Dean - Kinesiology and Recreation Management

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-16

Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

The University of Manitoba invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Celebrated as Western Canada's first university, the University of Manitoba - a member of Canada's U15 group of universities - is the largest, and only, medical-doctoral university in the province. Its energetic community of approximately 29,000 students, 3,800 academic faculty and staff, and 4,600 non-academic staff contributes $1.8 billion annually to Manitoba's socio-economic vitality. For more information about the university, visit

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management offers graduate and undergraduate programs through the following degrees: Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Kinesiology-Athletic Therapy, Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development, Master of Science and Master of Arts in Kinesiology & Recreation Management, and a multi-faculty Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences. Approximately 460 undergraduate and 40 graduate students are enrolled in the Faculty. Faculty members have vibrant research programs funded by SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR as well as other agencies. Bison Sport and Active Living provides a broad range of services to the University and Community, including intercollegiate sport, recreation services, children's programs and athletic therapy. Together these academic, research and service programs have a mission to work collaboratively to further the creation and translation of knowledge of physical activity, sport, recreation and leisure, and to enhance the quality of lives locally, nationally and internationally.

Reporting to the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, the Dean will be a strong advocate for the Faculty within and beyond the University. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship, and will work effectively with faculty, staff, students and professionals to advance the Faculty's ambitious goals.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates will begin in late January 2013, with the new Dean taking office summer of 2013. Inquiries or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford at


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