Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Victoria


The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Established in 1963, UVic offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs to over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The UVic Edge is where dynamic learning and vital impact meet, in Canada's most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. These elements nurture creative activity and ground UVic in the urgency of sustainability and healthy societies; shape a world view with Indigenous and international perspectives; and fuel a commitment to economic well-being, technological advances and social justice. UVic is a rich and supportive learning community with over 900 faculty supporting dynamic and evolving programing and research across ten Faculties and two Divisions.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is one of the pre-eminent faculties of its kind in Canada. Among all the post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, it is the only Faculty of Fine Arts. Inaugurated in 1969, the Faculty of Fine Arts is well established at the University of Victoria and is home to the Departments of Art History and Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing and the School of Music. Additionally, through the Dean's Office, the Faculty offers interdisciplinary courses ranging in topics from cultural issues to technology—anchored by our Studios for Integrated Media.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership to the University’s Fine Arts programs as the chief academic and administrative officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean works in collaboration with the other Deans and academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, donors and alumni as well as other key stakeholders to implement and advance the UVic’s Strategic Plan and objectives.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and strategic leader with a strong record of success as an academic administrator and a strong understanding of the arts and arts education in Canada. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching, creative activity, research and academic track record, with knowledge of program development and academic administration. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation, build community and collaboration while meeting the evolving and diverse needs of students, faculty and staff.

A Doctorate or Masters in a related discipline and eligible for an appointment at the rank of full professor at UVic, with a distinguished creative or scholarly reputation in the candidate’s field.

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in its living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of its values, UVic seeks members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. UVic actively encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the University of Victoria,
please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Philips. Forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca.

We will respond to all who express interest.
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