British Columbia


Dean, Faculty Of Natural And Applied Sciences


Trinity Western University is one of North America’s premier faith-based liberal arts universities, committed to the highest quality of education. With high national rankings, award-winning faculty, a vibrant student community, and thriving ministry programs, TWU equips students to positively impact their world.

The mission of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS) is to produce godly Christians with expertise in the theoretical and applied sciences, an understanding of, and appreciation for, the relationship of scientific knowledge to authoritative biblical truth, as well as an awareness of the present and potential impact of science on society. The Faculty offers a number of Bachelor of Science degrees as well as honours degrees, a joint major with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and a major in general studies with concentrations in specific disciplines. Additionally, a minor is offered in each discipline where a major or concentration is offered. Natural sciences students may also complete the requirements of many pre-professional programs such as, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary. The Faculty also manages and develops specialized departmental laboratory facilities and land holdings and provides extensive undergraduate summer research opportunities.

A dynamic and proactive servant leader of outstanding Christian character, the Dean is an important member of TWU’s leadership team, contributing to the strategic planning and achievement of the University’s shared objectives. Those objectives include sustaining the transformational TWU educational experience that is built on high-quality teaching and learning; supporting faculty scholarship and research; offering innovative undergraduate programs; attracting outstanding students and faculty; and broadening and deepening community engagement. The Dean is responsible for the success of FNAS and as such, will have strong academic and business acumen. The Dean will represent and implement the academic and administrative policies and decisions of the university and reports to the Provost.

The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate, have a proven track record of scholarship and research along with five years of teaching and academic administrative experience. Candidates must possess the ability to meet criteria for tenure and promotion within the Faculty at the Associate professor level or above.

Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law.

We particularly invite applications from indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact KBRS.

Trinity Western University is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at kfrank@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca or by calling 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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