Position open: Associate Dean, Academic

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Academic. This is a three-year, renewable, term position with a 30% time commitment. 

The Associate Dean will be responsible for providing academic leadership in:

  • Academic decision-making and support, and handling requests for exceptions to policy in areas including but not limited to graduate admissions, student progress, doctoral examination processes, supervisory committee membership, and thesis-related issues. 
  • Chairing the Graduate Academic Policy Committee and overseeing the development and alteration of the Faculty’s policies.
  • Responsibility within the dean’s office of the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP), ensuring effective governance and support of students in the program.
  • Additional responsibilities as required.

Candidates should be tenured UBC faculty members with accomplished experience and interest in graduate education, preferably, as a graduate program director. An administrative stipend and funding for either teaching release or research support will be provided.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dean Susan Porter (susan.porter@ubc.ca), and interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter, including a summary of relevant experience to Virginia Hourihane, G+PS Executive Assistant, at grad.execasst@ubc.ca

A review of applications will begin the week of July 22, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.