Dean - Faculty of Arts

University of New Brunswick

Location: New Brunswick
Date posted: 2013-03-27


Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick. The appointment is for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2014, or such other date as negotiated with the preferred candidate, and is subject to renewal.

The Faculty of Arts ( ) offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs in fifteen disciplines, and is home to several interdisciplinary programs. With 95 full-time faculty, 1100 undergraduates, 160 graduate students, and many students in concurrent degree programs and service courses, the Faculty of Arts is central to UNB's educational mission.

The rich and diverse traditions of scholarship in the Faculty of Arts show themselves in the wide variety of faculty members' publications and research activity in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts and in languages. Four internationally recognized academic or literary journals are based in the Faculty of Arts, and its members have founded and contribute to a number of research centres and institutes, in areas such as Social Policy, Family Violence Research, and War and Society. The Faculty's strong research record is balanced with an equally strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The Dean of Arts is responsible for supporting and developing research within the Faculty, and for maintaining the balance between excellence in research and in teaching. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials with demonstrated ability in teaching, research and administration.

The Dean of the Faculty reports to the Vice-President Fredericton (Academic), provides institutional leadership, and is responsible for the supervision and administration of academic programs and the Faculty budget. The Dean promotes a positive and collegial atmosphere within the Faculty, acts as an advocate for the Faculty within the University and in the community at large, and facilitates the development of creative approaches to program delivery in the face of resource constraints. Central to the institutional growth of UNB, the Faculty's many-sided strengths offer both an opportunity and a challenge to a new Dean of Arts.

The University of New Brunswick ( is located in Fredericton (, the capital city of New Brunswick, situated on the beautiful Saint John River. UNB has a rich history and legacy of excellence and makes a significant difference to the economic, social and cultural development in New Brunswick and around the world.

Inquiries, nominations and applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Anthony Secco
Vice-President Fredericton (Academic)
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Fax: (506) 453-4908

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The review of applications will commence May 15, 2013.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.


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