Search: Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria

Search: Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən 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.


Located on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s beautiful West coast, the University of Victoria (UVic) is a leading research-intensive institution with internationally recognized research strengths that include climate and sustainability, health and wellness, Indigenous-led scholarship, and social justice and equity.

A leader in Indigenous Education and Resurgence, the Faculty of Education is home to over 200 graduate and 800 undergraduate students.Through its departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies, Indigenous Education, and the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, the Faculty embodies engagement through its commitment and involvement in diverse local and global communities of educational practice and research.


Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership to the Faculty of Education. The Dean will be an innovative and creative thinker with a vision of how to harness opportunities and respond to challenges facing the Faculty. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean works in collaboration with academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, and other key stakeholders to implement and to proactively advance UVic’s Strategic Plan and objectives.

The successful candidate brings an internationally recognized track record as a researcher and educator, with 3 to 5 years of experience in an academic leadership role; such as department chair, associate dean, dean and/or equivalent experience in the post-secondary sector. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment as Full Professor in the Faculty of Education.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, this position will be treated as a preferential hire. Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify in their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information for applicants can be found here: UVic Additional Details

To submit your CV and letter of introduction for consideration, please visit For more information, please contact Mackenzie Jones or Alex Verdecchia at  McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office. We will respond to all who express interest.