Dean sought for Faculty of Social Sciences

The search is on for the next Dean of Brock’s largest Faculty — the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The University has put out a call for nominations and applications for the full-time appointment, which will commence on July 1, 2018 for an initial five-year term.

The Faculty of Social Sciences — home to more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students — includes internationally renowned researchers, scholars and award-winning teachers who, along with staff, share a commitment to excellence and student success.

“It’s a very diverse Faculty in terms of the program and dynamic research that goes on,” said Tom Dunk, Provost and Vice-President Academic.

Within the Faculty of Social Sciences, students are encouraged and supported to develop a better understanding of how cultural, economic, political, psychological and social phenomena influence human behaviour. This is achieved through 12 undergraduate programs, 15 graduate programs, and the dedication of more than 200 full-time faculty and staff members.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President-Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences will work with the Brock community to enrich student experience, build upon programming that offers advanced learning, research and scholarship opportunities, and actively support the professional development of faculty and staff.

Dunk, who spent seven years as the Social Sciences Dean, said the Faculty is home to a “tremendous group of faculty members and wonderful programs.”

“It was an honour and privilege to serve as the Dean of that Faculty,” he said. “It has such rich potential.”

All expressions of interest, applications, related forms and nominations will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to Provost and Vice-President, Academic at

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of Oct. 27, 2017.

The full job posting is available on the Careers @ Brock website.

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