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New Brunswick


Dean of Arts (UNB Saint John)


The Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1964, UNB Saint John is home to three Faculties: Arts; Business; and Science, Applied Science, and Engineering. The campus also hosts New Brunswick’s only English language medical program, operated by Dalhousie University, as well as Saint John College — the campus’ language institute and professional development arm. Allied Health Programs of the New Brunswick Community College are also co-located on the campus. The Faculty of Arts sits at the heart of the University of New Brunswick Saint John, enrolling approximately one-third of all UNB Saint John’s 2200 students. Its three departments — History and Politics, Humanities and Languages, and Social Sciences — house a number of disciplines including English, French, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Education, and Sociology.


UNB Saint John is part of the University of New Brunswick system. Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. UNB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields.


Reporting to the Vice-President (Saint John), the Dean of Arts (UNB Saint John) is responsible for the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, providing strategic and effective leadership for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community at UNB Saint John. As a member of the Senior Advisory Committee, the Dean will help shape the vision for the future of UNB Saint John, identifying areas of growth and innovation and fostering collaboration within and beyond the University. An active and visible ambassador, the new Dean will be an enthusiastic promoter of the value of interdisciplinary education in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Dean will contribute to the development of the Faculty’s academic programs, teaching, and research, promoting a student-centred approach and encouraging teamwork and engagement across departments.


As the ideal candidate, you are an exceptional teacher and researcher and an accomplished communicator. You come to the role with a passion for innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship and an understanding of the opportunities presented by a small campus environment. An experienced administrator and scholar, you have led departments or programs and are eligible for appointment as a Full Professor at UNB. Your effective and transparent communication style will allow you to foster collegial collaboration within and between departments. You have a global perspective and have demonstrated support for a diverse student body. You are a collaborator and a consensus-builder and will establish productive relationships within the institution and in the broader regional, national, and international communities.


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.


To explore this exciting leadership opportunity with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 and a five-year renewable term, please contact Anna Stuart, Laura Godsoe, or Nikki Mifflen at 902-421-1310, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.


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