Search for Dean, Faculty of Arts

Search Update: April 14, 2022

Faculty of Arts,

Now that this week's public presentations have concluded, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide your feedback via this confidential webform. We’d appreciate receiving your feedback as soon as possible. The feedback form will remain open until Tuesday, April 19 at 4pm. 

If you were not able to view the public presentations live this week they are posted here in the "Public Presentations" section so that you can view them along with each candidate's CV (which can be found in the "Documents" section). These will also be available until Tuesday, March 19 at 4pm. 

To view the presentations and provide feedback you will be asked to log in with your UCalgary username and password to access the portal, your name or any identifying information will not be included when your comments are provided to the Advisory Decanal Selection Committee.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important process.

Sincerely,

Teri Balser

Provost and Vice President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

Search Update: April 8, 2022

Dear Faculty of Arts,

I am writing today with a significant update regarding the search for the next dean for the Faculty of Arts. Between personal circumstances of candidates and other searches in progress both in Canada and internationally, this is a complex and evolving search. The work of the Advisory Search Committee has continued and the committee has confirmed three candidates for an additional round of public presentations. Given searches elsewhere that are also underway, we are moving forward as fast as possible with these candidates. Please note that the third candidate listed is the individual from our previous round, whose family emergency precluded participation at that time. 

Below are dates for their public presentations. Apologies for the short notice - these are all next week - and we look forward to your participation. Please click the link for each presentation to register and the login details will be sent to you.

Monday April 11, 3:00-4:30pm– Candidate A - https://ucalgary.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-uupzsrH9FGGww2tABXe2apgU7sCGLP

Tuesday April 12, 12:30-2:00pm – Candidate B - https://ucalgary.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfumsrz0qGdUguVO0UMl2N629McpSKEQv

Thursday April 14, 8:00-9:30am – Candidate C - https://ucalgary.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuCrrD0qE9I_zeoAF64k1nYp7LLGgWHr

As we did previously, following this round of public presentations we will be circulating a webform to obtain your feedback on these candidates. If you cannot attend, the recordings of the presentations will be available for a limited time following the scheduled presentation. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Teri Balser

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

Search Update: March 11, 2022

Faculty of Arts,

Now that all three candidates have completed their public presentations we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide your feedback via this confidential webform. We’d appreciate receiving your feedback as soon as possible. The feedback form will remain open until Tuesday, March 15 at noon

If you were not able to view the public presentations live this week they are posted here in the "Public Presentations" section so that you can view them along with each candidate's CV (which can be found in the "Candidates CVs" section). These will also be available until Tuesday, March 15 at noon. 

To view the presentations and provide feedback you will be asked to log in with your UCalgary username and password to access the portal, your name or any identifying information will not be included when your comments are provided to the Advisory Decanal Selection Committee.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important process.

Sincerely,

 

Teri Balser

Provost and Vice President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

 

Search Update: March 8, 2022

Faculty of Arts, 

I writing to advise that the candidate that was scheduled to make a public presentation tomorrow (Wednesday) morning has had a family emergency arise and thus we will be cancelling the public presentation. We apologize for the last-minute change and have offered our support to the candidate during this difficult time.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at 10:30am for the next public presentation, if you have not yet registered, please take a moment to do so by visiting this link: https://ucalgary.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctce6grzIoGdYgVVXSo3aj8-2AstkIALnU.

We will keep you updated if anything further changes during the search. We appreciate your understanding, especially in respecting the candidate's personal privacy.

Dr. Teri Balser

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

Search Update: March 3, 2022

Reminder: Faculty of Arts Decanal Search Update - Public Presentations (Zoom links now available)

Faculty of Arts,

This is a reminder you are invited to attend (virtually) the public presentations from the final four candidates in the search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts. The full details are below. We hope you can attend these important sessions.

Please click the link for each presentation to register and the login details will be sent to you.

Also, we would appreciate your feedback regarding the candidates, following the presentations you will be able to submit confidential feedback via a webform that will be circulated following the presentations and posted to this search website.

Sincerely,

Dr. Teri Balser

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

Search Update: February 28, 2022

Faculty of Arts,

I am happy to advise that as a result of the extensive work done by the Faculty of Arts Advisory Decanal Selection Committee and Janet Soles & Associates Executive Search, we had a strong applicant pool for the position of Dean. The committee has identified four candidates for second-round interviews. 

During the townhall meetings there was discussion about the potential for an open versus closed process. We are indeed moving forward with an open process. This means that each of the four candidates that are coming back for a second interview will also make a public presentation. During their public presentation (virtual), each candidate will present followed by a question and answer session.

We ask you to save the below dates which are the scheduled times for the public presentations:

  • Monday March 7, 8:30am-10:00am – Candidate 1 
  • Tuesday March 8, 9:00am-10:30am – Candidate 2 
  • Wednesday March 9, 9:00am-10:30am – Candidate 3 
  • Thursday March 10, 10:30am-12:00pm – Candidate 4

This website also includes further details on the search.

Following the public presentations, we will be circulating a webform to obtain your feedback on the four candidates. If you cannot attend, the recordings of the presentations will be available for a limited time following the scheduled time. Later this week we will share the links to attend the presentations and share the candidate names.

Sincerely,

Dr. Teri Balser

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Chair, Advisory Decanal Selection Committee

 

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The University of Calgary has commenced the search for a new Dean, Faculty of Arts. This process is outlined in the University of Calgary Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans.

The advisory selection committee has been struck and the committee members are listed further down on this page. For information on the composition of the advisory search committee please see Procedure for the Appointment and Reappointment of Deans Appendix 1.

 


Dean, Faculty of Arts

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean leads the strategic direction and is the key advocate for the faculty.  As the chief executive officer, this visionary leader is also responsible for faculty and academic professional staff development, budget oversight and planning, fund development, facilities and research, while fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty and staff.

Provide feedback

Provide confidential feedback for the search for the Dean, Faculty of Arts. All feedback will be taken into consideration by the advisory committee and search consultant. 

  1. Chair

    Teri Balser

  2. VP (Research) Designate

    Malinda Smith

  3. Tenured Academic Staff

    Jim Ellis

  4. Tenured Academic Staff

    Sabrina Peric

  5. Tenured Academic Staff

    Pallavi Banerjee 

  6. Tenured Academic Staff

    Daniel Voth

  7. TUCFA Representative

    Hamid Habibi

  8. Decanal Representative

    John Brown

  9. MaPS Representative

    Anisha Karia-Venugopal

  10. AUPE Representative

    Sharla Mann

  11. SU Representative

    Justin Gotta

  12. GSA Representative

    Dusan Nikolic

  13. GFC Representative

    Alice de Koning

  14. GFC Representative

    Christine Walsh

  15. Community Representative

    Zai Mamdani

  16. Community Representative

    Nina Rehill

Contact the Search Consultants

We seek your advice as we search for a new Dean, Faculty of Arts. All responses will be kept confidential. 

Janet Soles & Associates is the firm supporting the search. Please contact their consultants directly with your questions, applications or nominations.

Janet Soles
587-586-8555
jsoles@jssearch.ca