Dean, Faculty of Science
The University of Alberta invites nominations and applications for the
position of Dean, Faculty of Science. The appointment, for an initial five-
year term, begins July 1, 2012.
The University of Alberta in Edmonton has emerged as one of Canada’s
top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation
for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business,
engineering and health sciences. Home to more than 38,000 students
and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of more
than $1.4 billion and attracts $536 million in sponsored research revenue.
The Faculty of Science is internationally recognized for excellence
in teaching, research, and service in the sciences. It comprises seven
academic departments, 12 research centres and institutes, with nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 320 faculty members.
The recently opened Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, a
53,770-square-metre, state-of the-art facility, will enhance the Faculty’s
ability to become a distinguished world leader in interdisciplinary science
education and research.
The Dean of the Faculty of Science reports to the Provost and
Vice-President (Academic) and is responsible for the supervision and
administration of all operations of the Faculty, including budget and fund
development. In addition to the role of senior officer of the Faculty, the
Dean of Science also serves as a senior administrator of the University.
As academic leader of the Faculty, the Dean provides innovative and
collaborative leadership, develops a vision for Science, and promotes
scholarship and learning. The Dean also builds and maintains strong
partnerships with external constituencies, including federal and provincial
agencies, professional societies, industry, and other universities. Within
this framework and the University of Alberta’s ambitious plan to raise its
international profile, this is an outstanding opportunity to lead the Faculty
to new levels of excellence.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women
and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
butions to the department, current
curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching
excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and
the names of three references, including
academic and professional. The complete
application package should be sent by April 1,
2012 to Professor Donald Fisher, Head,
Department of Educational Studies, Faculty
of Education, University of British Colum-
bia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British
Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Canada.
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Cape Breton University - Cape Breton
University (CBU) delivers diploma and
degree programs, including a BBA and an
versity, PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake
Road, Sydney, NS, Canada, B1P 6L2; Email
www.cbu.ca. Applications must be received
by 4:00 p.m. March 19, 2012. Email appli-
cants will receive a return email confirming
receipt. All qualified candidates are encour-
aged to apply; however, Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be given pri-
ority. CBU is an equal opportunities
University of Saskatchewan - Assistant
Professor in Canadian Aboriginal History
(two-year term position). Applications are