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Dean, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Employer: Concordia University

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Location: Montréal, Québec

Job Description:

Concordia University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Concordia is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present, and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montréal community.

Concordia University is a next-generation urban university that continually reimagines the future of higher educa¬tion for its 50,000 students. Located on two campuses in the vibrant, multicultural city of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Concordia is among the most innovative universities in its approach to experien-tial learning, research, and online education. Among universities under 50, Concordia has been ranked #1 in North America (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021) and #1 in Canada (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020).

The Gina Cody School of Engineer¬ing and Computer Science (GCS) is riding a wave – of rapid growth, responsive programming, teaching and research excellence, successful accreditations, student access, and infrastructure investment to support teaching and learning. Blending traditional and emerging branches of engineering and computer science, GCS offers internationally recognized programs and engages in forward-looking research in areas ranging from aerospace to energy, cybersecurity to building engineering, manu¬facturing to information and communication technologies, and health monitoring to environmental sustainability. Working alongside over 250 full- and part-time faculty members and engaging with industry partners, the School’s 4,500+ graduate students and almost 6,000 undergraduate students have opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in a dynamic learning environment, supported by the School’s 250+ staff. Synthe¬sizing curricular, co-curricular, and experi¬ential opportunities, GCS prepares the next generation of engineer¬ing and computer science leaders with an education acknowledged to be among the best in Canada.

The Dean will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership, and administrative oversight to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. As a member of Concordia’s senior administration, reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Dean will promote innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery, and lead efforts that will enable GCS and the University to achieve the highest standards in education and research. Committed to decolonization and Indigenization, equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion, the Dean will ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness, high-impact research output, and development of cross-disciplinary and cross-GCS programs. The Dean will strengthen and expand relationships with government funders and industry partners and will further enhance the external stature of the School and its outreach nationally and internationally.

The next Dean will be as aspirational as GCS itself. They will champion the School’s commitment to a student-centric environment that cultivates leadership, business acumen, and social responsibility. In addition to an accomplished record of teaching, research, and service, this collegial leader will embody the values of integrity, profes¬sionalism, transparency, respect for all disciplines, and ethical conduct of the highest standards. Registration as a Professional Engineer or qualifications for such registration will be required; the ability to function in both French and English will be preferred. The next Dean will empower students, faculty, and staff to success by fostering innovation, and by supporting inter-disciplinary collaborations with arts, business, and sciences that address com¬plex, real-world problems and enable the intellectual and economic vitality of local and global communities.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruit-ing a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their application. Candidates who require accommodation to ensure their full partici¬pa-tion in the recruitment process are asked to make their needs known in advance. All qualified indivi-duals are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt; the Dean will be appointed for a five-year, renewable term, commencing in the summer of 2021. Please apply in confidence to Project 201034 at

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