Academic Dean

Academic Dean

This is an exciting leadership role that offers the unique opportunity to play a significant role in building and supporting a talented, committed body of faculty; to promote innovation and effective teaching and learning. 

Algoma University, established in Sault Ste. Marie in 1965, offers a wide range of degrees and certificates spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. The university has grown its presence within the province of Ontario through the development of campus locations in Brampton and Timmins. Algoma University, whose Sault Ste. Marie campus is located on the site of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School, has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous populations and other communities.

The Opportunity

The Academic Dean is a member of the University’s academic administration. S/he is appointed by the Board of Governors upon the recommendation of the Algoma University Senate. The Dean provides operational oversight of academic programming. The dean promotes the faculty, provides leadership to the faculty, and provides leadership in the University community. The ultimate goals of the office are: to build and support a talented, committed body of faculty; to promote innovation and effective teaching and learning; to assist academic units in the ongoing development and delivery of academic programming. The Academic Dean functions as Acting Vice-President Academic and Research in the absence of the VPAR. 


  • Earned doctorate, preferably in a discipline taught at Algoma University

  • At time of appointment, tenured status and Associate or Full Professor rank

Leadership Skills and Style: 

  • A proven track record in progressive leadership roles, excellent planning and relationship management skills

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster a collaborative environment across the campus community.

To view the job posting, please click here: Academic Dean Job Posting

To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume directly to outlining your interest, qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by Thursday September 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.

Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer.  The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  The successful candidate, as a condition of employment, will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check.