Free open Job in North, South & Central America Dean, Faculty of Arts at University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC), one of the world’s most dynamic universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

UBC’s vision is to create an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Ranked among the top 40 universities globally, with campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC has close to 65,000 students and offers both intellectual riches and an unrivalled quality of life.

The Faculty of Arts at UBC Vancouver encompasses internationally renowned programs in the social sciences, humanities, creative and performing arts, and professional schools. As the university’s largest academic unit, UBC Arts educates more than 16,000 students in bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in more than 25 departments, schools, institutes, and programs. UBC Arts provides compelling opportunities to explore among 3,000 courses taught by more than 1,000 scholars who are leaders in their fields. Truly unique in its scope, UBC Arts is a dynamic and thriving community of outstanding scholars — both faculty and students.

The new Dean will bring a successful track record in significant administrative roles in research intensive universities. The Dean will have a strong track record in research and teaching, which they will bring to bear in their role in promoting excellence in both. The new Dean will provide strategic leadership, ensure productive relationships with other faculties as well as the university administration, government, public and professional constituencies, and promote excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly contributions throughout the Faculty. A strategic leader with the capacity and vision to build on the momentum that the Faculty has achieved in recent years, the new Dean will be collaborative and have exceptional interpersonal skills. The new Dean’s background and credentials will merit an appointment as full professor in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.

This is an opportunity to lead a world-class Faculty, with tremendous forward

momentum, situated in a city that consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

To explore this opportunity and receive the full position profile, submit nominations, or to apply, please contact our search consultants in Boyden’s Vancouver office at 604-685-0261 (ask for Khaleeda Jamal) or email:

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All applicants will be asked to complete a confidential equity survey.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.