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Dean of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation – University of Alberta

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta (U of A) is one of Canada’s top teaching and research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for excellence. Home to more than 40,000 students from 156 countries, the University attracts over $500 million in annual research funding.

One of the premier faculties of its kind, the U of A’s Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation (KSR) is ranked among the top ten in the world by the QS World University Rankings for strength in teaching and research in sports-related subjects. With 40 faculty members and 16 athletic coaches, the Faculty is home to over 1000 undergraduate and 140 graduate students, and more than 450 student-athletes. KSR is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of communities through interdisciplinary research, and outstanding teaching and educational opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation. For more information on the Faculty, visit

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the Faculty, and a member of the University’s academic leadership team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), the Dean is accountable for the Faculty’s strategic vision, for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of its programs and operations, for championing fundraising efforts and outreach, and for enhancing the Faculty’s research profile. The ideal candidate will be a strong scholar with a PhD, appointable to the rank of Full Professor, and will have significant administrative experience earned in a complex environment.  In addition, the Dean must be highly collegial and collaborative, have superb communications skills, bring excellent networks (nationally and internationally), and have a strong orientation to relationship building, both inside the university and externally.

The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in late fall 2019, with the new Dean to take office in the summer 2020. Nominations and applications should be submitted to

This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary, a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at, and additional negotiated benefits applicable to the position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit.  The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.