Dean, Faculty of Humanities
- University of Victoria
- Location details
- Victoria, British Columbia
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Established in 1963, following sixty years of university-level teaching as Victoria College, UVic offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional degrees. More than 22,000 students, including over 3,500 graduate students, are enrolled in academic programs offered by the University’s ten Faculties. The University has nearly 5,000 employees, including approximately 900 faculty members, awards about 5,000 degrees a year and has over 100,000 alumni worldwide. Campus events, including plays, concerts, ceremonies, art exhibitions, conferences, continuing studies programs, public lectures, films, and athletic events attract a total audience of more than 500,000 annually.
Dedicated to challenging the ordinary and reflecting on how our languages, cultures, technologies, and environments shape who we are, the Faculty of Humanities offers programs across 15 departments. The Faculty houses 1,900 undergraduate and 200 graduate students from across Canada and around the world. In all, there are more than 24,000 course registrants for humanities courses each year. There are more than 150 faculty members engaged in research, teaching and discovery, working in collaboration with sessional instructors, emeritus faculty, and professional support staff. Thriving on a culture of outstanding teaching, research and innovation, the Faculty moves beyond the commodification of learning as training, to embody the highest ideal that education elevates the human condition itself.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership to the Faculty of Humanities as its chief academic and administrative officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean works in collaboration with the other Deans and academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, students, and faculty members to implement and advance the university’s objectives.
The Dean will have a broad and deep foundational knowledge of the humanities and be an engaged and proactive leader who champions humanist values and inquiry. Experience in the Canadian post-secondary sector is an asset. The successful candidate will have a strong academic track record, knowledge of program development and experience in academic leadership. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration and meet the evolving and diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff.
In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, this position will be treated as a preferential hire. Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify in their application.
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