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Position Title Chair
Posting Number F00560P
Job Posting Open Date 05/15/2023
Job Posting Close Date 05/30/2023
Position Start Date 09/01/2023
Position End Date 05/31/2024
Location Lansdowne
Applicant Portal Position Category Faculty
Employee Group Faculty (CCFA)
Salary Salary is commensurate with education and experience as per the Collective Agreement.
Number of positions to be hired under this posting 1
Workload Percentage [%]
Chair shall be entitled to an administrative stipend.

Each Chair will have a release time for Chair duties established from time to time by the Dean or Director and Vice-President in consultation with the department Chair.
Position Type Chair (CCFA)
Posting Type Employees Only
Position Reason Replacement
Division/School Arts & Science
Department Humanities
Job Description

The Chair is a leader among faculty peers and a key member of the school Leadership Team.

Under the direction of the Dean/Director, the Chair is responsible for the educational leadership and operation of a department. As such, the Chair maintains academic excellence in the department and fosters the highest possible standards of teaching, scholarship, service, and student advising. The Chair also inspires a vision, focus and direction to ensure the quality of the program(s) and leads the faculty in matters of curriculum, planning, assessment, and student affairs. The Chair coordinates and supports the personal and professional talents of faculty members and ensures they are functioning as an effective team.

This position is responsible to the Dean/Director.

Faculty members of a department report directly to the Chair on operational matters including work assignments and student issues. This position may also be responsible for leading and supervising departmental support staff positions.


1. Facilitates student learning and student success within the department
• Leads the development and maintenance of departmental standards of service
• Ensures provision for academic advice and guidance to prospective and current students
• Ensures student orientation sessions are conducted and student progress is monitored from intake to graduation
• Facilitates and if needed investigates and attempts to resolve student complaints and student conduct
• In collaboration with the Dean/Director and Student Services addresses matters of enrollments, student and program requirements, transfer credit, grad issues

2. Works with the College and external organizations/interests
• In collaboration with departmental faculty ensures that curriculum design, implementation and delivery are relevant to community and regulatory needs
• Represents the department on program advisory committees
• Ensures representation of the department and/or programs on local, provincial, and national organizations.

3. Leads the department in establishing and maintaining quality curriculum standards
• Participates in the development and implementation of new courses/programs and the revision of existing courses/programs, and ensures approval processes have been followed
• In collaboration with faculty ensures review and evaluation of departmental courses and programs on a regular basis to ensure compliance with course/program standards, and that appropriate actions are taken after evaluation
• Initiates departmental planning for curriculum and major programs
• Coordinates the schedule of courses to be offered in accordance with college guidelines
• Seeks adequate resources for the department curriculum including library holdings, supplies and equipment.
• Monitors trends and issues pertaining to courses and programs
• May act as Chair of the School Curriculum Committee.

4. Leads the department in planning activities
• In collaboration with the Dean/Director and other appropriate persons develops and monitors the annual departmental budget
• Coordinates the annual departmental planning process; facilitates the creation of annual department goals and assesses and reports on their status.
• In collaboration with the Dean/Director implements and manages revenue generating and entrepreneurial opportunities within the department.

5. Leads the effective operation of the department
• Provides orientation, team building, coaching and mentoring to faculty and staff as required in order to ensure a collegial partnership.
• Delegates responsibility for various duties and projects among departmental personnel
• Leads the overall human resource management within the department and participates in the performance review process
• Schedules and monitors the workload of the department
• In collaboration with the appropriate person(s) uses confidentiality and discretion in handling departmental personnel issues, apprising the Dean/Director of such issues as necessary, and making recommendations to the Dean/Director for the resolution of personnel conflicts and performance issues
• Facilitates and promotes development opportunities for department faculty and staff
• Assists faculty in the planning of Scheduled Development activities
• Interprets and provides guidance on collective agreement matters
• Ensures effective Liaison with Student Services departments.

Additionally, the Chair may represent or act as the Dean/Director and may undertake initiatives as assigned by the Dean/Director or, upon occasion, the Vice President.


• Ability to foster a positive, student-centered working environment that supports learning for students, faculty, and staff
• Demonstrated leadership experience including the ability to provide educational leadership to a diverse department
• Ability and interest in team building and change management
• Knowledge and interest in budgeting, accounting, and expenditure controls
• Experience in program design, development, delivery and evaluation within an post-secondary education environment
• Knowledge and interest in human resource management
• Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
Job Description Additional Information
• Post secondary qualifications consistent with teaching discipline
• Qualified in at least one area of the department’s expertise
• Three years of full-time teaching or educational development experience at the post-secondary level
College Capabilities:
As a member of the college community with responsibilities to enable the achievement of college-wide strategic objectives, the Chair will demonstrate the three core and three leadership capabilities identified in the College’s Capability Framework:

Focus on Students and Their Success (Core)
We all have a role to play in promoting and supporting students – directly or indirectly – contributing to their success, education and transition as they build their path to the future.

Cultural Alignment (Core)
Inclusion and respect align with Camosun’s traditions of lifelong learning and positive, supportive experiences for all. We examine our individual and institutional cultures and, through indigenization, consider other ways of knowing (thinking), being (approaches), doing (acting), and relating.

Fostering and Nurturing Relationships (Core)
Fostering and nurturing relationships is at the core of everything we do. Successful workplace relationships take time to develop and include building trust, engagement and collaboration.

Address College Needs (Leadership)
In order to address college needs leaders recognize and respond to the complex, diverse and interdependent components. Leaders inspire others to work individually and collaboratively to achieve departmental/divisional, college and sectoral goals.

Enable Self & Others (Leadership)
To better serve students and the college to achieve success, leaders enable self and others to take responsibility and to participate in learning and development opportunities.

Create Time and Space (Leadership)
To be at our best and achieve organizational goals, we need both time and space. Time and space as a unitary concept promotes opportunities to listen, plan, think, create, innovate and develop relationships.
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Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Camosun College values diversity as a strength and strives to be an equitable and inclusive college community of students and employees. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that adheres to the BC Human Rights Code which protects against discrimination based on Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical and mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age. The College also recognizes and honors UNDRIP, the TRC Calls to Actions and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act. Going beyond legislation, Camosun recognizes the historical and persistent inequities that many people of marginalized groups have faced in society and in the workplace. We seek to dismantle these barriers through systemic and institutional changes focused on strengthening inclusive hiring practices, accessibility and organizational culture. We recognize that moving towards more equitable communities is an ongoing and evolving journey - one which the College is committed to undertaking. Since Camosun plays an important role in creating change within communities, it is our hope that our employees reflect the diversity of our students and experience an inclusive and supportive work environment. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the nature of your eligibility to work in Canada?
    • Canadian Citizen
    • Permanent Resident
    • Work Permit
  3. If you have a valid work permit, please indicate its expiry date (mm/dd/yy)

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents