Dean, Faculty of Law

Ontario (CA)
10 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, Faculty of Law

Western University ranks among Canada’s top 10 research universities and is a vibrant centre of learning where 1400 faculty, 2400 administrative staff and 32,000 students work and study on its beautiful residential campus. Located in London, Canada, Western’s 12 Faculties and Schools strive toward their collective vision to be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian university.

Western invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law.

Western Law has a proud tradition of producing great leaders. Its JD, Master’s and doctoral programs provide students with exposure to leading academics, policy makers, and practitioners. Outstanding curriculum and research, and broad interdisciplinary, international, and clinical experiences are hallmarks of the Faculty. During the last five years, Western Law has engaged in an integrated process of strategic planning, program review, and curriculum reform. The faculty has re-affirmed its goal to be the pre-eminent law school in Canada focusing on business law in the global environment, and is committed to providing students with a wide range of opportunities to not only gain legal knowledge and analytical skills, but also develop the professional competencies and leadership skills necessary to become effective practitioners and leaders in the profession. For additional information, please 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, he/she is accountable for the Faculty’s strategic vision and administrative oversight, for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of its programs and operations, and for enhancing its research profile.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an exemplary scholar (with a graduate degree at the Masters or PhD level, appointable at the rank of full professor) who will bring a background of teaching, research and professional experience consistent with the expectations of dean at a world-class research university. He/she will have an outstanding record of successful and strategic senior leadership in a complex institution, experience in fundraising, as well as sound fiscal management abilities.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities,  persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 
The salary range for Dean, Faculty of Law is $175,000 to $300,000 plus benefits.  Final compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Consideration of candidates will begin in late November 2016. To explore this opportunity further, please send your resume in confidence to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at