Dean, Faculty of Health, Public Safety and Community Studies

Algonquin College. Ottawa, ON

Closing Date - Location Ottawa, ON
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Job Description

Algonquin College is changing the world – one learner at a time. Headquartered in Ottawa, on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, Algonquin College is one of Canada’s leading publicly funded polytechnic institutes, with close to 20,000 full-time and over 45,400 continuing education students. With strong connections to community and industry, the College is aligned to the future of work and innovative approaches to learning, with the state-of-the-art DARE District, dedicated to Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. Every person who is a part of the Algonquin College community is dedicated to transforming hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Reporting to the Senior Vice-President Academic, the Dean will be accountable for contributing to the academic well-being and growth of the College by providing academic and administrative leadership, supervision, support and direction to the academic chairs, professors, and support staff in the Faculty. The Dean will develop and implement the strategic plan for the Faculty, ensuring it is in line with the College’s Strategic and Academic Plans. Algonquin College plays an integral role in achieving better health for Ontarians by connecting, educating, and informing our community through programming, onsite learning enterprises, and advanced simulation environments.  The Dean will ensure the current and future educational needs of students are being met; determine if modification to programs is needed along with introduction of new courses, programs, and delivery modalities; and collaborate with staff to ensure programs reflect the changing landscape and employment needs of the industry. 

As a well-qualified candidate, you have a Master’s level degree in a relevant area, and a Ph.D. would be an asset. You bring senior executive experience from within academic health institutes and/or applied research environments and are passionate about student success and education. You have experience working with external partners and maintaining productive working relationships during periods of growth and developments of major projects. A consensus builder, with strong communications and interpersonal skills, you are able to articulate a vision and execute on strategic plans. Your exceptional leadership and change management skills will be highly sought for in this role. You understand the uniqueness of working with a unionized workforce.

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. The College encourages applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Boyden and Algonquin College throughout the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To explore this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathy Rahme at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.