Dean of Science
Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. From its main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields. With full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science, Education, Arts, Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Kinesiology, as well as certificates and diplomas, UNB’s innovative programs prepare students for the real world.
The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Science is the most comprehensive science faculty in New Brunswick, with a full-time faculty complement of 85, and over 25 undergraduate and graduate degree possibilities in a variety of programs, ranging from a general science degree option to biology, chemistry, environmental biology, earth sciences, environmental geochemistry, statistics, mathematics, physics, and psychology. The faculty’s broadly-based research capacity of international caliber continues to strengthen with the addition of Canada Research Chairs, funding commitments for multidisciplinary research programs, and several research centres including: The Planetary and Space Science Centre, The Canadian Rivers Institute, The Centre for Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences, The MRI Research Centre, and The Applied Statistics Centre.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), the Dean of the Faculty of Science provides academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Science and is part of the university’s academic leadership team. The Dean works closely with faculty, staff, students and other academic administrators within the faculty and across the university to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and ensure that academic programs meet the objectives outlined in the university’s Academic Plan. The next Dean will continue to support and strengthen the faculty’s fundamental and applied research, will explore innovative program delivery, and will seek out opportunities to enhance inter-departmental and interdisciplinary partnerships internally and externally.
As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished academic and researcher with success in developing interdisciplinary programs and research initiatives. Your scholarship and teaching will support an appointment with tenure in the Faculty of Science at UNB. A collegial leader, you invite ideas and advice from others, invest time in mentoring and supporting colleagues and build and maintain strong relationships within and outside the university. You bring administrative experience, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and financial acumen. You are comfortable and capable at the senior leadership table, making decisions that represent your Faculty and the interests of the students and the university more generally. An effective and articulate advocate and spokesperson, you are able to build relationships within and across disciplines, institutions, and communities and have a track record of developing and maintaining the institutional and industry-related partnerships that are indispensable to the Faculty’s success.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Kaitlyn LeMoine at 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Careers/12275