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Dean, Werklund School of Education

University of Calgary

Job Title: Dean, Werklund School of Education
Job Location: Calgary , Alberta
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Deans, directors, registrar
Date Posted: 2018-10-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Dean, Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research intensive universities, with over 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 14 faculties, over 1,800 academic staff, and over 3,200 non-academic staff across five campuses.

The Werklund School of Education has become known as a change leader in Education. We offer research- informed and active on-campus, online and community-based graduate and undergraduate programs, conduct purposeful research, and enable community-engaged knowledge exchange. With over 2,500 students, 28,000 alumni in 77 countries and 160 academic and support staff, we lead and advance research and theory that influences educational policy and professional practice for current and future generations.

We have developed local, national and international networks with our strategic partners that have expanded our research capabilities, strengthened student experience and broadened our understanding of our communities. We embrace diversity through our inquiry-based teacher education program that focuses on inclusive education while demonstrating our emphasis on indigenizing and internationalizing across the Werklund School of Education.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean leads the strategic direction of the Werklund School to ensure program and academic excellence, effectively deploy resources and inspire colleagues. A high-profile community leader and passionate advocate, the Dean builds relationships with government, corporate leaders, school boards, partners, and donors. The Dean also promotes academic and research activities and a participatory culture through collaboration, interdisciplinary and innovation between colleagues and with our partners in education.

Through our Eyes High vision we have fundamentally transformed the University of Calgary. We have raised our global profile, enhanced the quality of undergraduate and graduate education, promoted innovation and excellence in scholarly activity, and provided significant returns to the community and economy both locally and beyond. Eyes High 2017-2022 will leverage our momentum and aspirations to be recognized as a top 5 research university in Canada, with a strong focus on student experience, campus culture and entrepreneurial thinking.

Recently ranked the 4th most liveable city in the world by The Economist, and possessing one of the youngest populations of major cities in Canada, Calgary is home to the University of Calgary, world-class attractions, sporting amenities and public infrastructure that support healthy lifestyles. Calgary is a city of leaders—in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism with the highest concentration of entrepreneurs and Canadian head offices in Canada. Situated in the sunny foothills of Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a major urban centre surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment.

Consistently rated by the United Nations as the world’s best country to live in, Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area and is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. The 10th largest advanced economy in the world, relying upon its abundant natural resources and sophisticated international trade networks, Canada ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate is a visionary, collaborative leader and distinguished scholar with a notable track record in teaching, research excellence and community engagement.

The successful candidate will have a PhD, EdD or equivalent professional qualification with academic experience commensurate with an appointment With Tenure at the rank of Professor, and extensive practical and administrative experience including experience in donor engagement and fund development.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. The salary range for this position is $167,000 to $284,000 per annum and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.

To explore this opportunity contact Janet Soles and Associates at or forward your CV and related documents to

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at University of Calgary and at other institutions of higher education in the region on or or

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Janet Soles and Associates Executive Search as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Janet Soles and Associates Executive Search
Calgary , Alberta T2N 3P7

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