Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Employer: University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

Closing Date: September 30, 2023

Location: Charlottetown, PEI

Job Description:

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is actively seeking an experienced, student-focused leader to serve as their next Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering.

Located in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation and the capital city of Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and Saint Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). Formed in 1969 as the provincial university, UPEI honours its proud legacy through academic excellence and research innovation. UPEI’s ten faculties and two schools offer a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, post-degree, graduate, and doctoral students. Home to Canada Research Chairs, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed and sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff.

Reporting to the Vice-President (Academic and Research), the Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering will be a distinguished teacher, excellent scholar, seasoned administrator, and will have demonstrated success in industry collaboration and project management. They will have exceptional communication skills, and an open, transparent, and collegial leadership style. An entrepreneurial, persuasive, and transformative leader, the Dean will be critical to the success of this innovative faculty. By focusing on teaching excellence, student-centered learning experiences, partnerships and promoting research connectedness, they will work to position the Faculty, and UPEI generally, as a distinguished institution that can meet the needs of students today, and into the future. The ideal candidate for the position of Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI should possess a doctoral degree in a relevant engineering discipline, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and be a licensed professional engineer or eligible to be licensed in PEI.

The Dean is the chief academic and operating officer who is responsible for all academic, administrative, and operational activities of the Faculty. Providing dynamic leadership, the Dean leads in the areas of student, faculty and staff affairs, academic programs and research, fiscal and resource stewardship, budgeting, internal and external relations, and strategic planning within the Faculty. The Dean is accountable for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of the Faculty and for program quality and accreditation. The Dean fosters a supportive and collegial culture that invites diverse ideas and perspectives, and reflects a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.

The salary range for this position is $155,000 to $220,000 per annum.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank ( or Abbey MacLeod ( Completed applications can be submitted online at  

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

UPEI and KBRS will provide support in the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact  or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

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