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Dean, School of nursing

Memorial University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Nursing.

Founded in 1925, Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. With teaching and learning facilities across Newfoundland and Labrador and abroad, and a leadership presence in distance education, Memorial’s community comprises almost 19,000 students, 1,100 full-time faculty, and 2,500 staff. For more information about this dynamic institution, visit

Memorial’s School of Nursing, since its inception in 1966, has been committed to the highest quality for its educational programs. A climate of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking is encouraged within the School, and the September 2013 launch of a new PhD program reinforces the School’s commitment to high quality scholarship. The School is recognized for its ability to produce exceptional graduates who are in demand throughout the country. The current complement of 35 faculty and 16 staff empower a community of 299 undergraduate and 123 graduate students to respond to the challenges in their local and global environments. For more information, visit

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and as a senior member of the University’s leadership team, the Dean oversees the continued success of the School. Among other responsibilities, the Dean—who possesses a doctoral degree and an exemplary background of teaching, research, and service—provides visionary leadership, promotes academic excellence and research productivity, and is an effective ambassador for the field of Nursing. S/he will have solid administrative experience, acquired preferably in a complex academic organization, and will—while in the role—enhance the School’s culture of distinction and commitment to high standards.

Consideration of candidates begins January 2014. Inquiries or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

posted february 2014