Associate Dean for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Program

$109,802 - $133,466 yearly
  • Red Deer College
  • Red Deer, AB, Canada
  • Jun 12, 2024
Full time Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description


Red Deer Polytechnic’s School of Health and Wellness offers exceptional academic programs at the certificate, diploma and degree levels. The School is currently seeking an Associate Dean who brings a passion and enthusiasm for student success, combined with a commitment to academic and administrative excellence.

Working alongside three other Associate Deans, this position will collaborate with the Dean of the School of Health and Wellness to advance health care programming at RDP. This position will be primarily responsible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the LPN to BScN transition program.

The Associate Dean serves an academic and operational leadership role, contributing to the future growth of the School and Red Deer Polytechnic. They are responsible for leading faculty and staff in the development, delivery, modification and advancement of curriculum. They provide support and mentorship as the direct supervisor to faculty members supporting them to achieve professional growth and pursue scholarly activity which results in high-quality learning experiences for students. They will also lead the development of new programming within their portfolio and support initiatives which contribute to the success of our learners.

Supporting Teaching Excellence within a Learner-Centered Environment

· Promotes academic excellence in the development, delivery, assessment, and review of programs       within the learner-centered environment.

·Manages projects related to new and reimagined programming directions and opportunities.

· Fosters broad relationships and partnerships to facilitate creative and strong academic programming. · Promotes progressive learner-centered delivery models in the development and revision of curriculum. · Resolves issues related to learner success.

· Ensures alignment of and compliance with policies and procedures and any regulatory body, where applicable, that contributes to and supports a strong culture of teaching excellence and academic integrity in the learning environment.

· Ensures responsible and effective use of resources to support staff development and excellence in the teaching and learning environment.

· Facilitates the exploration, development and growth of work-integrated learning into the course and program level.

· Advances and promotes research and scholarship as aligned with RDP’s Strategic Research Plan, which includes (but is not limited to) facilitating research collaborations and other initiatives that permit RDP researchers to excel.


· Demonstrates leadership within the School for continuous improvement, innovation, industry relevance in programming and strong student-centric operations.

· Operationalizes and applies Collective Agreements and institutional Policy as they apply to School/Division operations, in conjunction with other Associate Deans, Dean and People and Culture.

· Responsible for recruitment and selection, retention, coaching, training, supervision, performance reviews, and (where necessary) discipline and dismissal of reporting staff done in consultation with the Dean and People and Culture.

· Provides ongoing coaching and support for staff in accordance with the performance enhancement program. · Demonstrates accountability for Occupational Health & Safety responsibilities.

· Develops successful structure and processes to ensure the effective distribution and delegation of work.

· Maintains confidentiality of personal information in accordance with Institution policy, procedures and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

· Approves, monitors, and reports vacation and other absences for all staff under their direct supervision; arrange coverage for all vacation and long-term absences as required.

Internal and External Liaison

The Associate Dean ensures effective communication, collaboration and liaison with internal and external parties:


· Consultation between the academic Schools and service areas.

· Coordinating intra-departmental and inter-departmental communication.

· Coordinating departmental communication with Polytechnic committees and facilitating participation on institution committees.


· Acts as the contact person for consultation with relevant regulatory and professional associations.

· Acts as the clinical placement partner and liaison between Alberta Health Services and students.

· Acts as liaison with the University of Alberta to support collaborative programming.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:


· Graduate degree from a recognized institution in Nursing or a discipline related to programming in the Community, Wellness and Health · Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)


· A minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience in a post-secondary environment.

· A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible academic leadership experience.

· Proven knowledge and experience in research, scholarship and scholarly activity. · Demonstrated working knowledge of the pedagogy of post-secondary education with proven success in developing, implementing and assessing curriculum and educational programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

· An inclusive leadership style.

· Demonstrated commitment to fostering the principles of learner-centeredness.

· Proven ability to navigate ambiguity with capacity to manage change and a demonstrated ability to drive innovation.

· Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications 


· An earned Doctorate from a recognized institution in a relevant area would be preferred.

Experience: ·

Relevant industry experience and/or education in discipline area.

· Progressive academic leadership experience involving direct supervision of post-secondary faculty members (including recruitment and selection; development and coaching; performance assessment and management).

· Demonstrated understanding of health care simulation and experience in supporting simulation learning environments.

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Application Deadline

Aug 13, 2024