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This is an exciting time in the continuing development of Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The University is a member of the Research University Council of British Columbia, and the integration of research, creative practice, and innovation into teaching and learning in over 40 degree options and 50 diploma and certificate programs is a priority. With Masters degree programs in Business Administration, Education, and Environmental Science, TRU continues to build strength in a number of research areas.  Currently TRU has an on-campus student population of over 14,500 and enrolls a further 11,100 students in open and distance education with courses and programs through its Open Learning division. The campus is now home to award winning architecture, a vibrant, culturally diverse student population, and Canada’s first new Law School in over thirty years.   

TRU’s School of Nursing has a rich history in providing nursing education in BC.  With approximately 60 full-time and sessional faculty across its two sites in Kamloops and Williams Lake, the School of Nursing has a strong commitment to student learning.  With more than 350 students, the School offers a variety of health care career options including Health Care Assistant, Continuing Nurse Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  A Masters in Nursing (MN) has been planned and is currently under development.  With the goal of providing outstanding patient-centred care in an integrated healthcare environment, the School of Nursing works to promote community based partnerships and outreach. 

The Dean is responsible to the Provost & Vice-President Academic for the supervision and administration of all activities of the School.  The successful candidate will be a transformative leader who brings strong academic qualifications, a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and research, and an understanding of fundraising and external relations.  An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field is required.

This is an exciting opportunity to live in Kamloops, a community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities, and to make a mark on a university that is evolving and growing. 

Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Danielle Conn or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three references in confidence to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.  Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.

Posted April 2013