Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Ryerson University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, with the appointment to be effective July 2019. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the School’s unique collaborative model delivering innovative, quality, lifelong learning that empowers adults to reach their life and career goals.

Located in the heart of Toronto, one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse cities, Ryerson University continues to build Canada’s innovation ecosystem and to drive economic development. Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university, with high quality programmes and scholarly, research, and creative activities that extend beyond its walls. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programmes. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University has more than 45,000 students, including 2,600 master's and PhD students, over 3,000 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's largest and most successful continuing education program with approximately 70,000 enrollments per year. The Chang School offers more than 1,500 courses, seminars, and workshops, 81 career-related certificate programs, 12 part-time degree programs, and courses towards accreditation by nine professional institutes and associations.  Committed to meeting the changing needs of society and its local community, the Chang School has partnerships with diverse professional associations, societies, and institutes, and is connected to other educational institutions, industry leaders, associations, and the local community.  Flexible, accessible programming is available on campus, via distance education, and off-site for employee groups. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and part of Ryerson’s senior administration, the Dean is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the Chang School including strategy, policy development, implementation, and management. The Dean will have a graduate degree, combined with senior management experience that emphasizes strategic planning and service excellence relating to continuous learning and professional development. The successful candidate will have a vision for lifelong learning and will support Ryerson’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarship, pedagogy, and curriculum, and in administrative and leadership activities. The Dean will have a thorough understanding of student and employer needs in an environment of innovation and advancing technology, and will possess the leadership skills to foster positive and collaborative relationships with Ryerson’s academic units, and ensure ongoing success in an entrepreneurial continuing education setting. Familiarity with university constituencies will be a strong asset. Candidates should bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm, a strong commitment to adult learning, and a demonstrated record of building innovative and co-operative working relationships. 

The search committee will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, including a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be submitted in confidence, electronically, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.