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Dean, Faculty Of Social Sciences

Job IDA0-B8-97-E9-1F-52
CompanyUniversity Of Victoria
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2020-02-14
Posted Until2020-08-12
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s more than 22,000 students and nearly 5,000 faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the integration of dynamic learning, research and vital impact, all within a richly diverse academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest Faculty at UVic and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in seven units: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The Faculty also contributes to support interdisciplinary programs across campus. Programs engage all aspects of society and the world we live in, including human behaviour, social relationships and the connection between people and the environment, and the workings of the natural world. The Faculty thrives in a culture based on teaching and world-class scholarship, innovation and professional practice and is committed to diversity, serving a student population that hails from across British Columbia, Canada, and around the world. To learn more about the Faculty please visit:

A deep commitment to taking action and furthering decolonization and Indigenization within the Faculty is important, as is the ability to support international students and increase global learning opportunities for all students and faculty.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and respected scholar with a record of research and teaching excellence and will have demonstrated success in academic leadership. Outstanding communication skills, a collaborative approach and the capacity to engage in robust fundraising and developing external relations are critical for success, along with a commitment to advancing UVic’s vision of integrating outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. To read our full equity statement, please see:

To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call Ashley Brown or Cameron Geldart at 587.534.2220 or toll free at 888.505.2908. To apply, please forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees in strictest confidence, to
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How To ApplyThis is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in a leadership role at one of Canada's top universities. For more information please contact Ashley Brown or Cameron Geldart at (587) 534-2220 or toll free at (888) 505-2908. To apply, please forward your CV, a letter of introduction along with the names and contact information for three referees in strictest confidence to