University of Victoria
Dean, Faculty of Law

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 co-op education and is widely recognized for its innovative and responsive programs, interdisciplinary and international initiatives, 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.

The Faculty of Law, which was established in 1974, currently has a student complement of approximately 330 JD students, 40 graduate students and 28 Faculty members housed in a modern building with a first-class library. The Faculty prides itself on attracting students from across the country to participate in a legal education program that is highly student-centred and characterized by a uniquely supportive learning environment. While providing a well-rounded legal education, the Faculty is recognized for its strengths in legal theory, social justice, legal skills, clinical legal education, environmental law, co-op education and international learning opportunities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the new Dean of the Faculty of Law will be a distinguished academic with a passion for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates will possess a demonstrated record of achievement in academic administration, communication, collaborative leadership and a willingness to engage in robust fundraising and alumni relations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide a collegial, innovative Faculty through the development and implementation of a new strategic plan, a fundamental curriculum and pedagogical review and explore opportunities for new programs.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a leadership role in one of Canada's most innovative universities.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: 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.

Should you want to learn more please call Natasha Knight or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to

Posted 10/25/12