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Dean, Faculty of Engineering

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering is the oldest engineering school in Western Canada, with over 10,000 graduates. The Faculty is widely known for its diverse and comprehensive array of graduate and undergraduate programs accredited by CEAB, and is well-recognized nationally and internationally for its research achievements and innovative programs, such as the Engineering Access Program (ENGAP), the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program and the Internationally Educated Engineering Qualifications Program (IEEQ) The Faculty generates approximately $14 million each year in external research funding from public, private and government organizations, and is home to seven Canada Research Chairs and three Industrial Research Chairs sponsored by NSERC and private industry. The Faculty promotes and stimulates excellence in research and teaching by fostering a collaborative environment for faculty, staff and students, and through enabling partnerships with international universities and major industry leaders. The success of the Faculty is predicated on the success of its graduates, their diversity and the strong support garnered from alumni and the community. For more information about the Faculty of Engineering, visit http://umanitoba.ca/engineering/.

The University is seeking a new leader to bring innovative leadership to the Faculty, at a time when faculty, staff and students are keen to reach even greater levels of excellence. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering will be a strong scholar appointable at a senior professorial rank, who will have a broad understanding of, and appreciation for the range of scholarship within the Faculty. The Dean will effectively manage resources, oversee academic administration, program development and experiential learning opportunities, and encourage world-leading research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

As an advocate for the Faculty, the Dean will promote scholarly excellence and pedagogical innovation, nurture mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and provide sound strategic advice on academic issues affecting the University. The Dean will be an engaging leader who will encourage collegiality and collaboration across other faculties and colleges, promote interdisciplinary initiatives, and empower the highly productive and committed group of faculty, staff and students that can be found in the Faculty of Engineering. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of consultative and decisive leadership, be an excellent communicator and motivator and a champion for matters of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. For more information please read the candidate brief: https://bit.ly/2RplKHH

Recognized as Western Canada’s first university, and located in the City of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba is a place where students come to learn and be inspired. The University, home to approximately 30,000 students, 5,400 academic staff and 3,950 support staff, offers a strong foundation in liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. As Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral institution and as a member of the U15 group of Research Universities, the University dominates the Manitoba research landscape and ranks among Canada’s most research-intensive universities, with an allocation of 46 Canada Research Chairs. Over $2.4 billion in annual economic activity in the province is attributable to the University of Manitoba, making it one of the most important contributors to the province’s prosperity.

University of Manitoba campuses are located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University is honoured to have been chosen to host The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which provides access for all to its innovative and progressive archive to foster reconciliation. The University of Manitoba is committed to Indigenous achievement and to making Manitoba a centre of excellence for Indigenous education and research.

For more information on the University of Manitoba, an institution that is taking its place on the world stage, visit http://umanitoba.ca/.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).”

Consideration of candidates will begin in January 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications or expressions of interest should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Krutika Hotwani at engineeringmanitoba@odgersberndtson.com.