Job Posting Details

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Dean, School of Business

Job Description


Dean, School of Business – Competition Number 13-07


Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a regionally focused, teaching-led institution. Situated in Metro Vancouver, and with an operating budget of approximately $140 million, KPU is a multi-sector university offering a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs to 18,000 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. 

With a broad University mandate focusing on access, academic and work-ready education as well as innovation & scholarship, KPU seeks a Dean for the School of Business to help shape the Faculty and the institution during a period of dynamic growth and change.

Kwantlen's School of Business is the second largest business school in Western Canada—consisting of over 150 business faculty, 3,500 full-time students, and 9,000 total students annually who are enrolled in one of the 16 available program options. Awarded international accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Kwantlen's School of Business meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP and stands as one of the few internationally accredited business schools in B.C.

As the Dean you will bring vision, energy and leadership to the School of Business and take its academic, international and community activities, scholarship and innovation to new heights. As the leader of one of KPU’s largest Faculties, you will serve as a key member of the leadership team. Encouraging a collaborative approach, you will support academic excellence and promote originality and innovation in teaching, research, and scholarship. You will build an enhanced student experience, attract and support exceptional faculty members, and continue to build local, national and international opportunities and partnerships.



Please see Executive Brief located on our website for further information.


This opportunity will remain open until an appointment is made, but a review of candidates will begin on March 15, 2013.


As an accomplished academic, a respected business person, and an inspiring leader, you will have earned a doctorate  in a relevant business discipline and have a reputation for excellent scholarship, teaching and student engagement. Consideration will be given to outstanding candidates with an MBA or related Master’s degree. Drawing upon past successes at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, or as Director of an Institute or Centre, you will build upon the Faculty’s ongoing success. A strategic and collaborative leadership style, proven administrative experience, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this role.

How to Apply

To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity, please call Carla Deresh in the Human Resource Services department at 604-599-2407. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information via email to

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Monday, March 18, 2013