Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Victoria (CA)
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

The University of Victoria acknowledges and respects the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s 26,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic Edge – the potent fusion of dynamic learning, and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.  For more information about our university, please visit

UVic’s Faculty of Engineering is an exciting place to be. The Faculty is home to approximately 2,500 undergraduate, 550 graduate students and 94 faculty members including 10 Canada Research Chairs and an NSERC Environmental Design Chair. Comprised of 4 departments – Computer Science; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering – the Faculty of Engineering is nationally and internationally recognized for high quality teaching and research and for the national and international co-op opportunities provided to its students.   

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean is responsible for providing strategic and visionary leadership and administrative oversight of the Faculty of Engineering. This is a tremendous opportunity for an inspiring and effective academic administrator to provide dynamic leadership during a period of significant program, research and enrolment growth and to lead the Faculty in its first major capital campaign. UVic is seeking an excellent communicator with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research and the success of all students, faculty and staff. The Dean will facilitate and enhance the Faculty through an open and collegial style, have outstanding interpersonal skills that are oriented towards community building and consultation, and bring a creative approach to problem solving. Experience building relationships with a range of external partners and an interest or experience in fundraising are critical for success.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Should you want to learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call Cameron Geldart or Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to