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March 20, 2003, Gazette



The position of Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, is open for nominations/applications from within the university. The position is half time and the appointment is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2003.

The position of Associate Dean is administrative in nature and provides support to the Dean in all areas of day-to-day operations of the School of Graduate Studies including applications, admissions, registration, comprehensive and thesis examinations, and doctoral defences. The Associate Dean is also an ex-officio member of the Academic Council of the School of Graduate Studies and its various subcommittees (Executive, Appeals, Nominating, Course Evaluation) and chairs various ad-hoc committees and granting council selection committees as assigned by the Dean.

Candidates should have a successful record of graduate student supervision and be able to demonstrate active involvement in the School of Graduate Studies including experience as academic unit Graduate Officer or Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee as well as service on various committees of the School. To complement the experience of the Dean with respect to chairing granting council scholarship committees, the ideal candidate would have an established background in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-supported disciplines and familiarity with the selection processes involved. However, applications and nominations from all disciplines will be considered.

The deadline for receipt of nominations/applications is April 15, 2003. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees. Nominations should be signed by the nominee to indicate his/her willingness to be considered for the position, and two names, in addition to the nominator’s, should be included for future reference purposes.

Nominations/applications should be marked confidential and forwarded to:

Ali Aksu, Chair
Advisory Committee for Associate Dean
School of Graduate Studies