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Dean, School of Health

Concordia University
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Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Deans
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. Tiohtià:ke, or Montreal, is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations and is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. The University respects its connections to the past, present, and future in its ongoing relations with Indigenous and other peoples. The Indigenous Directions Action Plan, launched in 2019 and updated in 2021, is Concordia’s roadmap to decolonization. 

Concordia is an innovative, mission-driven university focused on transformative research, teaching and learning, collaborative action, and public impact. With two campuses located in the heart of Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Concordia is the top-ranked Canadian university in QS’s Top 100 under 50 years old, and first in North America. Ranked as one of the 200 most international universities by Times Higher Education in 2020, Concordia University was also placed in the Top 25 universities worldwide for work to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Climate Change, Reduced Inequality, and Smart Cities and Communities.  

Concordia enrolls over 50,000 students, approximately twenty percent of whom study at the graduate level. Culturally and linguistically, Concordia is one of Canada’s most diverse universities, with international students from more than 150 countries making up roughly 24 percent of the student population. The University is home to many transdisciplinary and faculty-based research units, platforms and think tanks. It offers students robust experiential learning opportunities ranging from co-op placements in industry to internships in community groups and cultural organizations to involvement in initiatives such as District 3, an award-winning start-up innovation and entrepreneurship incubator. Determined to be Canada’s next-generation university, Concordia focuses on delivering high-impact research across a spectrum of fields and preparing graduates for success in a world of disruptive change. For more information, please visit

Concordia University has a long history of high-impact research and training in a wide array of health areas and is uniquely positioned to pioneer new approaches to health research and education through the creation of an interdisciplinary School of Health (the “School”). The School will unite faculty members at the intersections of disciplines to collaborate on a range of health-related approaches and engages citizens, community groups, policymakers and other stakeholders to further health matters and expand training capabilities. 

The School will focus on and benefit from federating Concordia’s existing expertise in health research. To promote and enhance collaboration, the School will consist of three interdisciplinary research hubs: (1) Community Health; (2) Clinical Research and Prevention; and (3) Biomedical Science and Engineering. To lead this exciting new initiative, Concordia is looking for an international researcher and academic leader in health research as its inaugural Dean, School of Health. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and the Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies, the Dean will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight to the School. 

As a member of Concordia’s senior administration, the Dean will promote innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery, and lead efforts that will enable the School and the university to achieve the highest standards in education and health research. Committed to decolonization and Indigenization, the Dean will ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness, intensify research output, and develop cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty programs. 

As the ideal candidate, you are a collaborative academic and a dynamic leader with a record of building strong teams, promoting and supporting research, fostering academic innovation, managing resources, and advancing multi-disciplinary initiatives. Your emerging/extensive experience as an academic leader enables you to relate to a range of internal and external partners, and promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students and support the decolonization and Indigenization goals of the university. You possess an open and collegial style, outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem-solving, and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in research and teaching. The ability to function in both English and French is preferred.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, please, submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae at: before 29th April 2022. Your application should also contain the names of three references (we will seek your consent before contacting your references). For more information, kindly contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at or Bola Moradeyo at 

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community. The university encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of racialized minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.  

We will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact

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