Dean, Faculty of Science
Dean, Faculty of Science
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ryerson University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Science with the appointment to be effective July 2018.
Located in the heart of Toronto, one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse cities, Ryerson University continues to build Canada’s innovation ecosystem and to drive economic development. Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university, with high quality programmes and scholarly, research and creative activities that extend beyond its walls. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programmes. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University has more than 45,000 students, including 2,600 master's and PhD students, over 3,000 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has more than doubled in the past four years. Ryerson has more than 125 innovative research centres, institutes, and labs across a wide range of disciplines, and it is home to 20 Canada Research Chairs. For more information, please visit www.ryerson.ca.
The Faculty of Science has distinguished itself by developing a distinctive leadership niche in both research and teaching as well as innovation through its four founding departments of Chemistry and Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Promoting an innovative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approach to science, the Faculty has more than 90 full-time faculty members and 3,000 undergraduate students enrolled in a variety of unique programmes that incorporate hands-on learning and co-op options. More than 200 students at the master’s and doctoral levels participate in a robust culture of interdisciplinary scholarship, research, innovation and critical analysis through programmes in biomedical physics, computer science, mathematics, and molecular science. Additional information is available at www.ryerson.ca/science.
As the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty of Science, the Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President Academic as part of Ryerson’s senior administration. Responsible for all aspects of the Faculty’s operations, the Dean of Science will be a leader with strong achievements in research, teaching, scholarly activities and service, demonstrated administrative and management capabilities in a collegial university setting, and experience in budget management and resource allocation. Committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research and the success of all students, faculty and staff, the Dean will be an excellent communicator and advocate for the Faculty. The Dean will provide vision, strategy and strong leadership to facilitate and enhance the endeavours of the Faculty through an open and collegial style, outstanding management and interpersonal skills, and a creative approach to problem-solving. Experience building diverse and collaborative teams, developing new and innovative programmes and facilities, relating to a range of internal and external partners, and an interest in, or experience with, fundraising will be important assets in this role.
The search committee will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to:
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