Mount Saint Vincent University is searching for a Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science!

Published on: 17 Dec 2018

Mount Saint Vincent University is searching for a Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science!

Mount Saint Vincent University is searching for a Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science!

(Third Party Posting)

Ad MSVU Dean of Arts and Science VR

“Mount Saint Vincent University invites nominations, expressions of interest,
and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, with
the appointment to be effective July 2019.

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring
commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent
University (the Mount) promotes academic excellence and the pursuit
of knowledge through scholarship, teaching, and intellectual endeavour of
the highest quality. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied
research, and a personalized approach to education, the University prides
itself on its low student-to-professor ratios. Located on Canada’s east coast
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mount Saint Vincent University attracts outstanding
faculty, staff, and over 4,000 students from around the world. For more
information about the University, please visit

The Faculty of Arts and Science provides undergraduate degrees (BA and
BSc) to over 1,000 students within a setting of interdisciplinary linkages,
small classroom sizes, expanding experiential learning opportunities, and
excellent teaching and research. An MA in Women and Gender Studies
is offered jointly with another university. There are 55 full-time faculty
members, many of whom are recognized nationally and internationally for
contributions to their fields. Among the faculty is a CRC in Social Innovation
and Community Engagement, the NSERC Atlantic Chair for Women in
Science and Engineering, and the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost as part of the
Mount’s senior executive team, the Dean of Arts and Science will provide
strategic direction, academic planning and research leadership, and
administrative oversight to advance the Faculty’s initiatives. Committed to
excellence in teaching, research, student engagement, and the success of
all members of the Faculty, the Dean will work collaboratively with internal
and external stakeholders to increase the resources and impact of the
Faculty of Arts and Science.

The successful candidate will be a respected and innovative educator and
leader with excellent academic qualifications and teaching and research
achievements, administrative experience, and the skill to build strong
relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. A strategic
thinker who values diversity and is a passionate advocate for the arts
and sciences, the Dean will be a skilled communicator who will facilitate
and enhance the endeavours of the Faculty and the University, through
an open and collegial style, dynamic and creative leadership, outstanding
management skills, and a flexible approach to problem solving. Experience
building collaborative teams and working with a diverse range of internal
and external partners will be important assets in this role.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity
and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from
all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations
and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African
Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other
groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus.
Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged
to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials.

The search committee will begin to consider potential candidates
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should
include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three
references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate),
and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s
search consultant:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.”