Dean of Arts
Mount Allison University
Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University has earned a reputation as Canada’s top primarily undergraduate university, offering degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts and Music. Students are encouraged to build unique major/minor combinations for a truly interdisciplinary academic experience.
We seek a dean of arts who can lead a 21st century Faculty of Arts by strengthening established programs and by guiding the development of unique interdisciplinary programming. We seek a leader who can collaborate with a diverse and engaged group of colleagues and students in a variety of disciplines, ranging from women’s and gender studies to fine arts to classics, and guide the arts and humanities at Mount Allison into the future.
Reporting to the provost and vice-president, academic and research and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the dean is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring the sustainability of the Faculty of Arts. Candidates must have a strong record of teaching, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service/administrative experience in the liberal and creative arts and humanities, suitable for appointment to a tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor.
The dean is responsible for developing and executing a vision for the Faculty of Arts in consultation with stakeholders. The dean’s duties also include administering components of the Faculty’s budget, assigning teaching duties, mentoring and evaluating colleagues, managing student issues, and serving on committees. The successful candidate must have a reputation for working collegially and collaboratively with colleagues and students and must be committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in all we do. A complete position description can be viewed here: www.mta.ca/employment
If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please send your application (digital preferred), including a current CV and vision statement to: Provost’s Office, Mount Allison University, 65 York St., Sackville, NB, E4L 1E4 or email@example.com.
All applications will be kept confidential. If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jeff Ollerhead, provost, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2622. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration of applications begins January 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoqyik peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.