Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Lethbridge
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge), Alberta’s Destination University, is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education. It is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities, a leading research institution, and a place where inspired scholars effectively integrate research and creativity with teaching. Our University’s work also focuses on fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus grounded in the principles of truth and reconciliation. Many world-class researchers have made their home here and continue to push the boundaries of their disciplines supported by outstanding facilities and growing undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs.
Founded in 1967 in Blackfoot Confederacy Territory, the University is a place where student engagement is prioritized, and students at all levels are involved in research and creative activities as part of their learning experiences. uLethbridge offers more than 150 successful undergraduate and 60 specialized graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the School of Liberal Education, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, at two campuses - Lethbridge and Calgary - to more than 8,750 students. uLethbridge takes pride in enhancing community engagement and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs of these communities.
The University of Lethbridge is seeking a strategic leader for its Faculty of Health Sciences. This faculty offers programming in Nursing, Public Health, Addictions Counselling, Therapeutic Recreation, Aboriginal Health, and graduate studies. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences is the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Dean has responsibility for enhancing the reputation and profile of the Faculty, and for providing leadership in setting vision and strategy as the Faculty continues to seek ways to differentiate itself in a rapidly changing and complex education environment.
As a visible, approachable, inclusive and collaborative member of the senior leadership team of the University, the Dean will lead the Faculty of Health Sciences in an ethical and transparent manner to achieve long term sustainability through continued innovations in programming, collaborations, and research directions. As an exceptional relationship-builder, the Dean will play a key role in developing and maintaining strategic relationships within and external to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Lethbridge. This leader is inspiring and enthusiastic, a recognized community collaborator with the ability to articulately present a vision to internal and external stakeholders, and is a mentor to students and faculty ensuring support and engagement.
Through their ongoing commitment to keeping the University student-focused, faculty-led, research-intensive, and grounded in an inclusive perspective on liberal education, the Dean will support students through a quality educational experience that will position them to be competitive candidates in their chosen careers and contribute to building a better society through better health. As a passionate advocator for the Faculty, the Dean will promote excellence and integrity in teaching, research and scholarly activity, while fostering a climate that pushes the boundaries of the traditional approaches used in higher education. The Dean will demonstrate a record of equity, diversity and inclusion and provide a healthy environment for people of all backgrounds in which to work and study while recognizing and appreciating the diversity within the Faculty.
The successful candidate will possess a PhD, or advanced terminal degree in Health Sciences or a related field, and would be seen as an accomplished scholar who is a leader in their field. Recognized for their leadership experience in an academic setting, the ideal candidate has a broad appreciation for the multiple health disciplines, and the diversity of programs, offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. As a leader who is visible, energetic, approachable and decisive, they will have proven leadership experience in an academic setting, such as a Dean, Associate Dean or Department Chair. As a strong relationship builder, the next Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences will foster respect, integrity, support, and self-awareness in interpersonal relationships and will be a passionate advocate for the Faculty of Health Sciences while balancing the multifaceted demands of the role.
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The finalist candidate(s) will be required to provide references and undergo a confidential background check to verify academic credentials. Review of applications will commence on December 12, 2022 until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
uLethbridge is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and representative workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. The University welcomes all applications from qualified candidates including all employment equity groups of Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals, and persons of diverse gender and sexual orientation protected under the Alberta Human Rights Code. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.