Dean, School of Continuing Studies

Montréal, Quebec (CA)
15 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, School of Continuing Studies

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from across the globe, its student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill was founded in 1821 and since then, it has grown into a bustling university with two beautiful campuses, 10 faculties, 12 professional schools, some 300 programs of study, and 40,000 students. 

Serving over 15,000 learners annually through over 50 programs of study, the McGill School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has an international reputation as a leader in the field of adult and continuing education. Located in the heart of Montreal on the downtown campus, SCS is home to dynamic and engaged instructors and students. Students who come to SCS look to it for excellence in teaching, innovative programs, entrepreneurial approaches to education and enabling learner services. SCS’s academic areas include Career and Professional Development, Education, Faculty Partnerships and Summer Studies, McGill Writing Centre, Personal and Cultural Enrichment, McGill Community for Lifelong Learning, Language and Intercultural Communication, and Translation and Written Communication. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), the Dean is a member of the senior administration at McGill and is responsible for the leadership and management of the School. The Dean will build on the programmatic platform of the School, enhance community involvement internally and externally, promote the wide variety of continuing education offerings on campus, and provide open access to adult and continuing education. As the ideal candidate, you have proven academic leadership abilities and business acumen and demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively within and outside the University. You are committed to adult education, future-oriented, experienced in the continuing education community, and able to build appropriate partnerships to further the mission of the School and McGill University. You bring a combination of academic credentials, work experience, and professional and scholarly accomplishments that will command respect within and outside the university community. A PhD (or similar level degree in the field) and the ability and willingness to develop the skills to work in both English and French would be significant assets. Knowledge of other languages would also be an asset.

Please contact Katherine Frank or Nikki Mifflen at 902-421-1310 for more information, or submit your application online at: Consideration of candidates will begin in October 2017. 

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.