Dean of Arts

Saint Mary's University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-11-18

Dean of Arts

Saint Mary's University, established in 1802, is one of Canada's oldest post-secondary institutions and is located in the vibrant city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has a diverse and engaged community of 7,500 students, 950 faculty and staff, and more than 40,000 alumni from a 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's Faculties of Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are committed to academic and research excellence. Saint Mary's professors are known for their innovative teaching, focusing on critical thinking, experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches. The University has been awarded $45 million in external grants over the last five years, has been the recipient of nine Canada Research Chairs, and has 23 internationally acclaimed graduate programs.

Saint Mary's Faculty of Arts boasts a notable array of course offerings in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the widest in the Maritimes. It is home to ten academic departments, an impressive number of interdisciplinary programs, and a unique undergraduate Arts co-op experience. Low professor-to-student ratios provide students opportunities to work alongside faculty on cutting-edge research and allow students flexibility in program design. Saint Mary's Arts Faculty have an enviable record of research grants and awards and, in this most recent round of funding, received the second highest number of SSHRC's in their national peer group. In addition to their commitment to teaching and research, Arts Faculty members participate in a range of community outreach programs at home and abroad.

Saint Mary's is currently seeking its next Dean of Arts for a 6-year appointment, beginning in July 2014. The ideal candidate is an accomplished teacher and researcher, an exceptional communicator, and a compelling promoter of the value of education in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Inspiring and creative, s/he will be able to foster a collegial environment and will be a confident contributor to the University's senior leadership. S/he will be an experienced administrator, will have led departments or programs, will have a familiarity with interdisciplinary studies, and will have demonstrated a global perspective and support for a diverse student body. Experienced with budget allocation, s/he will also be comfortable with collective agreements.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your curriculum vitae, covering letter, and the names of three references to Anna Stuart at or Lois Dyer Mann at or apply online at

The University is committed to principles of employment equity.


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