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Dean, Edwards School of Business

With annual research revenue of almost $200-million, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) excels in a broad range of disciplines, from health sciences and engineering to agriculture, telecommunications and space science. We are the only Canadian University to house six life science colleges including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Dentistry and Kinesiology, and we’re right at home among the U15, Canada’s research intensive universities. The U of S is home to more than 20,000 students from around the world who work alongside 7,000 distinguished faculty and staff. Saskatchewan is known for entrepreneurs, and the Edwards School of Business plays a key role in preparing the next generation of leaders for our campus and our country. Visit www.usask.ca.

Buoyed by economic prosperity, the province of Saskatchewan has seen growth and renewal across all facets of the community. The N. Murray Edwards School of Business (Edwards) is a shining example of Saskatchewan’s culture of renewal and optimism. Forty seven percent of Edwards’ 51 tenure track faculty has been hired since 2009, providing the School of Business with an optimal mix of junior and senior academic talent. The renewal has created a vibrant academic environment resulting in ever greater achievements along our academic pillars of excellence in research and teaching. Edwards faculty have published 15 manuscripts in FT-45 research publications in the past 5 years while maintaining the School’s strong commitment to students as evidenced by 12 university wide teaching awards won by Edwards’ faculty over the past 5 years.  Edwards offers leading undergraduate and graduate programs, certificate programs, co-operative education opportunities, and research centres designed to assist faculty and students with their scholarly work.  For more information about Edwards, visit www.edwards.usask.ca.

The Dean of Edwards School of Business has the opportunity to develop and implement a vision for the School and ensure the academic quality and integrity of the School through their leadership.  Major responsibilities include: advocating and promoting best practices in research, teaching, outreach and engagement; promoting positive relations internally and externally; attracting financial resources; and identifying and pursuing opportunities to support and enhance the long-term growth of the School.  The new Dean will have a relevant advanced degree, outstanding leadership experience in an academic or professional environment, and a strong research record or appropriate record of professional practice.  Demonstrated success in developing a vision and leading people to achieve exemplary performance and outcomes is desirable.

Consideration of candidates will begin September 22, 2015, with the new Dean to take office at a mutually agreed date. To ensure consideration, written nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be directed by that date, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at usaskedwards@odgersberndtson.ca

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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