Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Fri, 2016-10-14 15:25 -- manager

Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

The new Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be tasked with collaboratively articulating, and communicating the strategic vision for the Faculty, and promoting the value of social science and humanities, within UOIT and beyond.  Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will provide academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and to UOIT.  In addition, as a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean will work closely with faculty and academic administrators to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, collegiality and student centered learning and success within the Faculty, between faculties at UOIT and in the community.  The Dean will also lead the Faculty’s research, teaching and academic programming and continue its mission of promoting social justice through an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching.

As the ideal candidate, you have a distinguished academic reputation, a record of excellence in research and teaching and the ability to motivate and support faculty in these endeavors. You are also a committed leader with experience in administration.  Your ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of your approach and you effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders. A true champion of social science and humanities, you come to the role with a passion for these disciplines and their importance within an innovative and technology-enriched pedagogy and institution and within society generally. You are a strategic decision maker and are able to lead the Faculty with both vision and clarity as it builds on its many successes to date. As the ideal candidate, you have a PhD in a relevant discipline from a recognized university.  

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at UOIT offers leading-edge interdisciplinary programs and educational technologies while providing a transformational learning experience. Students develop a strong foundation in theories and practices of Social Science and Humanities in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment by internationally recognized scholars, innovative researchers and award-winning teachers. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities promotes social justice through an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching. Students are provided with an education that prepares them to lead and succeed in the evolving 21st-century workplace.

At the start of its second decade, UOIT has already become one of Ontario’s most innovative universities. A differentiated, technology-enriched research university, UOIT has a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Located in Oshawa and in close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, UOIT’s growth since its inception has been substantial, and the University is currently home to more than 10,000 students and 1,494 faculty and staff.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jocelyn Churchill at Jocelyn.Churchill@uoit.ca or 905-721-8668 ext. 3679. For more information see http://accessibility.uoit.ca/

 

To explore this exciting leadership opportunity with a full compensation and benefits package and a five-year renewable term, contact Stephanie Sykes or Kristin Hewlett at 1-866-822-6022 or apply online at http://www.kbrs.ca/Careers/11446