Career Opportunities

Management Career Opportunity

Competition: 9016ES
Position Type: Management
Term: Full Time
Department: Bissett School of Business
Date Posted: December 18, 2013
Closing Date: open until suitable candidate is found
Description: Mount Royal University is one of Alberta’s oldest
post-secondary educational institutions.
Established as a college in 1910, Mount Royal
became a university in September 2009. A
community oriented institution, Mount Royal has
played an integral part in Calgary’s history and
development. Mount Royal has always prided itself
on being student-focused, providing excellent
academic programs, comprehensive services and an
environment that supports student success. Mount
Royal’s aspiration is to become Canada’s leading
undergraduate university by every measure related
to student success and satisfaction.

The Bissett School of Business offers a Bachelor
of Business Administration with majors in
Accounting, General Management, Human Resources
and Marketing; a diploma in Aviation; as well as
areas of specialty including Entrepreneurship,
Financial Services, Insurance, International
Business, Non-profit Studies, and Supply Chain
Management. Bissett places a high value on
entrepreneurial behavior at the individual and
firm level, offering focused programs to allow
students to develop in these areas. Small class
sizes facilitate close student-professor contact
and a strong campus identity. Students also
benefit from experiential learning opportunities,
including field studies, work terms, placements,
and formal mentorships.
Duties: Mount Royal University is seeking an
entrepreneurial academic to lead the Bissett
School of Business through the next phase of its
evolution: a dynamic teacher, scholar and
researcher with a talent for community outreach
and fundraising, the Dean will bring a strong
track record of managing change and advancing
strategic projects. An accomplished communicator,
the Dean will be an accessible leader, capable of
rallying and mentoring staff and faculty and
creating a positive work and learning culture.
Possessing an insider’s understanding of the
corporate world, the Dean will be adept at
managing relationships and creating partnerships
with external stakeholders.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean works closely
with department chairs, institute directors, other
Deans/Directors and Officers to further the
development of strong programs and to maximize
learning opportunities for students. Through
familiarity with instructional programs, policies,
and overall University goals and needs, the Dean
provides academic and administrative leadership in
the School and the University.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a contemporary
vision of excellence in undergraduate business
education and bring significant experience in
administration gained within a post secondary
institution. A successful background in managing
budgets, faculty, staff, and students is required,
and applicants must have experience working with
funding, grants, and related processes for
research and scholarship.

For a detailed position description please
contact: Mike Kerr, Partner or Heather Fookes,
Director of Research at Davies Park Executive
Search (
Closing Date: open until suitable candidate is found
(403) 263-0600

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applying by email, please send your resume as an attachment, in either .doc, .docx or .pdf formats only

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.