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Associate Dean, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Sheridan College

Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5H9
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Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, the Associate Dean, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty, staff and students in mechanical, electromechanical, electronics, and computer engineering, manufacturing and energy systems programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.  The Associate Dean works with faculty to ensure the continued currency, vibrancy, and high quality of mechanical and electrical engineering diploma, degree and graduate programs within the Faculty. This includes planning and administration of resources, review and development of curriculum, development of strong partnerships with industry, support for creative and engaging teaching and learning methods, collaboration with other Schools and Faculties on inter professional curriculum and student projects, and the integration of applied-research into the curriculum.

Hiring Range: $118,509.00 - $125,916.45

Salary Range: $118,509.00 - $148,137.00 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing academic leadership in the development, delivery and currency of certificate, diploma, degree, and graduate certificate programs in mechanical and electrical engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology;

  • Hiring high quality full and part-time faculty within his/her program cluster and negotiating in regard to Standard Workload Forms and part-time contracts;

  • Ensuring that program outcomes are achieved through effective leadership of quickly changing curriculum and engaging teaching and learning practices;

  • Ensuring the development of a strong identity, a positive reputation and a clear sense of mandate and direction within the programs through the achievement of shared educational objectives that are current, effective, relevant to student needs and consistent with the strategic direction of the Faculty and College;

  • Nurturing and developing synergy between the engineering disciplines within the school by encouraging collaboration and balancing portfolios;

  • Provide leadership to faculty, staff and students in enhancing and increasing activities in curriculum based applied-research and funded applied-research projects;

  • Provide leadership in attracting industry partnerships through applied research and co-op opportunities.

  • Facilitating the development of a sense of accountability and commitment to shared responsibility among the faculty and staff of the programs, in particular with regard to the development and administration of programs, and the effective and efficient allocation of resources to address both immediate operational requirements and longer term priorities of the programs;

    • Ensuring that students receive effective advisement and support; ensuring the smooth and positive functioning of the programs through the identification, mediation and resolution of any conflicts involving students, faculty or staff;

    • Ensuring that students, staff and faculty have a safe environment in which to pursue laboratory/workshop based activities;

    • Providing leadership in ensuring a high quality of teaching and faculty commitment to professional development and currency in their discipline, profession and industry;

    • Maintaining a high level of performance through effective recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and evaluating of faculty and staff;

    • Developing program budgets and enrolment plans and managing both to ensure the provision of appropriate facilities and resources;

    • Developing and implementing a flexible and responsive School strategic plan as part of the academic planning process of the College




The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) and a minimum of 7 years of experience in a post‑secondary educational environment and/or significant management/leadership experience in Mechanical/Electromechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related field is required. Canadian Professional Engineer designation preferred. A solid understanding of the manufacturing, building, energy, power systems and other sectors in Ontario that employ mechanical, electrical and computer engineering technologists, and the issues and trends in these sectors, is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in curriculum development and design and must possess excellent leadership, teambuilding, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and management skills. Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously, as well as demonstrated creative problem-solving skills are essential. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of cultural diversity, be self-directed, forward thinking, committed to a team model of decision-making and operations management, and committed to ensuring an environment of education and employment equity.


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