of academic integrity within the Faculty, and resolving complaints following principles of procedural fairness; • Ensuring the quality and integrity of activities within the Faculty; • Participating in selection processes, hiring decisions, and orientation of new hires; • Managing the process of evaluation for probationary faculty and overseeing the post-probationary faculty evaluation process; • Reviewing and recommending to the Dean approval of faculty professional development, vacation, sick leave and other leaves of absence requests; • Maintaining knowledge of and ensuring compliance with the DCFA and BCGEU Collective Agreements and all relevant College policies and procedures; • Working with the Department Chairs, Coordinators and program staff to monitor enrolments and ensure the development and implementation of student success and enrolment management measures; • Working with the Chairs and Coordinators to ensure high quality online and print communication materials related to Humanities and Social Sciences programs; • Working with the Chairs and Coordinators to ensure the staffing, scheduling of workload, timetabling, and instructional hours are in alignment of the Collective Agreement; • In collaboration with the Dean, ensure Faculty and departmental budgets are developed and maintained within the approved parameters; • Representing the Dean and the Faculty in selected external relationships; • Under the direction of the Dean, ensuring the establishment and maintenance of a Program Advisory Committee for each program and representing the Dean on selected Program Advisory Committees; • Responsibility for specific initiatives in the Faculty as identified by the Dean; • Assisting with program-related market research and needs assessments, and participating in promotional and marketing opportunities; • Supporting the development and implementation of new programming in the Faculty; in the case of collaborative degrees, assists in communicating program needs to other areas of the College (such as Enrolment Services) and to collaborative partners (within the College or at other institutions); • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to establish data analytics and research priorities to best support program management decisions; • Support a culture of excellence in teaching though professional development; • Lead the development and implementation of initiatives in support of the College's Strategic Plan; • Performing other related duties as required.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

• A graduate degree in a discipline represented in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from a recognized post-secondary institution (PhD preferred); • A minimum of five years post-secondary Full-Time Equivalent teaching experience; • A minimum of three years of experience in academic administration or similar role (such as Department Chair, Program Coordinator, Associate Dean) within a post-secondary institution; • Ability to meet the qualified to teach determination in at least one department or program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building capabilities including the ability to foster teamwork and facilitate collaborative working relationships; mediation skills; and the ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders; • Demonstrated organizational, time management and technology skills; and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with self-direction; • Proven capacity to manage change, and a demonstrated ability to drive innovations from conception through to implementation; • Proven leadership ability; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and • A record of scholarly activity and a demonstrated ability to promote and support research and scholarly activities within the Faculty.

Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/18/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. We will begin reviewing applications on October 9, 2023. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

Under “Other Document”, please attach a list of all post-secondary courses taught (including course names, course numbers, and name of institution(s)). Applications without these course lists may not be considered. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
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  • Documents Needed to Apply

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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  • Job details


    Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences


    Douglas College




    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 09, 2023

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

    The college provides both on-campus and off-campus housing options to the students. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.

    The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 17,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 4210 are international students from 92 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 960 members.

    The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work.

    The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.

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