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Dean, Faculty of Health, YORK UNIVERSITY

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: January 01, 2016  12:00:00 am

York University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Health.


Established in 1959 and now the 3rd largest university in Canada with 52,000 students, 5,190 international students from 171 countries, and 7,000 faculty and staff members,  York University has two campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and will be adding a new state-of-the-art campus to its existing network. As a globally-recognized research centre committed to academic excellence, the University is fully engaged in critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global challenges. The University,

home to 11 Faculties, 24 research centres, and possessing partnerships with 280 universities worldwide, is also recognized for its commitment to collegial self-governance, social justice, equity, access, and diversity.


Since its inception in 2006, the Faculty of Health has achieved tremendous success. The Faculty has undergone major enrolment growth and is now home to over 10,000 students. Through impactful research, its community, public and private sector partnerships, and by graduating over 2000 students each year from its academic programs, the Faculty is able to realize its compelling vision of ‘keeping more people healthier longer’. Offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs spanning Psychology, Kinesiology & Health Science, Nursing, Health Policy & Management, Critical Disability Studies, and Global Health, the Faculty is committed to teaching and learning excellence.  Its professors are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in their fields, and the Faculty is engaged in five major research centres: LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, Muscle Health Research Centre, Centre for Aging Research and Education, Centre for Vision Research, and York institute for Health Research. The Faculty is currently engaged in a planning exercise to complete its five-year 2015-2020 Academic Plan entitled ‘Health@2020’. For more information on the Faculty’s strategic planning initiatives, visit, and for further information about the Faculty, visit


Reporting to the Vice-President Academic & Provost, the Dean of Health is the senior officer of the Faculty and a member of the university’s senior leadership team. Responsible for all aspects of its operations, including budget and funds development, the new Dean will maintain and enhance strong and productive partnerships with external constituencies—including federal and provincial governments, industry, other universities, and community groups—and will work in partnership with this outstanding Faculty to achieve even greater levels of excellence. The successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, have a proven track record of successful leadership in a university setting, and a deep commitment to excellence in research and teaching. He/she must be a motivated team player, a highly collaborative colleague, and should be drawn to the idea of working with the York University community as it continues to make its mark. This appointment, which is renewable, is for five years and is expected to commence July 1, 2016 or as mutually agreed.


The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community.  The Affirmative Action Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Consideration of candidates will begin in January 2016. Inquiries or applications should be directed in confidence to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at

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