UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Location
Edmonton, Alberta (CA)
Posted
26 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

University of Alberta


The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences.  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, and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has a budget of $1.9 billion and annually attracts more than $500 million in sponsored research revenue. Located on the shores of the North Saskatchewan River in the Capital of Alberta, the campus is also the community, sports and social hub for Edmonton. 

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres, where top students are taught by award-winning educators and mentored by renowned scientists in a dynamic learning environment. Teaching, research, and patient care are conducted in accordance with the highest international standards.  The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry works with partners in education, research, and health care for the greater good of the local, regional and global community. The Medical and Dental undergraduate programs combine to make the University of Alberta one of the largest training programs in Canada. With over 1,000 undergraduate students, around 600 graduate students, 941 medical residents, and 168 postdoctoral fellows, the Faculty’s goal is to graduate qualified, compassionate and inquisitive practitioners and researchers accomplished in health-care delivery and scholarship. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has some of the finest teachers in the university and country, with over 670 tenure-track faculty members, over 1,900 clinical academic colleagues, and 2,195 administrative, clinical and research staff. Finally, the undergraduate and graduate students participate in clinical training at the North Campus as well as a large number of clinical teaching sites locally and in Northern Alberta. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the operations of this award-winning faculty. In addition to the role of senior officer of the Faculty and a member of Deans’ Council, the Dean is a senior administrator of the University, and plays a key leadership role in the healthcare system in the Province of Alberta. The Dean will foster an environment in which world-leading clinical training, research and excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish. As the face of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, the Dean is a champion of curricular initiatives, research and scholarship, professional training, global outreach, and recruitment of high-quality faculty and student talent. The Dean will cultivate an inclusive and health promoting environment in which learners, faculty and staff thrive.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) who has established a distinguished academic record in research, teaching and service, and a demonstrated record of outstanding leadership. With excellent management and leadership capabilities, the incumbent will provide vision and direction to further strengthen the faculty’s superior educational programs, research innovation and reputation on a national and international scale. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent communication skills including experience in fund development and demonstrate a high level of integrity and commitment to academic values. The ideal candidate will have the ability to engage and inspire faculty and staff and be known for embracing a highly collegial and collaborative operating style. 

The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in April 2019, with the new Dean to take office in September 2019 or January 2020.  Nominations and applications should be submitted to: opportunities@boyden.com.  This position will remain open until filled.  

This position will be located at the University of Alberta, 2J2.00 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2R7. 

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 www.hrs.ualberta.ca), 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. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. 

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.