York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University with over 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 25 Departments, Schools and Colleges, plus the IBM Markham location. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and within a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that have an impact on the world.
With a focus on quality assurance, and working closely with the Associate Dean, Programs, the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research and the Executive Director, Strategy & Administration, the Associate Director, Faculty Curriculum is accountable for playing a leadership role in the development and implementation of a curriculum planning strategy for the Faculty, The Associate Director, Faculty Curriculum leads their team to support faculty members in developing, proposing, and renewing liberal arts and professional studies curriculum that is responsive to emerging trends in the Canadian and Ontario postsecondary sectors, adheres to University legislation and one that support students in their academic journey.
In this role, the Associate Director will liaise with the University Secretariat, the University Registrar, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Provost to ensure alignment between LA&PS and Senate policy, provincial curricular standards, and pan-university strategic documents related to programming. The Director, Faculty Curriculum and their team achieve success by collaborating with the Faculty curriculum committee, Faculty Council, associate deans, and LA&PS departments, schools and colleges on process improvement to ensure thorough and timely review of curricular initiatives within the Faculty.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:
A relevant master’s degree is required. However, a relevant Ph.D. is strongly preferred. Additional credentials and training related to curriculum development and/or instructional design, or other closely related fields is required. Minimum of 5 years related experience in an academic post-secondary and/or Faculty environment. The successful candidate must have experience in curriculum design, development and evaluation. Proven leadership experience managing staff in a unionized environment, and managing projects is also required. This position will work with faculty members and senior leaders in the Faculty of LA&PS and across the University, requiring a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, the ability to build credibility and persuade others. A comprehensive experience with and understanding of a Faculty with similar structure to LA&PS and the post-secondary education system is also strongly preferred in order to work effectively with partners and project teams within the Faculty and more broadly across the University. Preference will be given to candidates with proven project and change management experience.
For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal (www.yorku.ca/jobs) and refer to posting 105324.
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