Dean, Faculty of Applied Science

Open Date June 09, 2017
Close Date August 31, 2017

Please note: this search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of British Columbia, one of the world’s most dynamic universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science.

UBC’s vision is to create an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Ranked among the top 40 universities globally, with campuses in Vancouver and, more recently, the Okanagan, UBC offers faculty, staff, and approximately 61,000 students not just intellectual riches, but an unrivalled quality of life.

The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC is as unique as it is innovative.  The Faculty includes Engineering programs on two campuses (Vancouver and Okanagan), and Schools of Nursing, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, and Community & Regional Planning.  Home to world-leading researchers and educators, several departments and schools rank among the top 20 globally.

The Faculty is home to over 7,500 students, received over $50m in external research funding last year, and boasts an impressive track record (106 at last count) developing spin-off companies.  The co-op program engages nearly 2,000 students each year and operates in 16 countries. 

Not content to rest on success that dates back almost 100 years, the Faculty is at an exciting and dynamic point in time.  A significant expansion of the engineering program, a new Biomedical Engineering School in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, and a new, large scale Learning Factory in the Okanagan are just a few of the many transformative initiatives underway at this time. 

The new Dean will bring a commitment and passion to leveraging the unique mix of disciplines found in the Faculty, while partnering with other departments across the University to propel UBC forward.  The new Dean will bring a demonstrated leadership track record within a well-respected, research intensive university.  The successful candidate will be a strategic and collaborative leader, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, to build on the momentum the Faculty has achieved in recent years.  With exemplary academic credentials, the new Dean will be eligible to be appointed as a full professor at UBC. 

This is an opportunity to lead an exceptional and entrepreneurial Faculty with world-class academics, students and facilities, situated in a city that consistently ranks as one of the three most liveable cities in the world.

To explore this opportunity and receive the full position profile, submit nominations, or to apply, please contact our search consultants in Boyden’s Vancouver office at 604-685-0261 (ask for Alex Verdecchia) or email:  vancouver@boyden.com

View the full Executive Brief for the position here.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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