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Dean, Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment
Assiniboine Community College

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2024
Title Dean, Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment
University Assiniboine Community College
Brandon, MB, Canada
Department Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Senior Administration

Dean, Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment

Assiniboine Community College

Location: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for more than 60 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Here, instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing,’ combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse. We are an accredited college with the Province of Manitoba.

We offer more than 60 unique certificate, diploma and advanced credential programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. We also deliver apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trade disciplines.

Our Victoria Avenue East campus (Centre for Adult Learning - Brandon) and North Hill campus (Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology, Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, and the Sustainable Greenhouse) are located in Brandon. Our Parkland campus, which also includes a Centre for Adult Learning, is located in Dauphin, Manitoba. At our Winnipeg campus, we deliver our Practical Nursing program and continuing studies courses.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to a strong Manitoba, the Russ Edwards School is home to Manitoba’s leading programs in agriculture and environment, encompassing a field to fork philosophy and integrating the technology to keep up with the evolving industry.

For more than 45 years, Assiniboine has offered agriculture and environment programming. We have programs for every career level. Whether you’re attending college right after high school, looking to build new skills for your current job, or wanting to return to post-secondary in order to change directions, we have plenty to choose from.

Reporting to the Vice President, Academic, the Dean of the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment is responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the operations of the School, including budget and fund development. In addition to the role of senior officer of the School, and a member of Deans’ Council, the Dean is a senior administrator of the School. The Dean fosters an environment in which world-leading research and excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish. As the face of the School, the Dean is champion of curricular initiatives, research, and scholarship, professional training, global outreach, and recruitment of high quality faculty and student talent.  The Dean has an interdisciplinary vision for addressing global challenges, and cultivates an environment in which students, faculty and staff thrive.

As Dean, you will have an earned Doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field and qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor. In addition, you are a scholar who has maintained an active program in research and teaching within an academic environment. You will be a dynamic and visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of fostering a culture of collegiality and collaboration within an interdisciplinary university or college environment for faculty, staff, and students. With an authentic and demonstrated commitment to, understanding of, and experience leading equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and Indigenous engagement, the successful candidate will drive change and inspire faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

Assiniboine Community College has engaged DHR Global to manage this search. To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact or submit your resume to This application portal will remain open until the position is filled.

This is a global search that is an open competition where the committee will consider both internal and external candidates.

As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement on your application “I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Residence” or “I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

Assiniboine Community College is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.



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