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Dean of Arts

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick recognizes and respectfully acknowledges that the University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The lands of Wabanaki people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship, and mutual respect between equal nations.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is among Canada’s top comprehensive universities. Its rich history of leading discovery and innovation stems from its entrepreneurial thinking, which has been unlocking creative potential since 1785. The unique nature of UNB’s world-class programs attracts students from over 100 countries. UNB is named among Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2021 and is consistently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.

The Faculty of Arts is an innovative and diverse faculty with degree programs at the undergraduate (32) and graduate (11) level in departments specializing in the humanities (including classics, culture and media studies, English, French, history, and philosophy), the social sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology), and interdisciplinary programs like gender and women’s studies, film studies, international development studies, and law in society.

As Dean of Arts, you will be responsible for the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, providing strategic and effective leadership for students, faculty, the University and the arts community. Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, you will contribute to the development of the Faculty’s academic programs, teaching and research, promoting a student-centred approach, teamwork and engagement across departments. Reporting to the Vice President Academic (Fredericton) and working closely with the President and Vice-Chancellor, decanal colleagues and other members of the University’s senior management team, you will be a champion of the UNB Toward 2030 Strategic Plan and the University’s drive to turn ideas into action.

As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished teacher and researcher, an exceptional communicator, and an enthusiastic promoter of the value of education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences within the University of New Brunswick and beyond. An experienced administrator, you will foster a collegial and collaborative environment and will be a confident contributor to the University’s senior leadership. You are a strategic thinker with the ability to identify, define and deliver on short and long-term goals. You have exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong record of building relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders. Your peers and staff describe you as balanced, empathetic, authentic, approachable, transparent, engaging, humble, trusted, and team oriented. You are a skilled communicator who encourages, inspires and mentors individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. You have a strong sense of personal and professional ethics and practise integrity in all that you do.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within their community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that they serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help achieve these goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

To apply click here: or for further information, please contact Kathy Rahme and Collin Ritch at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted and priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.