Dean, Faculty of Education

Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) is a multi-campus university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and highly personalized educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving a well-earned reputation for undergraduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range of more than 100 academic programs. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, the Laurier experience is truly transformative, an ethos that is offered in Laurier’s intention to inspire lives of leadership and purpose. The Faculty of Education was established in 2007 and recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary – it comprises a B.Ed. program in two divisions, a Master of Education program, a minor in education featuring innovative courses that routinely have waiting lists, and an innovative Mental Health in the Classroom certificate. Maclean’s ranked the Faculty at 13th in the country in 2017 and the Faculty reported a placement rate between 95 to 97 per cent for graduates in 2016. In collaboration with community partners, the Faculty of Education prides itself in preparing educational leaders who inspire lives through learning.

Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President: Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Education is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the Faculty, ensuring the Faculty’s research, teaching, service, and learning programs align with the University’s strategic direction, Strategic Academic Plan, Strategic Research Plan, and fulfilling the University’s objectives as outlined in the Strategic Mandate Agreement. The Dean will serve as an advocate for students and faculty as well as an ambassador for the Faculty with external partners, including other academic institutions, industry, and government.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a scholarship/research track record consistent with the level of Professor and possess a doctoral degree in an education-related discipline. You have demonstrated a record of successful academic administrative and leadership experience preferably in units or programs in teacher education. You are familiar with the issues and challenges of teaching and/or administrative positions within K-12 schools. You understand and are committed to conceptual frameworks similar to the Professional Development Schools (PDS) model – oriented towards practice-based, reflective modes of inquiry and progressive teaching and learning models.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Anna Stuart or Jackie Nguyen at 1.866.822.6022 or If you already know that this is the right position for you, apply directly at

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility in Human Resources at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact KBRS via