Dean of Arts

Ontario (CA)
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Waterloo
Dean of Arts

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s innovation university and stands as a global model of 21st-century higher education. With more than 36,000 students, the University has an unmatched entrepreneurial culture, combined with an intensive research focus and a strong emphasis on scholarship and on external partnerships. Waterloo has earned a reputation for producing leaders of tomorrow through excellent and relevant undergraduate and graduate education, delivered through six Faculties: Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics and Science. To learn more about this remarkable institution and its strategic plan, please go to

The Faculty of Arts houses fifteen academic departments, as well as the School of Accounting and Finance, the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, and Waterloo’s affiliation with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The four federated or affiliated institutions (Conrad Grebel, St. Paul’s, St. Jerome’s, and Renison) of the University of Waterloo all provide courses and/or programs for the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty offers over thirty majors, 37 graduate degree programs, and more than 400 degree options.  Home to seventeen research centres, nine Canada Research Chairs, and four endowed chairs, the Faculty of Arts is known for its research and teaching excellence, and the diversity of its programs.  

The Dean of Arts is the chief academic officer of the Faculty and a member of the University’s academic leadership team. Reporting to the Vice-President Academic & Provost, the Dean is accountable for the Faculty’s strategic vision, for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of its programs and operations, for championing fundraising efforts and outreach, and for enhancing the Faculty’s research profile. The ideal candidate will be an excellent scholar appointable to the rank of Full Professor, will have significant administrative experience earned in a complex environment, and must demonstrate a collegial and collaborative leadership style. 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. Applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities are encouraged; priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. For more information, please see The University of Waterloo encourages requests for accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations can be made available throughout the recruitment process.  

Consideration of candidates begins in late October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and/or applications should be directed to