Dean of the Faculty of Law (in-progress)
University of Victoria
Faculty of Law
The University of Victoria (www.uvic.ca) 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 370 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Law
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) program
- Graduate Program in Law
- Areas of Specialty
- L.L.M. in Law and Society
- Ph.D. in Law and Society
- Federation of Law Societies of Canada
- Indigenous Bar Association
- The Canadian Bar Association
- The Law Society of British Columbia
- The Law Foundation of British Columbia
- Strategic Plan - A Vision for the Future: Building on Excellence
- Administrative Organization Chart
- UVic Facts and Reports
- UVic Annual Review
- Working at UVic
Student and Faculty Support
- Student Affairs
- University Calendar
- Welcome Centre
- Undergraduate Student Experience Virtual Tour
- Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
- Office of Indigenous Affairs
- Learning and Teaching Centre
- Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost
- Vice-President Academic and Provost Organizational Chart
- Academic Units
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Framework Agreement - governs the employment relationship between the University and its faculty members and librarians
- Professional Employees Association
- Agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees 951, 917, 4163 components 1, 2 and 3
- Office of Vice-President Research
- Research Policy
- Knowledge and Technology Transfer
- Research Centres and Organizations
- University Act
- Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Responsible for Multiculturalism
- Board of Governors
Institutional, Government and Community Relations
- Faculty Awards and Honours
- University of Victoria Faculty Association
- Human Resources
- The Ring - University's community newspaper
Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost
- To be determined
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, 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, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.