Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

Montréal, Quebec (CA)
15 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

McGill University 
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

McGill University invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Faculty of Dentistry. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and as a member of the senior academic team, the new Dean will have an opportunity to deepen the Faculty’s reputation for excellence in oral health education and research, and service to the greater community.  

The Dean will join an environment that is home to an impressive cadre of scholars. Dentistry researchers at McGill investigate a broad range of oral health issues at the clinical and basic science levels, with many interdisciplinary collaborations occurring within and outside the University. Dentistry at McGill is home to a number of centres, institutes, and facilities, and its educational programs and clinics enable students and professionals to attain the highest levels of competence in the field. The Faculty is distinguished by its goal to promote oral health for the whole population, through excellence in research and training combined with a focus on public policy and community outreach, and serves as a model for other dentistry schools nationwide. Notably, the Faculty provides vulnerable members of the Montreal community with access to free dental care. For more information about Dentistry at McGill, visit

The ideal candidate has a background of teaching, research, clinical, and professional experience consistent with the expectations of a Dean at a world-class research university. The candidate also has a successful record of senior leadership in a complex institution, familiarity with fundraising and public engagement, and experience with budgetary management. A consultative and collegial leadership style, a natural service orientation, excellent communication skills, and an approach that earns trust and respect, are essential. The Dean possesses a degree in dentistry and a professional designation, and a record of accomplishment consistent with appointment at the rank of Full Professor. A post-graduate degree is considered an asset. The ability to work in both English and French, or a willingness to develop skills in both languages, is preferred.

McGill University is, by every measure, one of the world’s great universities. A member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) of the World Economic Forum and the American Association of Universities (AAU), and a founding member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, McGill is consistently cited in the top 25 universities in the world. With nearly 40,000 students and a global network of alumni, McGill is located in the vibrant city of Montreal, Quebec. For more information about McGill, please visit

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The five-year renewable appointment will be effective July 2018. The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in mid-October 2017. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest may be forwarded, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at