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Dean, Faculty of Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada, and the only university in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1st, 2019.

The work of the Faculty of Education is deeply rooted in Memorial’s special obligation to the people of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial University’s campuses are situated in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu and Inuit of the province. The Faculty of Education has a long-standing reputation that is built on providing outstanding programs focused on teaching and learning, continuous teacher education, and education research. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and diplomas, and serves a student population in excess of 1,250.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean, Faculty of Education will be responsible for all aspects of the Faculty’s operations, including budget and fund development. The Dean will be an effective advocate for the Faculty and will communicate its vision and goals to audiences within and beyond the University. As an educational leader, the Dean will embrace the Faculty’s commitment to attract and educate a student body that sees education as a way of enhancing the quality of life in their community, and is responsive to the needs of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada’s evolving education systems.

The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in education or a related field, and a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching and leadership combined with an understanding of education systems in Canada, particularly in Newfoundland and Labrador. Finally, the Dean must be highly collegial and collaborative, have excellent communications skills, and be able to inspire the education community, both within Memorial University and throughout Atlantic Canada.

Located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial is a public, multi-campus, comprehensive university with teaching and research programs of international distinction. Its consolidated budget exceeds $600M annually. Memorial has more than 18,000 students spread across four campuses and approximately 95,000 alumni around the world. As a respected employer of more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students, Memorial University provides an environment that fosters innovation and creativity.

Consideration of candidates will begin early February 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be directed, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at as should requests for the detailed candidate brief.

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of diverse sexuality and gender, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Memorial University 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 Tina Hickey at or 709-864-2548. For more information, see