University of Alberta – Dean, School of Public Health

Dean, School of Public Health

University of Alberta


Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Location: 3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9


The University of Alberta invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, School of Public Health. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, beings July 1, 2018.  This is an exceptional opportunity to build upon a strong foundation and to provide leadership to a rapidly growing School positioned to meet demand for relevant research and highly trained leaders in public health.


Located in Edmonton, the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence. Home to more than 39,000 students from 147 countries and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University attracts nearly $480 million in sponsored research funding.


The School of Public Health is committed to advancing health through interdisciplinary inquiry and by working with partners in promoting health and wellness, protecting health, preventing disease and injury, and reducing health inequalities locally, nationally and globally. In 2006, the University of Alberta was the first Canadian institution to establish an accredited, free-standing school of public health. In the short time since its inception, the School has achieved accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the first school in Canada to have done so.


Home to 250 graduate students, 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and 114 administrative and research staff, the School is comprised of several research centres and offers  three graduate-level degree programs, including master of public health (MPH), master of science (MSc) and doctor of philosophy (PhD). In addition, the School offers professional development in the form of a Fellowship in Health System Improvement and a Professional Certificate in Public Health.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean is responsible for leading all aspects of the School’s operations, including budget and fund development, fostering an environment in which world-leading research and excellence in teaching and engaged scholarship flourish.


The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate, will be appointed to a continuing position at the rank of full Professor, and have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement as well as progressive and relevant experience providing outstanding senior academic and administrative leadership. As the leader of a diverse, growing School, the Dean must demonstrate a collaborative, strategic, consensus oriented approach and have exceptional people leadership and administrative management skills.



This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in an important leadership role at one of Canada’s top universities.  To learn more, please contact Danielle Conn or Cameron Geldart at 604.926.0005. To apply, please forward a letter of introduction, an up-to-date CV as well as a list of three references, in confidence, to


This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary, a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at, and additional negotiated benefits applicable to the position.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. The University welcomes applications from all qualified persons. It encourages women, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of visible minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas to apply.