The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Can work Remote
Education and Training
Full-time - Permanent
$60,000 - $80,000 / year

The Academic Chair serves as a principal academic and administrative officer incorporating areas of academic affairs, curriculum integrity, faculty and student support, and administrative support. The Academic Chair is part of the leadership team and as such will provide input into and support of learning excellence, the strategic planning, and decision-making processes. This position is located within a four-hour drive of Fredericton, NB.

Reporting directly to the Dean of Academics for the University of Fredericton, the Academic Chair is responsible for the following academic and administrative functions:

What you'll do


Academic Essential Functions

  • Review and monitor the currency, quality, rigor, and completeness of courses within the curriculum; make recommendations for improvement
  • Address faculty/student issues bringing conflict resolution or provide documentation for escalation
  • Assist in program and institutional review, including accreditation and assessment; provide required information for maintenance of any university certifications and/or accreditations
  •  Ensure compliance with academic accreditation requirements, appropriate academic regulations, and policies and processes
  • Assist the Dean with maintaining excellent working relationships with faculty and students
  • Assist the Dean in working on curriculum, personnel and workload management issues
  • Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned

Administrative Essential Functions

  • Provide input into the program annual budget
  • Identify potential faculty; assist in orientating/training new faculty
  • Assist in the recruitment of new students and the development of marketing strategies
  • Ensure compliance with applicable university policies; recommend policy changes if required
  • Provide input into program planning and goals
  • Plan for faculty staffing needs and workload distribution; make recommendations to the Dean to address the needs and workload distribution
  • Support the deployment of any new systems, processes, or formats
  • Anticipate program problems and develop/recommend resolution strategies; serve as a resource for others in resolving issues and problems.
  • Actively participate in administration and faculty meetings
  • Recommend other sources of revenue
  • Communicate information involving complex matters, which may involve using persuasion and negotiation.
  • Represent the University in external functions as may be required
  • Participate on committees as appropriate

What you'll need


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively in a virtual environment; utilize team skills to attain mutually acceptable results
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and managing processes that bring about the successful completion of specific deliverables
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively present information to various constituents; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge of university operations, including trends in online education
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum development
  • Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences
  • Customer service orientation

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university with education administration or business degree; preferred degree is in a discipline applicable to the University's academic division
  • A terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or a DBA will be considered an asset
  • 10 years of progressive work experience in administration/management in higher education
  • Experience with representing the interests of an academic unit in discussions and negotiations with faculty and senior administrators

We're looking for

Core Skills

Accreditation Compliance Planning ACE Support

A little bit about us

University of Fredericton

The University of Fredericton is fully recognized as a degree-granting institution by the Province of New Brunswick. Our mission is to provide our students with an exciting, rewarding and affordable lifelong learning path of professional education, with programs scheduled to accommodate both professional and personal lives.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Compensation Package

In addition to your base compensation, joining the UFred team means you will be part of a rapidly expanding organization. UFred values its employees and ensures they are able to enjoy Wellness and Balance, Professional Development, and Service opportunities.

Wellness and Balance: UFred employees actively utilize subsidized Health and Vision Care, as well as an RRSP Match program. They spend paid time off with those who are important to them between Christmas and New Years, as well as and on their birthdays. The possibility for flexible work arrangements, subsidized gym memberships, and Wellness days are additional benefits enjoyed by our staff.

Professional Development: UFred supports both internal and external opportunities to support your development needs.

Service: UFred employees actively participate in a wide range of volunteer and fundraising initiatives within and around the Fredericton Community.

Hours of work

This is a full-time position (35 hours), under regular business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The position is available in Fredericton, NB with the ability to work remotely.

Who are we?

The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully-online University based out of Fredericton, NB. UFred was founded on the notion that education should be driven by the needs of today's learners. The fully-online, no-residency required model of education that UFred offers is designed specifically for online delivery that is applied and relevant. Learners can begin their UFred journey from a range of starting points depending on their interests, level of education, and professional experience, and can continue along a customized path to fulfil their ultimate learning goals.

The University of Fredericton is firmly committed to ensuring a positive and professional working environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to provide a fair and consistent method for filling job openings in support of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity within the company.

Please apply before August 27th, 2022. We thank all those who apply! 

Keep in mind that this position could be closed earlier than August 27th, 2022 if we receive the maximum threshold of applicants for this role.