Search for Dean, Faculty of Arts

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 is in the process of being struck and the committee members will be 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.

This page will be updated throughout the search process, so please visit again soon. 


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

    Susan Skone

  3. Tenured Academic Staff

    Jim Ellis

  4. Tenured Academic Staff

    Sabrina Peric

  5. Tenured Academic Staff

    Malinda Smith

  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