Dean of the Faculty of Humanities — University of Victoria

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The University of Victoria ( is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating an extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. The University has earned a reputation for its commitment to research, scholarship and experiential learning and is widely recognized for its innovative and responsive programs, interdisciplinary and international initiatives, a broad based co-op program and a diverse and welcoming learning community. With over 20,000 students and nearly 5,000 faculty and staff, the University of Victoria has established an exceedingly collegial leadership culture with a tangible esprit de corps across campus.

One of the largest and most vibrant Faculties at the University, the Faculty of Humanities is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of people. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate programs in: English, French, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Greek and Roman Studies, Hispanic and Italian Studies, History, Linguistics, Pacific and Asian Studies, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies. The Faculty also offers a number of interdisciplinary programs and programs in Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies and Religious Studies. To learn more about the Faculty please visit:

The new Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, who reports to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, will have a PhD, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria and be eligible for an appointment at the rank of full professor in an academic unit of the Faculty. She/he must demonstrate a long-standing and deep engagement with the broad subject matters, which traditionally comprise a Humanities faculty and will bring a demonstrated record of achievement in academic administration, communication, collaborative leadership and a willingness to engage in robust fundraising and external relations.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a leadership role in one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Should you want to learn more please call Maureen Geldart, Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to

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