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New Brunswick

Dean of Education

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. From its main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields. With full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education, Arts, Science, Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Kinesiology, as well as certificates and diplomas, UNB’s innovative programs prepare students for the real world.

The Faculty of Education’s undergraduate and graduate degrees provide students with the opportunity to take a wide range of courses in specialized areas of interest. Education’s more than 30 faculty members and associates regularly work with teachers, education leaders and educational policy makers. The Faculty’s rich and diverse traditions of scholarship and knowledge creation and transfer show themselves in the instrumental work the faculty has done in shaping education curriculums and programs in New Brunswick’s bilingual school system as well as across Canada and around the world. Creating a rich academic and professional learning environment, the Faculty houses several research centres including: The Early Childhood Education Centre, The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, Health & Education Research Group, and Second Language Research Institute of Canada.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), the Dean of the Faculty of Education provides academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Education and is part of the University’s academic leadership team. The Dean works closely with faculty, staff, students and other academic administrators within the Faculty and across the University to ensure that academic programs meet the objectives of the University and its students as outlined in the University’s new Academic Plan. The next Dean will continue to promote and strengthen UNB’s student-centered learning approach and commitment to indigenization; will enable current and emerging approaches and technologies for learning and teaching; will work with senior administration to ensure an appropriate faculty complement; and will support and encourage research within the Faculty. The next Dean will advance the Faculty's mandate and the success of its students through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you are a collegial and relationship-oriented leader with experience in teaching and administration in the school and/or broader educational system. You have a successful record of scholarship and teaching that will support an appointment with tenure in the Faculty of Education at UNB. An effective communicator, you invite and are open to others’ ideas and perspectives, you foster a culture of inclusivity and you seek to build consensus. You will demonstrate a commitment to achieving the goals of the Faculty and University as a whole. You invest energy and enthusiasm in mentoring others, in identifying and exploring new ideas and approaches and in supporting and enabling students and colleagues to be successful.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of Employment Equity.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Jason Ozon at 902-421-9849 or submit your application online at:

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