Dean, Faculty of Science

Western University
London, Ontario (CA)
Oct 18, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Western University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Science.

As one of Canada’s top 10 universities and a founding member of Canada’s U15, Western is recognized for pushing the boundaries of pedagogical and scholarly excellence all the while setting a national standard for a student experience that is second to none. There are over 38,000 students within Western’s 12 Faculties and Schools and three affiliated University Colleges. Approximately 4,000 faculty and staff work in partnership to deliver 400+ specializations, majors and minors, as well as innovative modular degree programs. For more information about Western, visit

Western Science ranks among Canada's top 10 Faculties of Science. With approximately 350 full-time faculty and staff across eight departments and four centres, 6,300 graduate and undergraduate students, 13 Canada Research Chairs, and five Industrial Research Chairs, the Faculty of Science is dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary science and driving important discoveries that benefit our global society. The Faculty of Science has built a tradition of excellence that goes beyond academics and research. Representing a global mosaic of dedicated and forward-thinking professionals, its faculty respects and celebrates the diversity of its members and is committed to creating a rich and inclusive environment for work and study for all. The Western Experience immerses students in hands-on laboratory experience in state-of-the-art research facilities, takes them out into the field to expose them to science as it happens, and provides them with the opportunity to tackle industrial questions through internships and capstone projects. For more information on the Faculty, visit

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the Faculty and a member of the University’s academic leadership team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), the Dean is accountable for the Faculty’s strategic vision, for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of its programs and operations, for championing fundraising efforts and outreach, and for enhancing the Faculty’s research profile. The ideal candidate will be an excellent scholar appointable to the rank of Full Professor, will have significant administrative experience earned in a complex environment, and must demonstrate a collegial and collaborative leadership style.

Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups / visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process by contacting our search consultant (see below). In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates will begin late October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at            

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