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Dean, School of Construction & the Environment

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Position Title Dean, School of Construction & the Environment
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is well renowned and uniquely positioned in terms of its provision of highly relevant, real-life, contextual instruction that facilitates the life-long learning needed for career progression and career change. For close to 60 years, graduates of BCIT’s programs have been massive contributors to the social and economic prosperity of British Columbia. Today, BCIT is among the largest polytechnics in Canada and has earned a reputation internationally as an organization laser-focused on strategic workforce development within a global context.
Duties & Responsibilities
Among the many gems within BCIT is its School of Construction and the Environment. Occupying a unique space among BC’s post-secondary institutions, the School of Construction and the Environment offers a broad range of certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Trades, Engineering, and Applied and Natural Sciences. The School uses an integrated and multidisciplinary approach in many of its programs to ensure graduates of the School are equipped with the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving abilities required to excel in today’s workforce. Faculty are vibrant, active, and enthusiastic leaders in a broad array of areas and operate with sustainability and globalization in mind.

Due to a planned retirement, an opportunity exists for a progressive and visionary leader to assume the role of Dean, School of Construction and the Environment. Leading a talented team of faculty and staff across 77 full-time and part-time programs, the Dean will lead the School’s academic, international, and community activities to new heights.

With over $160M invested in a new campus development, the Dean will play an active role in facilitating the building of the Trades and Technology Complex (TTC) at the Burnaby campus, with the goal of training future professionals to meet the province’s economic and workforce priorities. This individual will serve as a key member of the leadership team and will support academic excellence and promote originality and innovation in teaching and scholarship, thereby continuing to differentiate the School in an ever-changing and highly competitive post-secondary landscape.
The ideal candidate will bring a strong record of accomplishment as a leader who can motivate and inspire a broad range of faculty, staff and students. This experience may have been gained as a Dean, Associate Dean, Chair or Department Head from an applied education environment within a unit relevant to the School of Construction and the Environment. Alternatively, this individual may come from a relevant industry where their senior leadership experience is in evidence, and where they bring some connection to teaching and learning. Regardless of area of expertise, a strategic and forward-thinking mindset will be key, as will an understanding of the competitive educational landscape.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly strategic, collaborative, and motivational leader to influence a generation of learners at an important juncture in terms of strategic workforce development in our province, and around the world.

To explore this opportunity further, please connect directly with our recruitment partner, Boyden executive search: Dean, School of Construction and the Environment

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We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefitpension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Position Details

Posting Category Management
School/Service Area SOCE Dean's Office
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit Management
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 07/04/2023
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 23M81
Competition Open Date 04/12/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents