Dean, Faculty of Education

Recognized as Western Canada’s first university, located in the city of Winnipeg and on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation, the University of Manitoba is a place where students come to learn and be inspired. The University is honoured to have been chosen to host the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and is committed to Indigenous achievement and to making Manitoba a centre of excellence for Indigenous education and research.

It is Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral institution and is a member of the U15 group of research-intensive universities. The university offers a robust and diverse suite of over 100 graduate programs, taught by award-winning professors, and with partnerships with over 40 research centres, institutes and shared facilities to its 29,000+ students. The University generates more than $1.8 billion in annual economic activity and attracts $160 million dollars annually in sponsored research income. Drawing in international students representing over 120 countries, over 18 percent of students are international and contribute to the cultural diversity of the University’s community.

The Dean, Faculty of Education is part of the University’s senior leadership team and reports to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The successful candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader with the skills to advance the goals of the Faculty and to build on its strengths. The Dean must be deeply committed to creating an exceptional student experience, to preparing future educators, to supporting its teaching, research and service responsibilities, and to furthering its responsibilities with respect to Indigenous achievement and engagement. The Dean will continue to support and enhance its strong reputation in the community and continue to collaborate, advocate and build positive partnerships across the University, as well as locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

The Faculty of Education is recognized as a leader in education, a place for critical dialogue, inquiry, innovative teaching and research, and a community for educators to learn across their lifespan. The faculty offers a robust suite of programs including undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate diplomas. It is the only institution in Manitoba to offer PhD programs and it supports a diverse community of learners with more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The ideal candidate shall hold a PhD in an education-related discipline or an EdD and be eligible for an appointment to the tenured senior ranks at the University. They will have a demonstrated distinguished record of successful research, academic, teaching, administrative and leadership experience. They should demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to Indigenous engagement, achievement, and to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. They should demonstrate success in equity, diversity and inclusion practices. Individuals should possess sound knowledge of the Canadian K-12 pedagogy and education systems. A familiarity with the opportunities and challenges of teaching and/or administration in the Manitoba education context would be valuable.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank or Jackie Nguyen at DeanEducationManitoba@kbrs.ca, or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

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. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).”

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