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									                     Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
        Brock University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty
of Graduate Studies.
        Working closely with the Provost; Vice President, Research; and the Deans of the
Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics and
Science, and Social Sciences, the Dean of Graduate Studies will support the development of
new and dynamic graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level. The continued
expansion and diversification of graduate programming at the university is critical to Brock’s
recognition as a research-intensive university offering master’s and doctoral training of the
highest calibre. Increased interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary programming, along with
collaborative programs within the university and with external partners, is a high priority. The
Dean is expected to provide opportunities for graduate students in the areas of leadership
skill development, innovation and community outreach.
        The Dean will ensure the quality of current graduate programs as required within
Brock University and will oversee the approval process for new programs within the university
and at the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies. Brock currently has 39 graduate programs.
The Dean will represent Brock University in organizations promoting graduate studies at the
provincial level (Ontario Council of Graduate Studies) and the national level (Canadian
Association of Graduate Studies).
        The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is expected to be an established scholar
with experience in the operation of graduate programs and will possess the academic
leadership to mobilize and support the diverse graduate programs within the university. The
ideal candidate will possess outstanding organizational, interpersonal, communication, and
team-building skills to meet the needs of a growing and dynamic graduate program
environment at Brock University.
        The appointment, for an initial five-year term, ideally will begin on July 1, 2011.
Consideration of candidates will begin early January 2011. Please include with the application
a full curriculum vitae, a statement of interest in the position, and the names and contact
information of three referees. Please submit applications or nominations, in confidence, to:

Dr. Murray Knuttila
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON Canada L2S 3A1
T 905 688 5550 x4121

        Located at the centre of Canada’s beautiful Niagara Peninsula in St. Catharines,
Ontario, Brock University is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of
a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The university offers strong undergraduate, graduate and
interdisciplinary programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to
more than 17,000 students. Brock celebrates the success of its 73,000-plus alumni, who enjoy
one of the highest employment rates among graduates from Ontario’s universities.
        Brock University is actively committed to diversity and to the principles of employment
equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples,
members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority.

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