Dean, Faculty of Education

Dean, Faculty of Education

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC

Ranked as one of Canada’s top universities, and with a vision to be Canada’s engaged university, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver - and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

The SFU community includes approximately 30,000 undergraduate students, 5,000 graduate students, and 3,000 faculty and staff, and is supported by an operating budget in excess of $750M. SFU is consistently ranked among Canada’s top 15 research universities by leading university ranking organizations and has been ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the number one comprehensive university in Canada for over a decade. The Faculty of Education is a leader on the global stage ranked in the top 100 in the world in Times Higher Education.

The Faculty is committed to advancing the field of education through cutting-edge research and pedagogy, innovative curriculum, scholarly excellence and inquiry, and community engagement. With a broad reach of program delivery across the province and a leading teacher education program, the Faculty is committed to Indigeneity, ethical practice, equity, social justice, and diversity.

An exciting opportunity exists for a new Dean to further the Faculty of Education to even greater heights, both provincially and nationally. Reporting to the Provost and VicePresident, Academic, and working in collaboration with the Associate Deans, the Dean provides leadership to the Faculty, including long-term strategic planning, commitment to student success, research, academic development, advancement, and the management of financial, administrative and human resources. The Dean plays a major role in linking the Faculty with the education community and external stakeholders.

The Dean will bring a successful track record as an experienced leader, respected in the academic and professional fields of education, with recognized personal integrity, proven skills in administration and fiscal management, and the ability to articulate a compelling, collective vision. Through exceptional people skills, an inclusive approach and respect for diversity, inclusion, decolonization and reconciliation, the Dean is a proven relationshipand community-builder. A demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment consistent with appointment to full professor at SFU is required.

For more information on this exceptional academic leadership opportunity at one of Canada’s leading universities, please contact our search consultants, Danielle Conn, Khaleeda Jamal or Brent Cameron of Boyden, at +1 (604) 685-0261. To apply for this position, please email: or click apply.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.