Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Established in 1963, UVic offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs to over 22,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. UVic is known for experiential learning and for research that matters. These elements nurture creative activity and ground UVic in the urgency of sustainability and healthy societies; shape a world view with Indigenous and international perspectives; and fuel a commitment to economic well-being, technological advances and social justice. UVic is a rich and supportive learning community with over 900 faculty supporting dynamic and evolving programing and research across ten Faculties and two Divisions.
Dedicated to the principles and practices of professional development and research driven studies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies offers more than 160 graduate programs, to graduate students from across the world, across course-based (professional skillset focus) and thesis/project-based (research focus) programs. The Faculty brings together faculty and graduate students to build a community of transformational educational and innovative research opportunities.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership to the University’s Graduate Studies programs as the chief academic and administrative officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean works in collaboration with the other Deans and academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, as well as other key stakeholders to implement and advance UVic’s Strategic Plan and objectives.
The Dean will be an engaged and proactive leader for the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of Canadian post-secondary graduate education with the ability to champion its values and opportunities across the University and broader community. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated academic track record, knowledge of academic program development and experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration while meeting the evolving and diverse needs of graduate students, faculty, and staff.
The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in its living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of its values, UVic seeks members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. UVic actively encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.