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Institution: University of Manitoba
Rank: Dean
Area: Business
Location:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Start Date:July 1, 2018
Deadline:January 20, 2018
Posted:October 23, 2017
Description:

The University of Manitoba invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business.

The I.H. Asper School of Business provides world-class education to students, leaders, and innovators who contribute ethically to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba and the world. Over the past 75 years, the School has grown extensively, featuring a broad range of programs and interdisciplinary opportunities, and forging linkages with other Faculties and centres across the University and the broader community. As an AACSB-accredited business school, Asper is committed to maintaining excellence in teaching and scholarship for its 1,753 undergraduate, and 200 graduate students.

As the world becomes increasingly connected through technology and trade, Asper programs have evolved to address the changing needs of business, organizations and people. Award-winning faculty members at Asper contribute to the creation of new knowledge, and its students have won over fifty business planning competitions, more than $1 million in prize money, and have launched successful companies with significant market capitalization. The School is proud to have the largest co-operative education program at the university, and has developed other links with the community through its Executive Education programs, and the Associates and Young Associates business networks. Thirty-seven of the world’s leading business schools throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America have established international exchange partnerships with Asper. Visit https://umanitoba.ca/asper/ to learn more.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and as a member of the university’s senior leadership team, the Dean is responsible for the overall academic and administrative leadership of the Asper School. The Dean will be an inspiring and innovative leader with the skills and vision to work with the School to remain ahead of the curve, establishing exciting new initiatives, and enriching and strengthening existing programs. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and managerial skills, and have a proven track record of working collaboratively and collegially in pursuit of strategic goals. The Dean will be exceptionally skilled at reaching out to the broader community, and in forming strong and productive partnerships that will help advance the Asper School.

Recognized as Western Canada’s first university, and located in the vibrant city of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba is a place where students come to learn and be inspired. The University, home to approximately 30,000 students, 5,000 academic staff, and 3,900 support staff, offers a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences as part of its broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. As Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral institution and as a member of the U15 Group of Research Universities, the University dominates the Manitoba research landscape and ranks among Canada’s most research-intensive universities. Over $1.8 billion in annual economic activity in the province is attributable to the University of Manitoba, making it one of the most important contributors to the province’s prosperity. The University of Manitoba is located on Anishinaabe and Métis traditional land, and is home to a thriving community of Indigenous researchers, staff, and 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. For more information on the University of Manitoba, an institution that is taking its place on the world stage, visit http://umanitoba.ca/.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).”

Consideration of candidates will begin late November 2017. Nominations, applications or expressions of interest should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at asper@odgersberndtson.com.

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