Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies
Applications and nominations are invited for the
position of Dean of the Faculty of Environmental
Studies at York University. The appointment is for
a five-year term, commencing July 1, 2012.
Founded in 1959, York University offers a
world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic
experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural
city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a
thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff
and students who challenge the ordinary and
deliver the unexpected. The University has 10
faculties, offering over 5,000 courses and degrees
at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
York is Canada’s third-largest university, with over
240,000 alumni, an operating budget of $890
million and over 280 international partnerships.
More information is available at www.yorku.ca.
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES),
established in 1968, redefines the conceptual and
theoretical boundaries of environmental studies.
FES is committed to social and environmental
justice and equity, to collaborative approaches,
and to fostering interdisciplinary exploration
through the intersection of the humanities, social
sciences, arts and natural sciences. The Faculty
provides unsurpassed opportunities for teaching,
learning, and research on a range of theoretical and
applied environmental issues. It offers students
the flexibility to pursue their individual learning
objectives, as well as opportunities for joint study
with other Faculties. FES currently has a full-time
faculty complement of approximately 40 and a
student population of almost 1300, pursuing
undergraduate (BES) and graduate (MES and PhD)
programs. The Faculty engages in significant
outreach and partnership activities locally and
internationally. Additional information about FES
is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative
officer of the Faculty, and leads the Faculty in its
teaching, research and service missions, as well
as directing its budget, general administration and
future development. She or he is an important
member of York's senior leadership team,
contributing to the future directions of the
University. The successful candidate will bring
a strong record of academic and administrative
experience and leadership to this position.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer.
The Affirmative Action Program can be found on
York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
The search committee will begin reviewing
applications in January and will continue until
the position is successfully filled. Please respond
electronically, in confidence, with a letter of
introduction and a curriculum vitae that includes
the names of three references (who will not be
contacted without the consent of the applicant)
to the University’s consultant:
Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7
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