The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Competition Number: 2425-173

Academic Chair (CL8)


Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

School of Business and Creative Industries

Term Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately July 29, 2024 and ending approximately March 27, 2026
Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 18th,2024

Competition No. 2425-173

Salary range: $107,736.772 to $126,749.144 annually

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

As the Academic Chair for the School of Business and Creative Industries, you will:

  • Lead the delivery of Business Administration and Business Analysis programing at the Ivany Campus ensuring the highest standard of quality and consistency in programing while supporting student success.
  • Lead and manage approximately 20 to 25 faculty and staff associated with business programs at Ivany Campus.
  • Be a key member of both Campus and School teams with the shared accountability for ensuring a quality-learning environment for students and employees.
  • The Academic Chair is accountable to ensure that students receive quality academic programming and to ensure student have access to services and supports to make informed decisions on educational and career plans, goals, strategies, course planning and recovery, policies and procedures, including appeals.
  • The Academic Chair will be responsible for the delivery of core programming as well as leading the campus delivery of customized and continuing education programming which will include evenings and weekends; on and offsite.
  • Use your established relationships in business related sectors regionally and locally to inform programming and opportunities for students.
  • Your strategic and operational leadership is key to ensuring the objectives of programs offered by NSCC are met through efficient and effective management of all fiscal and human resources, while endorsing the application of adult education principles and portfolio learning, within a safe work environment, and portfolio learning in a learning-centered college.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree in a field related to the school. A Graduate Degree would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 7 years (full-time equivalent) of recent and progressive occupational experience in a field related to the School. You have a minimum of five years in a formal supervisory, management or leadership role. Experience in your field includes formal teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Occupational experience that includes roles in the business sector will be an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, One Note and enterprise management systems such as People Soft.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.
  • You have some experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation in post-secondary environment or educational environment

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in adult learning college and principles and understanding of how it applies in college setting.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator both written and oral.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to academic and learning programming; scheduling and event planning)
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities.
  • You have demonstrated strength in supervising, managing and leading a team in a unionized environment
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and continuous improvement model
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about us and our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Sarah Curwin, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.