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Dean, Williams School of Business

Bishop's University, Williams School of Business

Job Title: Dean, Williams School of Business
Job Location: Sherbrooke , Quebec
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Business: accounting/economics/finance
Business: management, public admin
Business: marketing
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-12-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


Williams School of Business
Bishop's University

Position Summary

               Bishop’s University is a primarily undergraduate institution with a strong tradition of liberal education, a deep commitment to effective instruction, a growing research culture and a collegial style of institutional governance.  We score among the highest in Canada for student engagement and quality of educational experience. 

               We are seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic scholar to lead the Williams School of Business, an integral pillar of the University, and its largest academic unit (600 students, 20+ faculty).  The Dean will help position the School of Business as a national leader in undergraduate business education.  The Dean will be responsible for supervising and supporting the academic programs and research activities of the Williams School of Business.  Under the general coordination of the Vice-Principal Academic, the Dean will also participate, with other academic officers, in the coordination of the academic programs and research activities of the University.

               We seek a candidate possessing strong leadership skills, a transformative vision, a demonstrated excellence in the development and administration of academic programs, a proven track record of change management and wide experience and commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to undertake extensive community and business outreach, and will possess a strong background in research and professional activity within a university business context.  An individual with a broad network of connections amongst business leaders locally, nationally and even internationally would be a significant asset. We seek an individual who can leverage these contacts to enhance the academic profile of Bishop’s academic programs in Business and to entice business leaders to interview and hire Bishop’s graduates.

Job Requirements


  • Masters in Business Administration or equivalent is a minimum requirement. A relevant doctoral degreeispreferred.
  • Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate university education in business in Quebec, nationally and internationally. Experience with accreditation of university business schools would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible higher education leadership experience in academic institutions, with substantial management skills in strategic planning, finance, team building, and faculty and staff development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and collaborative learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability at community outreach across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Clear and effective communicator orally and in writing.
  • High level oral and written proficiency in English is required. Fluency in French is a significant asset.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Bishop's University

Bishop's University is a predominantly residential, undergraduate university. Our primary concern is offering students a quality education in business, sciences, arts, and education. The residential aspect and our small size (2600 full time students) encourage students to immerse themselves in a comprehensive university experience.


Bishop's University offers B.A, B.B.A, B.Ed., B.Sc, M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc programs through three Divisions and two Schools. Please consult the University website, especially the academic programs section, to learn more about our extensive program offerings.


Bishop's University boasts some of Canada's best university professors. They have chosen to work at Bishop's because they love to teach and work with undergraduate students. Great emphasis is put on personal contact between students and professors through small classes and frequent use of seminars, laboratories, and tutorials. Our 120 full time faculty members are also involved in important research, publishing, professional and creative activities.


Bishop's is located in the bilingual community of Lennoxville, a suburb of Sherbrooke, the 5th largest city in the Province of Quebec. The Eastern Townships region offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. Education at all levels (kindergarten through university) is available in French and English. Sherbrooke has recently been identified as the best city in Canada to raise a family.


Bishop's 550 acre campus boasts 25 buildings including seven residences, a Library Learning Commons and an archival library, two theatres, outstanding classrooms, laboratory and athletic facilities, an arena, a historic chapel, a music recital hall, and a daycare. A duck pond and wildlife refuge, 10 tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a golf course are also found on campus.


Over 17,000 individuals around the world proudly claim Bishop's University as their alma mater. Bishop's graduates are among the most cohesive and supportive alumni groups in Canada. Alumni branches around the world host events throughout the year for graduates and friends of the University.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We implement an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection and pre-selection of candidates).


If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please submit your CV and cover letter via email to the attention of Sarah Cruz at

The position will remain open until filled.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted and testing may be required; thank you for your interest.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Sarah Cruz as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

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