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Dean, Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

University of Northern British Columbia
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, UNBC brings the excitement of new knowledge to its students, and the outcomes of its teaching and research to the world. Home to 3,500 students, UNBC has been annually recognized as one of Canada’s top three primarily undergraduate universities for the past decade and appears as one of only four BC-based Universities in Research Infosource’s Top 50 Research Universities annual rankings.

UNBC is a university both in and for the North. This mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among its students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities it serves. UNBC is also Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.

Following an extensive consultation process, UNBC recently restructured its academic model from two Colleges to five Faculties, with an aim to ensure students and faculty are provided an exceptional experience in an innovative, interdisciplinary, and dynamic academic environment. The new Faculties will have full accountability for undergraduate and graduate programs in Prince George and across Northern BC. The new Faculties include: Science & Engineering; Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities; Environment; Human & Health Sciences; and Business & Economics.

The new Faculty of Human & Health Sciences represents an exciting opportunity for a Dean to lead faculty, staff and students through visioning and strategic planning that will continue UNBC’s success for years to come. With goals to increase undergraduate and graduate student numbers, fundraising, and research success, this is a time of ambition and forward-thinking at UNBC.  The Faculty includes an innovative and exciting diversity of disciplines, including psychology, social work, nursing, education, and health sciences. 

Reporting to the Provost, the new Dean provides overall strategic leadership and direction to Faculty on all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and pathway initiatives across northern British Columbia and beyond. The Dean is responsible for ensuring a high-quality educational experience for UNBC students throughout the region and supports the growth of the faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar appointable as an Associate or Full Professor at UNBC within one of the five disciplines in the Faculty. With passion and commitment to advancing the excellence of research and education in the Faculty, the Dean will bring outstanding skills as it relates to leadership, communications, and relationship building to be highly effective in this role.

Based in B.C.'s northern capital, Prince George is a bustling city of approximately 76,000. The area offers a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages, an extensive range of quality services, and ample cultural and sporting opportunities.

UNBC encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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