Dean, Faculty of Education

Ontario Tech University Posted: January 18th, 2020
Expires: February 17th, 2020


Ontario Tech University invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education, with the appointment to be effective July 2020.

With two campuses in Oshawa at the eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario Tech University provides more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs that are technology-enriched and responsive to the needs of students and the evolving workplace. 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 2,200 faculty and staff combine with more than 90 specialized high-tech research laboratories and facilities. Committed to attracting leading scholars and stimulating their success, the University works with over 300 industry partners to form a culture of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Founded in technology, the sciences, and professional practice, the University will continue its already substantial growth with the development of an additional 190 acres in Oshawa to create an even more innovative mixed-use, vibrant community hub. More information about the University is available at

Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Education offers cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate, and graduate diploma programs with a fully online component designed to develop future educators, leaders, and specialists in teaching, learning, and technology. Its vibrant community of faculty, researchers, professionals, and students support evidence-based, technology-enhanced research and life-long learning within a caring environment that is highly attuned to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Faculty prides itself on the use of innovative classroom technology, impactful research, and the education of thoughtful, well-informed, and socially responsible educational leaders. The Faculty has 80 full and part-time faculty and staff and over 600 students, 25% at the graduate level. Additional information can be found at

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic as part of the University’s leadership team, the Dean of Education provides strategic direction, academic planning leadership, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in education, research, and service. Responsible for all academic, administrative, and external activities of the Faculty, the Dean will work collaboratively and effectively with administrators, faculty, and staff to develop, implement, and adapt ideas and visions as the Faculty moves forward in meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the education community. The Dean will work collaboratively and engage with a variety of internal and external partners to further the vision, mission, and goals of the Faculty of Education.

The Dean of the Faculty of Education will be a respected and innovative educator with academic qualifications and research achievements relevant to the academic mission of the Faculty, administrative experience, knowledge of educational policy and the professional environment, and the skill to build strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including school boards, government, and other Faculties of Education. A strategic thinker, life-long learner, and excellent communicator who values diversity, the new Dean will facilitate and enhance the endeavours of the Faculty and the University through an open and collegial style, dynamic and creative leadership, outstanding management skills, and a flexible approach to problem solving. Experience building collaborative teams and working with a diverse range of internal and external partners will be important assets in this role.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate.

The search committee will begin to consider potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and may be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s search consultant:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.