DEAN, FACULTY OF ARTS
For 47 years Thompson Rivers University has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a
variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various stages of their learning journey. TRU is a
comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and
international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and
scholarship. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 oncampus
programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. More than 27,000 students study on campuses
in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. Research,
creation and innovation thrive in TRU’s open, flexible learning environment.
The Faculty of Arts has a strong reputation for teaching informed by scholarship and actively promoting
undergraduate student research. With over 110 full-time and sessional faculty across 7 departments and programs,
the Faculty is diverse in its scope and range of program offerings that range from certificates and diplomas through
to undergraduate degrees. Skills developed in the classroom, in the field or in the community, at home or abroad,
prepare students for future success in the workplace, in graduate studies, or studying within a professional school.
As the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President
Academic for providing dynamic and visionary leadership in the articulation and implementation of the Faculty’s
evolving strategic plan for professional and career development, education, scholarship and outreach in alignment
with TRU’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. As an accomplished teacher, researcher or practitioner, the Dean
will possess an open, transparent, and collegial style of leadership, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues to
plan the Faculty’s future, as well as champion the value of Arts programs within TRU and beyond.
The successful candidate for this key leadership position will have an outstanding academic record, a strong and
deep appreciation for research, teaching and service and demonstrated experience as an inspirational leader,
communicator and mentor. A PhD, or equivalent, in a related discipline and a strong understanding of the
intellectual diversity across the spectrum of disciplines within the Faculty is essential.
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those
who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not
limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual
orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, only
applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be considered.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in a leadership role at one of Canada’s most innovative
universities. To apply or learn more, please contact either Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart at 604.926.0005 or
forward your application package (current CV, a letter of introduction and a list of three references) in confidence to
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