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Senior-level recruitment for the public and not-for-profit sectors
Laurentian University, one of Canada’s Top 10 primarily
undergraduate universities, is seeking the Founding Dean of its
new Faculty of Education.
Founded July 1, 2014, Laurentian University’s Faculty of Education
has two schools: an English-language School of Education and a
French-language École des sciences de l’éducation. The Faculty is
home to 22 full- and 45 part-time faculty, 14 staff members, and
a total of 780 students. It offers teacher training in both English
and French and also serves teachers from across the Province
of Ontario who wish to upgrade their professional qualifications.
Laurentian University’s School of Education, the only institution
in Ontario wholly dedicated to a concurrent B.Ed., admits
approximately 200 students yearly. The École des sciences
de l`éducation offers on-line studies in French, as well as the
consecutive post-graduate B.Ed. in French which has the capacity
to enrol up to 150 students per year. These students have already
completed an undergraduate degree and intend to teach in
French-language schools in Ontario.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, the Dean
of Education is assisted by an Associate Dean. As the chief
academic and administrative officer of the Faculty, the Dean will
lead its mission of research, teaching, and service, and oversee
its budget, general administration and future development. The
Dean is expected to promote high-quality research, teaching, and
learning, and facilitate the development of innovative programs
that attract outstanding students and faculty. The Dean will foster
a culture of research, and envision new and creative partnerships
locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Candidates
for this key position will have a Ph.D.; excellent academic and
research qualifications; senior-level administrative experience; a
track record of vision, innovation and collaborative leadership;
and the ability to communicate fluently in both English and
French. For more information about the Faculty, please go to
Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience,
in English and French with a comprehensive approach to
Indigenous education; there are 9,200 students on its main
campus in Greater Sudbury, in Barrie, and through on-line
programs. Since 2009, the first six cohorts of the award-winning
Northern Ontario School of Medicine have graduated. Canada’s
newest School of Architecture in more than 40 years has
opened its doors in downtown Sudbury. And a further $60-million
transformation of the Sudbury campus will be completed in 2016,
including the modernization of 50 classrooms and labs, as well
as the creation of an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre,
an Executive Learning Centre and a University Club. For more
information, please see http://laurentian.ca.
The review of candidates for this five-year renewable appointment
will begin in late June 2015, with an anticipated start date of
Laurentian University is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its
community. It especially welcomes and encourages applications
from members of visible minorities, women, Aboriginal persons,
members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However,
Canadians and permanent residents will be considered first for
Applications and nominations should include a curriculum vitae
and a succinct statement outlining qualifications and suitability
for the position, and should be submitted in confidence to the
address shown below.
Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
174 Bedford Road, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5R 2K9
Faculty of Education