The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) invites applications
and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of
Science. The appointment will be for five years, renewable
for another five, subject to satisfactory performance. Ideally,
the appointment will begin September 1, 2012.
The University of the Fraser Valley, with over 16,000
students annually pursuing two master’s degrees, 15
bachelor’s degrees and almost 100 diploma and certificate
programs, is nationally recognized for its commitment
to student success and collegial workplace, and has
an outstanding tradition of community service. For five
successive years, UFV has earned the highest or near-
highest grades for universities of its size in the categories
of most satisfied students, quality of education, teaching,
student-faculty interaction, and class size. UFV is also
committed to indigenization of the institution. For further
information about UFV, please visit
UFV is located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia,
the traditional territory of the Stó:lō First Nation and one
of Canada’s most ethnically diverse and fastest-growing
regions. Spectacular mountains, a warm west coast climate
and welcoming communities provide the setting for an
outstanding educational experience. The University is
minutes from the United States border and the Abbotsford
International Airport, and an hour from downtown Vancouver.
The Faculty of Science has five departments: Biology,
Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics
and Statistics and Physics. The Faculty offers a Bachelor
of Science, a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
and will be introducing a number of new interdisciplinary
programs in the next few years.
The Faculty of Science provides students in the undergraduate
honours degree program with early exposure to innovative
cutting-edge research. The sixty faculty are very committed
to providing numerous lab and field intensive courses,
co-operative education and study tours. The Faculty of
Science is committed to the university goals of providing
the best undergraduate education in Canada, being a
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leader of the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-
responsible development of the Fraser Valley and being
innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable in achieving
The Dean will be expected to provide imaginative and
energetic leadership to a dedicated team of faculty and
staff serving the needs of students and the community. The
Dean of Science will build on the University’s commitment
to interdisciplinarity, inter-departmental and cross-faculty
collaboration and to connecting the university with the
community, learning with doing and research with teaching.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate and be
eligible for appointment within the Faculty. S/he will
possess a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship
and service, and will be a creative and consultative leader
with demonstrated success in fostering innovation and
collegiality. The University welcomes applications from
individuals with outstanding organizational, interpersonal
and communication skills, and who are motivated by a
passionate commitment to students and their success.
The search committee wishes to move expeditiously and
would like to receive full applications including a CV, a
covering letter ( 3 pages) demonstrating a fit with the
requirements of the position as well as with the institution
and region and three references, who will not be contacted
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Written nominations, applications, or expressions of interest
for the position should be submitted in confidence to the
address shown below.
Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
174 Bedford Road, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9
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