Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

University of New Brunswick (UNB)

The University of New Brunswick recognizes and respectfully acknowledges that the University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The lands of Wabanaki people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship, and mutual respect between equal nations.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is among Canada’s top comprehensive universities. Its rich history of leading discovery and innovation stems from its entrepreneurial thinking, which has been unlocking creative potential since 1785. The unique nature of UNB’s world-class programs attracts students from over 100 countries. UNB is named among Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2021 and is consistently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.

Building and moving New Brunswick forward for over 150 years The Faculty of Engineering offers unique, world-class research centres and game-changing technology. With its five departments in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, and, Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty is helping lead Canada’s entrepreneurial revolution and is in the midst of a transformative period. With a new Engineering capital build on the horizon and a bold academic plan that includes increased enrolment of undergraduate, graduate and international students while embarking on curricular changes and enhanced experiential education opportunities, UNB is looking to its next Dean to elevate and continue growing the Faculty of Engineering.  

As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, you will champion academic and research excellence, working with faculty and colleagues across the University and its two campuses to drive and promote innovation, creativity, collaboration, risk-taking, discovery, and an exceptional student experience. Reporting to the Vice President Academic and working closely with the President and Vice-Chancellor, decanal colleagues and other members of the University’s senior management team, you will be a champion of the UNB Toward 2030 Strategic Plan and the University’s drive to turn ideas into action.

As the ideal candidate, you are an established and respected engineering leader. You are a strategic thinker with the ability to identify, define and deliver on short and long-term goals. You have exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong record of building relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry partners, donors, community and government leaders. You will bring to the Faculty your creative ideas and a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in Engineering. Your peers and staff describe you as balanced, energetic, authentic, highly collaborative, transparent, engaging, supportive, trusted, and team oriented. You have demonstrated success as a leader in accreditation, fundraising, and alumni engagement, as well as increasing external research grants and industrial collaborations. You are a skilled communicator who encourages, inspires and mentors individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. You have a strong sense of personal and professional ethics and practise integrity in all that you do. Commitment to and eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in New Brunswick or other Canadian province or territory is required.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within their community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that they serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help achieve these goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

To apply or for further information, please contact Kathy Rahme and Collin Ritch at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted and priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.