Dean, Faculty of Science

Dean, Faculty of Science

University of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The University of Victoria (UVic) is recognized as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and ranks among the world’s best higher education institutions. The over 21,000 students and 5,000 employees (including 900 faculty) benefit from the UVic Edge – the fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

UVic has innovative programs and strengths across the disciplines and professions, in areas including oceans and climate, matter and energy, society and health, genomics and proteomics, global change and sustainability, Indigenous studies and cultural studies, computational modelling and information processing, and fine and applied arts.

The Faculty of Science is home to six world-class units, including Biochemistry & Microbiology; Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Ocean Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy. With over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs, and 140 faculty, the Faculty prides itself on the exceptional education and research opportunities afforded its students.

The new Dean will bring a successful track record in significant administrative roles in a well-respected, research intensive university. The Dean will have an excellent record in research and teaching, which they will bring to bear in their leadership role in promoting excellence in both. A strategic thinker with the vision and insight to lead an exceptional Faculty of Science, the new Dean will bring strong interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative approach to academic administration. Candidates must have the academic and research credentials to merit an appointment at the rank of Professor at UVic.

International and interdisciplinary in its perspective, UVic is a diverse and welcoming learning community, located next to the Pacific Ocean in a setting known for its outstanding beauty and quality of life. To submit a nomination or to obtain further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Danielle Conn at Boyden at +1-604-685-0261 or the email below. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and related information in confidence to

Consistent with UVic’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking 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.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,
 First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
 members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
 persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
 persons who identify as women; and
 persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.


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Dean, Faculty of Science