British Columbia


Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

Vancouver Island University (VIU) shares a rich history characterized by growth, innovation, and excellence. The University maintains strong connections to the communities it serves and plays an integral role in the educational, cultural, and economic health of the region. These connections to and support from community have enabled VIU to grow into a successful, innovative, community-based and internationally reaching educational institution.

VIU is a leader in providing high-quality learning, welcoming and celebrating 15,000 learners, from local, regional and international communities, and nontraditional students. VIU is structured to offer a compelling approach to university learning by integrating teaching excellence, internship and co-op work experiences, civic engagement, and open access and laddered educational pathways in vibrant scholarly environments intimately connected to the communities VIU is part of. VIU serves its students across three campuses throughout coastal British Columbia with the main campus in Nanaimo and additional regional campuses in Cowichan and Powell River. As a teaching university with a complementary research agenda, VIU provides a comprehensive range of over 120 programs – preparatory and vocational through graduate – that enables all learners to pursue rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.

Vancouver Island University is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial academic leader with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research to lead the Faculty of Science and Technology. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean of Science and Technology provides strategic and operational leadership over the administrative and academic priorities of the Faculty. Fostering a forward-thinking, inclusive, and respectful environment, the Dean develops and empowers a team of 100+ faculty, support staff, and administrators to ensure continuous improvement and evolution of a range of programs and services supporting students’ learning, needs, and success. The Dean is a champion for the faculty and is responsible for advancing excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship and creative activities and for the development, delivery and ongoing quality review of innovative programs and initiatives within the Faculty. The Dean identifies, initiates, and cultivates strategic relationships with internal peers and external partners and stakeholders in representing the interests and building the profile of the Faculty, the University, and its programs. The Dean also works to advance and support VIU’s commitment to working in partnership with Aboriginal peoples, as laid out in VIU’s Aboriginal Education Plan, in an effort to be a continued leader in supporting Indigenous learners and building relationships within community.

The Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology will possess a record of successful academic administrative experience and familiarity with the process of academic planning, including budget management and resource allocation, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean will also hold a PhD in a related Science and have a distinctive record of academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning, and research in a discipline aligned with the Faculty of Science and Technology.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank or Beth McLennan at 1-866-822-6022. To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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