Job Posting 99044

Dean of Business
Redeemer University
Hamilton area
Ancaster, ON
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 16 Feb)
full time  •  $97,000 - $126,000

Dean of Business – Redeemer University

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Redeemer University



Are you an innovative and visionary leader with significant experience in business and education? Would you enjoy leading a passionate team of business faculty to build on existing strengths and craft new programs to shape an upcoming generation of Christian leaders?

The Dean of Business reports to the Vice President, Academic, and will creatively lead the Redeemer University School of Business into exciting future opportunities, including developing new undergraduate areas of concentration, graduate programs, certificate programs, and centres for excellence and development. Working with Business faculty, the Dean will collaboratively build a compelling vision for the School of Business, while encouraging all participants towards accomplishing that vision. The Dean will be responsible for and support program development, curriculum, faculty recruitment and development, and some teaching. The Dean also participates as a member of the Academic Executive Leadership Team and as a member of Senate, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the university.

If you are a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with an academic business background, we would love to hear from you!




Redeemer University is a dynamic university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, create an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.

Redeemer University has been offering high-quality undergraduate Business programming for over three decades, and alumni are now found in businesses, non-profits, and other settings throughout Ontario, Canada and the world. The School of Business offers B.B.A. and B.B.A. (Honours) concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Marketing, along with a B.A. in General Business. Courses in the School of Business are recognized towards the Chartered Professional Accountant, Human Resources Professional, Certified Marketer and Chartered Professional Marketer, and Chartered Manager designations. The Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) accredited business co-ops provide additional opportunities for students in all concentrations. The School of Business incorporates Redeemer’s liberal arts and sciences approach to education, producing well-rounded graduates who are both prepared for God-honouring leadership in a wide array of organizations or entrepreneurial ventures, and who are ready to use their career and personal opportunities to seek shalom and redemption through Christ in their communities.




To offer a university-level liberal arts and science education which is Scripturally directed and explores the relation of faith, learning, and living from a Reformed Christian perspective, and to support research and creative endeavor in this context.


To be internationally engaged as an excellent liberal arts and sciences university that is unabashedly Christ-centred and prepares students to reflect a distinctive worldview in any vocation and place they are called.


The overall purpose of the institution is to equip students to fulfil their callings in the Kingdom of God by providing them with a post-secondary education that is grounded in Scripture.




  • Maintains a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ, a deep understanding and personal conviction of the Reformed Christian worldview, and an ability to integrate and support the integration of faith and learning in a Christian post-secondary context.
  • Holds a terminal degree and/or relevant professional designations preferably related to the programming offered in Redeemer’s School of Business (Accounting, Marketing, Management).
  • Has five or more years’ experience in an academic leadership position with oversight of program and/or faculty, such as department/division chair, director, associate dean or dean.
  • Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with faculty, students, potential students, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional people skills, including the ability to motivate faculty and staff members and create a relational and collaborative environment.
  • Dynamic and entrepreneurial leadership skills, with the ability to engage internal and external stakeholders and work within a university system.


Location: Hamilton, ON

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024

Start Date: TBD

Salary Range: $97,000 - $126,000


APPLY online at with your cover letter and resume, or send it via email to . You must be eligible to work in Canada.



Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

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