Université de Montréal (UdeM) is currently looking for its next
Dean of the Faculty of Education.
UdeM is actively engaged in social development through its
tripartite mission of teaching, research, and community service.
Alongside its affiliate schools, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC
Montréal, UdeM is the leading center of higher education in Quebec
and one of the most important in Canada. Though its roots are local
to Montreal, its calling is international—UdeM is among the top
research universities globally, and is considered one of the most
important in the French-speaking world. It is ranked 88th worldwide
by the prestigious Times Higher Education and is in the
first percentile in all international rankings of the best
Candidate profile for the post of Dean of the Faculty of
Following consultations, it has been determined that in order to
fulfill a mandate that is at once resolutely external in
orientation, and that will ensure the continuity of recent internal
transformations, the candidate should:
- Come from the educational sphere; possess a solid understanding
of educational contexts in Quebec (and Montreal in particular), and
of the specific characteristics of faculties providing career-track
degrees; have professional experience related to the areas of
teaching and educational studies; demonstrate an awareness of
pedagogical and scientific activities.
- Have an understanding of the political workings, the
institutional culture, and the challenges tied to a university
career in order to ensure efficient faculty management; have a
record of successful experience in management, departmental
leadership, or program leadership, and possess capacities related
to the planning and management of human resources and
- Demonstrate collaborative, shared leadership that enables a
mobilization of the faculty community around unifying projects; be
proactive, dynamic, and entrepreneurial; promote community-based
management and remain open, attentive, and empathetic.
- Possess political and communication skills; be capable of
providing the highest quality of representation (as needed) and
public defence of the faculty’s mission.
- Demonstrate managerial courage, a tolerance for risk,
diplomacy, and firmness, all within a faculty position; be loyal to
the institution and the deanship, make decisions as a team, and
- Possess both credibility and stature, have a solid network of
diverse contacts within the educational system; be recognized by
the university community; be capable of developing an influential
network that will enable the faculty to access the resources
necessary to succeed in its various mandates; know how to realize
benefit from opportunities.
- Have a proven record of integrity and probity; act with
transparency and honesty; be equitable and just.
Individuals interested in putting forward their candidacy for
consideration for the post of Dean of the Faculty of Education are
invited to send their curriculum vitae, accompanied by a cover
letter, to Ms. Catherine Eggers at firstname.lastname@example.org
between now and May 20, 2022.
In view of the exigencies of Canadian immigration, priority
will be granted to citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Université de Montréal participates in a program that endorses
equity in employment for women, visible minorities, Indigenous
individuals, and individuals with disabilities.