Associate Dean of School of Computing and Academic Studies

British Columbia Institute of Technology


Associate Dean, School of Computing and Academic Studies


At BCIT, we champion diversity of experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives, to foster a community in which equality and inclusivity are embedded in everything we do. We embrace endless innovation, ignited by imagination and creativity, to improve our approaches, opportunities and outcomes. We strive to achieve excellence in everything we do, to accomplish real, measurable results. We believe in the power of collaboration to amplify our efforts and begin every interaction with a foundation of respect for others’ expertise, insights and inherent worth. Our overall vision is to empower people, share BC, and inspire global progress. If this resonates with you, come join our team as we continue to provide practical education for a complex world.


Do you want to come work for one of British Columbia’s top employers? If so, BCIT has an exciting leadership opportunity with the School of Computing and Academic Studies. We are seeking an Associate Dean, Computing to provide educational and administrative leadership for over 90 full-time and part-time faculty, serving over 3000 students. Programs include certificate, diploma and degrees across program areas: Computer Systems Technology Diploma, Computer Information Technology Diploma, Bachelors of Technology Degree, Technology Professional Programs, and Computing Part-time Studies. The Associate Dean acts as an advocate for students, staff and their program areas.


The Associate Dean recognizes opportunities and changes in the IT, computing and related industry sectors. These will be addressed through planning and enabling appropriate change initiatives to ensure currency, program quality and viability of programs in areas of responsibility. The incumbent will provide leadership that connects the Computing area to the strategic initiatives of the Institute.



  • Establishing and fostering external relationships with industry, professional organizations, educational institutions and other bodies
  • Managing departmental issues related to education such as enrollments and student success
  • Building relationships with programs and support areas as appropriate to the areas of responsibility
  • Administering the operating budget allocated to the areas of responsibility and securing revenue objectives through {part-time Studies and Industry Services
  • Contributing as a member of the Institute’s management team



  • Master’s degree minimum
  • Eight to ten years of directly related experience in post-secondary/business and/or industry, including post-secondary teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Strong leadership skills, good organizational skills and a high degree of self-motivation and proven business acumen
  • Demonstrated effective and positive management style for people team leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, which are necessary to establish and sustain relationships and rapport
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of customers
  • Familiar with office software and state of the art information and educational technology.


At BCIT, we strive to recruit and select the right talent that best fits our organization’s requirements. We encourage applicants to review BCIT’s Leadership Competency Model prior to applying for this position to better understand the skills and behaviors that leaders at all levels at BCIT need to demonstrate in order to support our desired organizational culture and deliver our mandate and vision.



  • Being a part of BC’s Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
  • Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development.
  • Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
  • Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
  • Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.

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