Trinity Western University
Dean, Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences
As Canada’s largest Christian university with an annual enrolment of 5,000, Trinity Western University is dedicated to equipping students to find and fulfill their purpose in life. Focusing on the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies, TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and classroom engagement in a vibrant faith community devoted to supporting godly leaders who seek to have a transformational impact on culture. Graduate and undergraduate programs include business administration, leadership, nursing, counselling psychology, education, biology, communications, interdisciplinary humanities, computing science, art + design, theology, and more. Students acquire the critical thinking skills, expertise, professional abilities, and character qualities essential for today’s global marketplace. TWU also offers continuing education and leadership development through its certificate and online learning programs. Additionally, TWU’s adult degree completion program is the most flexible and practical degree completion program in Canada.
As a member of the Deans’ Council, the Dean, Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences (FNAS) serves as a senior academic leader of the University and advisor to the Provost and will responsibly represent and implement the academic and administrative policies and decisions of the University internally and externally. The Dean, FNAS will demonstrate wise, strategic, and collaborative management of the curricular, pedagogical and scholarly gifts of the faculty and students. The Dean provides visionary leadership in alignment with the vision and strategic direction of the University and builds effective external relationships that advance the interests of the University.
The Dean, Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences must be capable of fostering an academic culture and program mix that deliver market-relevant, high-quality, student-focused learning experiences. The Dean will oversee the work of chairs, directors and/or Assistant or Associate Deans as well as staff in FNAS and provide effective mentoring of faculty in their professional development, the craft of teaching, the integration of faith and learning, and the advancement of scholarly pursuits, including being a national leader in Christian scholarship in the fields represented in FNAS.
The Dean, Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences will be a dynamic and transformational servant leader of outstanding Christian character who is an effective ambassador of the mission, vision, and values of Trinity Western University. Possessing emotional and cultural intelligence, entrepreneurial ambition, financial and managerial acumen, and theological insight, the Dean is able to work in a highly collaborative manner that values diversity in people and ideas. Capable of managing the day-to-day operations of FNAS with a view to ensuring thriving programs, they possess the commitment, personal characteristics, insights and abilities of an effective administrative and organizational leader.
The targeted salary range for this position is $140,000 – 150,000 annually, supplemented
by a competitive total benefits package.