Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
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Concordia University invites expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, with the appointment to be effective July 2014.
Located in the heart of Montreal and home to over 46,000 students and 7,200 staff, Concordia University is one of Canada's most innovative urban universities. Over the past decade, Concordia has invested significantly to renew its faculty, improve and expand its infrastructure and create state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning and research. Concordia has 7,400 graduate students enrolled in more than 200 graduate programs and over 6,300 international students from more than 150 countries. Concordia’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information, please visit www.concordia.ca.
The Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight to the 21 academic departments and six colleges of the Faculty. With over 18,000 students, the Faculty of Arts and Science offers 314 undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing and crossing the disciplines of sciences, humanities, and social sciences, and has experienced remarkable growth, renewal and success in the past decade. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs and a member of Concordia’s senior administration, the Dean will lead in promoting innovative approaches to program and professional training development and delivery and lead in efforts that enable the Faculty and University to achieve the highest possible standards in education. He or she will ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness, intensify cross-disciplinary programs and enhance the external stature of the Faculty.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished academic and dynamic leader with a record of building strong teams, promoting and supporting research, fostering academic innovation, managing resources, and advancing multi-disciplinary initiatives. Extensive academic leadership experience will enable the new Dean to relate to a range of internal and external partners and promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. She or he will possess an open and collegial style, outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, and a strong commitment to academic excellence in research and teaching. The ability to function in both English and French is preferred.
The Search Committee will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for five years, renewable for an additional five years. Concordia University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate) and be forwarded electronically in confidence to:
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