Director, School of Health Administration/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Director, School of Health Administration/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health
Posting Number F408P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Health – Dean’s Office
Location Halifax
About the opportunity The Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University is seeking a strategic, team-oriented leader to be the next Director, School of Health Administration/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities, comprised of more than 6,000 faculty and staff and 20,000 students in its 13 Faculties. As part of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities, Dalhousie is a key driver of intellectual, social and economic development, particularly across the Atlantic region. Dalhousie University’s first 200 years have seen it transform from a local centre of learning to an institution with global impact.
The most programmatically diverse health department in Canada, the Faculty of Health is also one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and over 3,000 students. For forty years, the School of Health Administration’s mission has been to drive positive change in healthcare through specific specialism: the leadership and management of this essential sector. Through outstanding teaching, world-class research and carefully cultivated connections with the communities we serve, the School strives to impact upon the healthcare sector in Nova Scotia, across Canada, and around the world.
The School is seeking a strategic leader who can provide academic and administrative leadership. Reporting directly to the Dean and working closely and collaboratively with the other members of the Leadership Team, the Director, Health Administration plays a critical role working toward the School of Health Administration, Faculty of Health and University strategic goals and missions. The Director, Health Administration will promote excellence in research, education, and professional activity.
The ideal candidate will have experience in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders internal and external to the University. Evidence of a substantial contribution to academia through scholarship, an externally funded research program, and teaching accomplishment should be demonstrable. Experience as a strategic leader providing academic and administrative leadership is desirable, as is interest in and/or experience with developing interprofessional collaboration. Excellent communication skills and a history of building and leading collaborative teams are essential as are strong administrative skills with preference being given to those with experience managing human and financial resources with an academic or health organization/system environment. Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent research degree) in a relevant discipline would be preferred.
This five-year term position is expected to commence July 1, 2023 and may be renewed for a second five-year term. Eligible candidates are expected to be appointable in a tenure stream position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above by January 19th, 2023.
Applications for the position should include a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae highlighting recent examples of academic, research, and management/administrative experience.
For more information and to review a Brief for the role, please contact Emma Spence Wach at [email protected]

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

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