Job Opportunity – Dean, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the

Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s 27,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic Edge — the potent fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact, altogether in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

The Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD) is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of faculty, staff and students. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate programs in seven different disciplines: Child and Youth Care, Health Information Science, Indigenous Governance, Nursing, Public Administration, Public Health and Social Policy and Social Work. The HSD faculty honours and appreciates its working relationship with local Indigenous nations. Flexible distance education and robust student support programs and practicums, co-op placements and field experiences provide platforms for students to make a real impact in their communities, even before graduation. To learn more about the Faculty please visit:

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and respected scholar in both teaching and research and will have demonstrated success in academic administration. Outstanding communication skills, a collaborative approach and the capacity to engage in robust fundraising and developing external relations are critical for success, along with a commitment to advancing UVic’s vision of integrating outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement.

A deep commitment to decolonization and to being socially and culturally aware and responsive in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty are important, as is the ability to foster an environment that supports well-being and safety for students, faculty and staff.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. To read our full equity statement, please see:

This is an exciting opportunity to engage in a leadership role at the University of Victoria. To learn more, please call Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at 604.926.0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and names and contact information of three references in confidence to: We will respond to all who apply.