Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has become an institution of choice for students seeking academic excellence and exposure to cutting-edge research. With three campuses, 30,000 undergraduate students, 4,000 graduate students, 124,000 alumni and over 950 faculty members, SFU is an innovative and vibrant university committed to its recently adopted strategic vision to be Canada’s ‘engaged university.’
Built by bringing together well-respected academic units, the Faculty of Environment (FENV) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas: Archaeology; Environmental Science; Geography; Resource and Environmental Management; Sustainable Community Development; and Development and Sustainability while building on their existing strengths. New interdisciplinary programs are currently in the approval process. The Faculty is known for its commitment to experiential education.
Faculty members in the core units have a wealth of research experience and a strong record of community-based research, both locally and internationally. Many faculty members and graduate students participate in interdisciplinary research projects and networks.
The Faculty is now seeking a Dean to position FENV at SFU as a world class leader in research and teaching characterized by the integration of natural, social, and policy sciences in environment, broadly conceived. FENV values both applied and curiosity-driven research, supported by contemporary method and theory.
Drawing upon past successes at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, or as Director of an institute/centre, and known to be an inspiring leader with a clear and persuasive vision, the new Dean will forge a strong sense of cohesion within FENV and promote links within SFU and with external partners. With a research and teaching record at the level of a full professor at SFU, the new Dean will be a collaborative leader with a demonstrated commitment to students, research, and community engagement.
This is an exciting opportunity for an academic leader whose passion, creativity and strategic skills will lead this relatively new Faculty to its next level and enhance the impact the Faculty has on the broader community.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Alex Verdecchia, Amy Gill or Brent Cameron in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11539
Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.