Dean of the Faculty of Education 

British Columbia (CA)
08 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Simon Fraser University, Appointment of Dean of the Faculty of Education 

Simon Fraser University acknowledges the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples on whose traditional territories our three campuses stand. 

At Simon Fraser University, we live and work on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and q̓ic̓əy̓(Katzie) Nations.

For the fifth consecutive year, Simon Fraser University has been ranked by the Maclean’s University Ranking Guide as Canada's leading comprehensive university and it has held first or second place for nearly a decade. Simon Fraser University has also been ranked eleventh in Canada by the QS World University Ranking. With three unique campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey, Simon Fraser University has deep roots in community partnerships throughout the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and around the world. 

Simon Fraser University aims to be Canada’s leading engaged university through innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach. The Faculty of Education exemplifies this vision and is committed to three core principles in its research, teaching, and community services: Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry. These principles are central to its daily activities and to its new 5-year Academic Plan. Since 1965, the Faculty has had a unique, non-departmentalized organizational structure that supports a wide variety of diverse and successful research programs. We are committed to excellence in university teaching and in supporting the professional worlds of teaching, educational administration, and policy-making. The Faculty community—comprising the professoriate, staff, and students—is innovative and diverse, with program areas in undergraduate, teacher education, and graduate studies. The latter enrols a quarter of all the graduate students at Simon Fraser University. The Faculty is a global education leader with a strong presence and distinctive community relationships at each of Simon Fraser University’s three campuses and long-established commitments to Indigenous, French, and international education.

Simon Fraser University is seeking to appoint an exceptional leader as the next Dean of Education. The Dean will lead and work closely with the Faculty to ensure that articulated core values and related priorities in the 5-year Academic Plan are providing direction and inspiration to the Faculty's activities.  The position reports to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost. As a member of the senior administration team of Simon Fraser University, the Dean shares responsibility for the overall management of the Institution. 

For further information, a full position description and application details, please visit quoting reference 3762. The closing date for applications is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on 18th of October, 2018. To assist Simon Fraser University with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)) please advise if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident in your CV or Cover Letter. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including people of all genders, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. 

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