Dean, Faculty of Arts
Thompson Rivers University
This is an exciting time in the continuing development of Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The University is a member of the Research University Council of British Columbia, and the integration of research, creative practice, and innovation into teaching and learning in over 40 degree options and 50 diploma and certificate programs is a priority. With Masters degree programs in Business Administration, Education, and Environmental Science, TRU continues to build strength in a number of research areas. Currently TRU has an on-campus student population of over 14,500 and enrolls a further 11,100 students in open and distance education with courses and programs through its Open Learning division. The campus is now home of award winning architecture, a vibrant, culturally diverse student population, and Canada’s first new Law School in over thirty years.
With over 90 full-time faculty members in 7 academic departments, The Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts and is known for the quality of its teaching and scholarship. The new Dean will provide innovative and visionary leadership as the Faculty expands its academic programs to include Masters level courses. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President Academic, the Dean will bring a strong record of achievement in teaching and research as well as success as an academic administrator. S/he will also possess an open and collegial style of leadership, with outstanding management, communication, and interpersonal skills. A terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented within the Faculty of Arts is required.
This is an exciting opportunity to live in Kamloops, a community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities, and to make a mark on a university that is evolving and growing.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.
Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Danielle Conn or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org