Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Lakehead University, recently recognized in the Top 100 of Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, is an innovative comprehensive university that provides an education that is about how to think, not what to think. Closely tied to its enterprising spirit is a deep connection to place. Lakehead is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves, developing a broader understanding of societal issues, and inspiring action for thoughtful, positive change. The Faculty of Engineering offers innovative programs focused on preparing engineering students for the technological challenges we face domestically and globally. Lakehead Engineering graduates are recognized for their strong theoretical skills as well as their practical training and understanding of the larger economic, environmental, ethical, and societal issues that impact the engineering profession. The learner-centered approach draws on faculty research expertise and a wealth of industrial experience to make the classroom experience engaging and relevant.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering is responsible for the overall leadership of the Faculty, both strategically and operationally. The Dean is responsible for developing unique, high-quality, transformational undergraduate and graduate teaching, learning, and research experiences that encourage critical thinking, and for supporting a unique pathway for college engineering technologists to complete an engineering degree through the transfer program. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering will also continue to expand direct entry and international enrollments, develop new graduate programs, expand existing and develop new partnership programs with partner institutions, and raise and strengthen the research profile of the Faculty. By focusing on teaching excellence, student-centered learning experiences, partnership programs and promoting research connectedness, the Dean will position the Faculty and the University more broadly in ways that meet the needs of students today, and into the future.

As the ideal candidate, you are a committed, innovative, and collaborative leader with experience in academic administration, ideally in a multi-campus setting. You are an engaging and inspiring visionary who will foster new approaches to cross-disciplinary curriculum development that provide students with opportunities to develop their scholarly expertise and engage in unique learning experiences. You have a distinguished record of teaching and research in the field of engineering, and you are a skilled communicator who builds long-term, sustainable relationships with regional, national, and international partners. You are an effective administrator, analyst, listener, and decision-maker with a passion for engineering. You are committed to making a significant contribution to the larger communities that the University serves through the Faculty’s programs, research, and the wide range of activities undertaken by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In all this, you will exemplify and promote the values of the Engineering profession.

If you are interested in this opportunity at an organization that is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. For more information, contact Katherine Frank or Emma Wach at ewach@kbrs.ca.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. The academic rank of the appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

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 in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to Emma Wach.

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