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Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) stands as one of Canada’s smart, young and focused leaders in career-ready education and collaborative research. The University has ambitious growth plans rooted in a commitment to social, scientific, and economic innovations, as well as equity, diversity and inclusivity. It prides itself on creating an intersection of outstanding teaching and innovative research to foster a dynamic learning environment that embraces innovative uses of technology for its almost 10,000 students pursuing baccalaureates to PhDs. UOIT is located in Oshawa, Ontario, inside Durham Region, known as one of the fastest-growing areas in North America. An eastern gateway to the Greater Toronto Area, Oshawa and the surrounding regions offer prime access to Canada’s largest market of more than six million people.

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) offers stimulating, innovative, market-driven undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for an exciting and successful career in a broad range of fields in business, information technology (IT) or both. The faculty places a strong emphasis on how technology can enhance business opportunities, through which students are prepared to launch careers in business and technology.

The University seeks an innovative leader to serve as Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Technology. The Dean will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for the Faculty, and maintaining its cutting-edge business, IT research and education practices. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean will provide academic and strategic leadership to the faculty, staff and its students. The Dean will work closely with faculty and academic administrators to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and promote student-centered learning at UOIT, while also seeking out opportunities to further engage with industry and community partners, fostering a synergistic relationship between the Faculty, its students and its stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you are a forward-thinking and a strategic leader, experienced in the leadership of individuals from diverse disciplines and industries. You bring a strong vision for future growth for the Faculty, and possess the ability to articulate, promote and implement that vision by building consensus and nurturing interdisciplinary collaboration.
You have a record of academic and/or industry leadership experience. You are passionate about advancing the study and teaching of the business and IT disciplines, and will commit to mentoring and aiding the research and scholarship of your colleagues at UOIT in these fields. You are adept at making connections with diverse stakeholders, enabling you to develop and maintain the institutional and industry-related partnerships that are indispensable to the Faculty’s success. You have fundraising experience, and come with creative ideas for attracting other forms of funding to bring the Faculty to new heights. Lastly, you are deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and to UOIT’s student- and community-centered values.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with varying abilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.

To explore this exciting leadership opportunity, contact Katherine Frank ( or Kaitlyn LeMoine ( at 1.866.822.6022 or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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