Dean of the Faculty of Education

Dynamic, modern, and learner-centred, Lakehead University acknowledges all our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise an enriching university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a variety of social and recreational activities. Lakehead University’s Faculty of Education offers innovative undergraduate, graduate, and ongoing learning opportunities that are grounded in research and a commitment to social and environmental wellbeing. The Faculty serves diverse communities through active partnerships and learner engagement. The Faculty strives to inspire, and be, active and critical learners who are recognized for their leadership and commitment to research, teaching, and service in education.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Education is responsible for the overall management of the Faculty and serves as a strategic and collegial leader to faculty, staff, and students. The Dean is responsible for developing unique, high-quality, transformational undergraduate and graduate teaching, learning, and research experiences that encourage critical thinking. The Dean is a role model for Lakehead University’s commitment to social justice and drives education, research, and service strategies that address community and societal needs within the regions served by Lakehead. By focusing on teaching excellence, student-centred learning experiences, and promoting research connectedness, the Dean will work to position the Faculty and Lakehead generally as a flexible institution that can meet the needs of students today, and into the future.

As the ideal candidate, you are a committed, innovative, and collaborative leader with experience in academic administration, particularly in a multi-campus setting. You are an engaging and inspiring visionary with the creativity to foster new approaches to cross-disciplinary curriculum development with the goal of providing students opportunities to experience scholarly expertise and unique learning experiences. You have a distinguished record of teaching in the field of education or a closely related discipline, and you are a passionate and dynamic communicator who effectively builds long-term, sustainable relationships with regional, national, and international partners. You are an effective administrator, analyst, listener, and decision-maker with a passion for education. You are committed to making a significant contribution to the communities that the University serves and society through the Faculty’s programs, research, and the wide range of activities undertaken by faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank or Robert Fleming at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

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