Dean, College of Arts, Social & Health Sciences (CASHS)

University of Northern British Columbia

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-01-31

University of Northern British Columbia
Posting #13-004DR
Dean, College of Arts, Social & Health Sciences (CASHS

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is Canada's Green University™ ; it is Canada's premier, small, research-intensive university, with internationally recognized academic and research programs that prepare graduates in select areas of relevance to its region, the province and beyond. The University has garnered significant recognition for its success, including being ranked second in the annual Maclean's Magazine survey, recognized for innovative teaching (such as our Foundation Program and a pilot project in Block Teaching), a Sustainable University Award, as well as for being one of Canada's Top Green Employers.

UNBC has regional campuses in Fort St. John, Terrace, Prince Rupert, and Quesnel, and the University interacts with many communities including First Nations and Métis communities.

CASHS comprises 9 Departments (Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, English, First Nations Studies, History, International Studies, Northern Studies and Political Science) and 4 Schools (Nursing, Social Work, Health Sciences, and Education).

As the academic leader of CASHS, the Dean will report directly to the Vice-President Academic and Provost and is expected to facilitate a culture of innovation in teaching and research along with fostering the development and continued growth of graduate programs. The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding academic and research credentials combined with university management experience as Chair, Associate Dean or Dean in a discipline related to the College;
  • A demonstrated record of leadership in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • Experience with professional programs and accreditation requirements;
  • A demonstrated commitment to student engagement and an understanding of the student experience at a small university.

This is an exciting opportunity to live in a community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant, dynamic culture, and to make a mark on a leading post-secondary institution that is still growing and developing its great potential.

Please forward your curriculum vitae & cover letter to: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9. Email submissions: Inquiries: 250-960-5521.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC. However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2013


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