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Dean, Faculty of Education

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 23, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company University of New Brunswick
Location Fredericton, NB
Category Education
Client University of New Brunswick
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Dean, Faculty of Education

The University of New Brunswick recognizes and respectfully acknowledges that the University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The lands of Wabanaki people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship, and mutual respect between equal nations.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is among Canada’s top comprehensive universities. Its rich history of leading discovery and innovation stems from its entrepreneurial thinking, which has been unlocking creative potential since 1785. UNB has a rich history of sharing knowledge and inspiring discovery and innovation. UNB attracts students and faculty from around the world, and is consistently rated as one of Canada’s best employers.

The Faculty of Education consists of undergraduate and graduate programs which provide students with the opportunity to take a wide range of courses in specialized areas of interest. Education’s 28 full-time faculty members, associates, and over 50 contract academic instructors regularly work with teachers, education leaders and educational policy makers. The Faculty’s rich and diverse traditions of scholarship, knowledge creation and transfer show themselves in the instrumental work the Faculty has done in shaping education curricula and programs in New Brunswick’s bilingual school system as well as across Canada and around the world. Creating a rich academic and professional learning environment, the Faculty houses the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Early Childhood Education Centre, and the Second Language Research Institute of Canada. Dedicated to learning experiences that encourage critical inquiry, equity, social justice and participatory citizenship, the Faculty supports teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and service that strengthen education and enrich community life.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic the Dean of the Faculty of Education provides academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Education and is part of the University’s academic leadership team. Working closely with faculty, staff, students and other academic administrators within the Faculty and across the University, the Dean will continue to promote and strengthen UNB’s student-centered learning approach and commitment to decolonization; will enable current and emerging approaches and technologies for learning and teaching; will work with senior administration to ensure an appropriate faculty complement; and will support and encourage research within the Faculty. The next Dean will advance the Faculty’s mandate and the success of its students through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you are a collegial and relationship-oriented leader with experience in teaching and administration in the school and/or broader educational system. You have a successful record of scholarship and teaching that will support an appointment with tenure in the Faculty of Education at UNB. An effective communicator, you invite and are open to others’ ideas and perspectives, you foster a culture of inclusivity and you seek to build consensus. You will demonstrate a commitment to achieving the goals of the Faculty and University as a whole. You invest energy and enthusiasm in mentoring others, in identifying and exploring new ideas and approaches and in supporting and enabling students and colleagues to be successful.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within their community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that they serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help achieve these goals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. If you so desire, we encourage all applicants to fill out our self-identification questionnaire: Self-Identification Questionnaire | Employment Equity | Careers | UNB

To apply click here: or for further information, please contact Kathy Rahme ( and Kate Ralston at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted and priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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