Dean of Arts
Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University has earned a reputation as Canada’s top primarily undergraduate university, offering degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music. As part of the Maple League, Mount Allison is committed to outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, collaborating closely with students, and creating unique opportunities to contribute to communities at home and around the world. The University is characterized by a unique sense of community, providing a rich and intimate learning environment for students and a highly engaging climate for faculty and staff. The idyllic campus is situated in the historic town of Sackville, NB, just 25 minutes outside of Moncton, NB. Students from more than 50 countries make up a diverse, creative, and talented student body of approximately 2,200 students.
Now, Mount Allison is seeking an innovative, energetic, and highly collaborative leader to lead a 21st century Faculty of Arts by strengthening established programs and by leading, enabling, and supporting the development of unique interdisciplinary programming.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, and working and consulting with internal and external stakeholders, the Dean of Arts is responsible for developing and executing a vision for the Faculty of Arts. The Dean of Arts will provide leadership to the administration of Faculty academic programs and budgets, mentor and evaluate colleagues and staff, and serve on key University committees. The Dean of Arts will collaborate with a diverse and engaged group of colleagues and students in a variety of disciplines, ranging from women’s and gender studies to fine arts to classics, and guide the arts and humanities at Mount Allison into the future.
As the ideal candidate, you bring a strong record of teaching, research, scholarship and administrative leadership experience in the Arts, in addition to a doctoral or relevant terminal degree in your discipline. You are an excellent communicator with a collegial leadership style who invites and authentically listens to diverse perspectives in order to build consensus. You are known for your creative, entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented approach. You are a leader with high integrity and you demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that you do. You believe deeply in the value of an arts education and you see the incredible opportunities for Arts, Humanities, and Fine Arts programs in today’s shifting global social, economic and political climate.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
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