78 Nominations for an Interim Dean of the Faculty of Law and Nominations for the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Law

PDAD&C #78, 2004-05


To:             Faculty, Staff and Students, Faculty of Law                                                                PDAD&C


Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
CC: President F. Iacobucci                                                                                            The Bulletin
Date: April 26, 2005
Re: Nominations for an Interim Dean of the Faculty of Law & Nominations for the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Law

As announced yesterday (see - PDAD&C #77 http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/English/Memoranda.html), Dean Ronald J. Daniels has been appointed Vice-President and Provost at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dean Daniels will be resigning as Dean of the Faculty of Law effective April 30, 2005 and will take up his new position on July 1, 2005.

We will be appointing an Interim Dean shortly.  This interim appointment will allow us to conduct a full, but expeditious, search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Law. I am soliciting feedback from the faculty, staff and students of the Faculty on this appointment.  Suggestions for the criteria that should be used in the selection of an Interim Dean as well as nominations for an Interim Dean should be sent to Helen Lasthiotakis at h.lasthiotakis@utoronto.ca by May 6, 2005.

Professor Lorne Sossin has agreed to serve as Acting Dean from May 1, 2005 until June 30, 2005 or until an Interim Dean has been appointed. Please join me in thanking Professor Sossin for agreeing to take on this important role.

In accordance with Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, I am also writing to call for nominations of individuals to serve on the search committee that will advise the President on the appointment of a new Dean.

The Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators mandate the potential composition of the search committee as follows:

  • The Vice-President and Provost or representative (Chair);
  • Three to five members of the teaching staff of the Faculty;
  • One to three students of the Faculty;
  • The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies or representative;
  • A librarian, where appropriate;
  • Two or three other qualified scholars from within or outside this University, but outside the Faculty.
  • In addition, the committee may include an alumnus/a, a member of the administrative staff, and a senior member of the appropriate professional community.

Nominations for members of the search committee should be sent to the attention of Helen Lasthiotakis by May 20, 2005 at the e-mail noted above.