Dean - Faculty of Fine Arts

University of Lethbridge

Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2012-11-22

Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts

A comprehensive university, founded on the principles of liberal education, the University of Lethbridge (U of L) emphasizes inspiring teaching, a personalized and interactive learning environment, and student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in education, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, management, nursing, sciences and social sciences, and confers degrees at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. U of L also enjoys a strong relationship with FNMI peoples, and offers many programs that are relevant and accessible to them. With a vibrant main campus in Lethbridge, Alberta, and campuses in Edmonton and Calgary, the University offers courses to close to 8,500 students.

Named the 2012 Research University of the Year (undergraduate category) by Research Infosource, the U of L is a major contributor to Alberta's knowledge-based economy, and is widely recognized for its research excellence in areas as diverse as behavioural neuroscience, global population and economy, and water sustainability.

U of L's Deans report to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and are responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of their Faculties. Ideal candidates will be proven leaders, talented administrators, excellent scholars, and individuals with a track record of working collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Equally important will be an aptitude for, and skill set in, reaching out to the broader community, and forming strong and productive partnerships that will help advance the Faculties.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is focused on increasing knowledge, honing conceptual skills, fostering creative expression, and developing technical skills to meet the challenges of shaping the fine arts in a global community. The Faculty of Fine Arts (with close to 80 faculty members) includes four vibrant and growing departments - Art, Music, New Media, and Theatre and Dramatic Arts. The University of Lethbridge also hosts an outstanding Art Gallery (with one of the largest collections in Canada of 19th and 20th century Canadian, American and European art).

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus, encouraging applications from qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

Inquiries and / or applications may be sent to Colleen Keenan at The search committee will begin consideration of candidates in early January 2013, with the Dean to take office in the summer of 2013.


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