Nominations for the Dean School of Graduate Studies

PDAD&C #37 2003-04


From: Professor Vivek Goel, Interim Vice-President and Provost
Date: May 4, 2004
Re:  Nominations for the Dean, School of Graduate Studies

In accordance with the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators Perron Rules) a search committee has been struck to advise on the appointment of a Dean for the School of Graduate Studies [See PDAD&C #24

The position posting is provided below.  Applications and nominations are being accepted immediately and should be sent to the address shown below.

Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

The University of Toronto seeks a new Dean for its School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The vision for the University of Toronto is to be a leader among the world's best public teaching and research universities in its discovery, preservation and sharing of knowledge through its teaching and research and its commitment to excellence and equity. Graduate studies are an essential part of this vision.  The Dean plays a key role in providing administrative and academic leadership in support of graduate education at the University of Toronto, as well as representing graduate studies external to the University.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate:

  • An evident capacity for leadership in changing circumstances
  • Extensive experience in progressively responsible academic
    administrative leadership roles
  • A record as a senior scholar with experience in graduate education and
  • A commitment to student-centred graduate education
  • A broad understanding of, and appreciation for, the diverse
    disciplines and interdisciplinary programs at the University of Toronto,
    as well as an ability to effectively advocate on behalf of these varied
    disciplines and program
  • The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni,
    government and the broader community
  • A commitment to the vision of the University of Toronto

Further information on the School of Graduate Studies can be found at  A copy of the recent Report of the School of Graduate Studies Review Committee, and Stepping UP, the Framework for Academic Planning, is available at  Expressions of interest or suggestions of suitable candidates may be submitted in confidence to the address shown below.  The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately, and is seeking a highly qualified individual who can take office no later than September 1, 2004.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

Office of the Vice-President and Provost
c/o Sheree Drummond, Assistant Provost
Room 225, Simcoe Hall
27 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A1
Phone: 416-978-6194  Fax: 416-978-3939