Brock University, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dec 03, 2010 Jan 21, 2011

Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Brock University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Working closely with the Provost; Vice President, Research; and the Deans of the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences, the Dean of Graduate Studies will support the development of new and dynamic graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level. The continued expansion and diversification of graduate programming at the university is critical to Brock’s recognition as a research-intensive university offering master’s and doctoral training of the highest calibre. Increased interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary programming, along with collaborative programs within the university and with external partners, is a high priority. The Dean is expected to provide opportunities for graduate students in the areas of leadership skill development, innovation and community outreach.
The Dean will ensure the quality of current graduate programs as required within Brock University and will oversee the approval process for new programs within the university and at the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies. Brock currently has 39 graduate programs. The Dean will represent Brock University in organizations promoting graduate studies at the provincial level (Ontario Council of Graduate Studies) and the national level (Canadian Association of Graduate Studies).
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is expected to be an established scholar with experience in the operation of graduate programs and will possess the academic leadership to mobilize and support the diverse graduate programs within the university. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding organizational, interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills to meet the needs of a growing and dynamic graduate program environment at Brock University.

The appointment, for an initial five-year term, ideally will begin on July 1, 2011. Consideration of candidates will begin early January 2011. Please include with the application a full curriculum vitae, a statement of interest in the position, and the names and contact information of three referees. Please submit applications or nominations, in confidence, to:
Dr. Murray Knuttila
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Brock University, St. Catharines,
ON Canada L2S 3A1
Email: Knuttila
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Located at the centre of Canada’s beautiful Niagara Peninsula in St. Catharines, Ontario, Brock University is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The university offers strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to more than 17,000 students. Brock celebrates the success of its 73,000-plus alumni, who enjoy one of the highest employment rates among graduates from Ontario’s universities. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and to the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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