Dean of Science

Edmonton (Region), Alberta (CA)
17 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Alberta 
Dean of Science 

Located in Edmonton, the University of Alberta (U of A) is one of Canada’s top teaching and research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for excellence. Home to more than 39,000 students (with over 7,600 graduate students enrolled in more than 500 graduate programs in 300 research disciplines) from 100 countries, the University attracts over $500 million in annual research funding. 

The U of A’s Faculty of Science ranks among the top four faculties of science in Canada. With close to 300 faculty members and over 700 staff across seven departments and eleven centres and institutes, the Faculty is home to 6200 undergraduate and 1200 graduate students. The Faculty of Science is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary science and driving important discoveries that benefit society as a whole. For more information on the Faculty, visit   

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the Faculty, and a member of the University’s academic leadership team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), 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, and will have significant administrative experience earned in a complex environment.  In addition, the Dean must be highly collegial and collaborative, have superb communications skills, bring excellent networks (nationally and internationally), and have a strong orientation to relationship building, both inside the university and externally.

The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in February, with the new Dean to take office in July 2019. Nominations and applications should be submitted to  

This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary, a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at, and additional negotiated benefits applicable to the position. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit.  The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply. 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.