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Dean, Faculty of Arts

Since 1910, Mount Royal University has made its name by offering a strong, liberal, undergraduate- focused education. More than a century later, the University remains both committed to this legacy, and an integral member of the community it serves. Today, Mount Royal’s 12 baccalaureate degrees and 32 majors, as well as its certificate and diploma programs in five different academic faculties, provide the institution’s more than 13,000 students an exceptional undergraduate experience. With a strong focus on small class sizes and personalized learning, and a faculty dedicated to teaching excellence and student success, Mount Royal has built a worldwide reputation as an institution that prepares students for the opportunities that they will find in the workplace, as well as graduate and professional schools, by educating them in the skills they need to be life-long learners adapting to the changing demands of society.

As one of Mount Royal University’s most diverse faculties, Arts offers majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology, and Sociology within the Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Interior Design.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts leads a dynamic academic unit that consists of engaged learners, inspired professors and committed staff members. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean is responsible for the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, leading the collegial governance process in the Faculty and providing effective leadership for students, faculty, and the University arts community. While being responsive to the needs of the community, the Dean will articulate the goals, objectives and priorities of the Faculty and assure the attainment of the highest possible standards in every dimension of the unit’s activities. Understanding the varying needs and priorities of each of the diverse programs in the Faculty of Arts, the Dean will be an advocate for the Faculty and identify opportunities for collaborative work between departments on programs and projects of mutual benefit. Working creatively within the framework of the Institutional Strategic Plan and Academic Plan, the Dean will play an essential role in Mount Royal realizing its vision to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience to all students.

As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic and inspiring leader with an exceptional academic reputation and a commitment to research and teaching in arts, humanities and social sciences. You are able to communicate your passion about the value of Arts and are committed to the collegiality of the different disciplines. You are an innovative leader who understands the value and diversity of how students can learn through different methods. Experienced as an administrator at a university, you are comfortable in the public eye and are able to build relationships and credibility in the broader regional, national and international community, promoting the goals and accomplishments of the Faculty of Arts. As an experienced administrator, enthusiastic promoter of the value of education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences within Mount Royal University and beyond, you will foster a collegial environment and will be a confident contributor to the University’s senior leadership and the greater community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, contact Shauna Quinlan or Katherine Frank at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.


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