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Posting for Academic Dean

Academic Dean
St. Joseph’s College at The University of Alberta
Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.
St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Academic Dean. The
appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2017.
St. Joseph's College is a university community established in 1926 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton
and affiliated with the University of Alberta. Administered by the Congregation of the Priests of St. Basil (the Basilian
Fathers), the College is committed to engaging with and promoting the Church’s traditional openness to exploring
the unity of Faith and Reason. It also operates two residences that house 350 University of Alberta students of all
faiths and backgrounds. Finally, the College strives to help students live balanced and successful lives by promoting
the development of the spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional dimensions of human thriving.
The academic wing of the College, which functions akin to a Department in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts,
has eight full-time faculty engaged in teaching and research. Annually, University of Alberta students occupy close to
2000 seats in various courses offered by the College for credit toward a broad range of the University’s degree
programs. Transformative and engaged learning opportunities offered by the College for University of Alberta credit
are becoming increasingly popular and are a major focus of current fundraising efforts.
The Academic Dean is a senior officer of the College reporting to its President. She or he directs the academic affairs
of the College, its faculty, library and students, and those employed in connection with this work.
She or he will understand and respect the Catholic character and intellectual tradition of the College. She or he will
be committed to maintaining and further developing a postsecondary institution that provides expertise in the
domains of the Humanities and Social Sciences, broadly defined, consistent with the identity and mission of the
College. The Dean is involved in, assists with and encourages faculty members’ scholarship in their respective
The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate and be at the level of Senior Associate or Full Professor.
A strong record of collegial academic and administrative leadership within their field is preferred.
Consideration of candidates will begin in March of 2017.
How to Apply
Applications may be sent in confidence by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
St. Joseph’s College offers a comprehensive benefits package. Remuneration will commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

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