The University of Manitoba invites expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Social Work.
As one of the largest accredited social work programs in Canada and the only university-based program in Manitoba, the Faculty of Social Work is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of undergraduate and graduate programs across its three campuses and a robust distance delivery program. The Faculty prides itself on the continuous pursuit of excellence in the areas of research, teaching, community service, and the accomplishments of its graduates. They are leaders in Indigenous education in Canada and are committed to advancing and supporting the University’s strategic commitment to Indigenous achievement.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work is a member of the University’s senior leadership team, and the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty. The successful candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader with the skills to bring together a complex and geographically diverse Faculty, to build on existing strengths and to create opportunities for enhancing its teaching, research and scholarly activities. The Dean must be a strong consensus builder, who can lead the Faculty to broadly supported decisions regarding programs and services, given emerging fiscal realities and changing needs. While upholding the responsibility of preparing future social workers for professional practice in the 21st century, the Dean must be deeply committed to an exceptional student experience, to social work and to the Faculty’s commitment to furthering social justice through its teaching, research and service responsibilities. This includes direct practice (micro-practice), meso-practice and macro-practice. The Dean will also bring a collaborative spirit and a strong commitment to building and nurturing community connections and engagement.
Located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation, the University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university and a member of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities. It is home to almost 30,000 students – 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit – and offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Consideration of candidates will begin in December 2018. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, nominations, applications or expressions of interest may be directed to Brenda LaRose at email@example.com.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.