Dean, Faculty of Business (Saint John)

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 consistently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers. With campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, the University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields.

The Faculty of Business (Saint John) offers innovative undergraduate degree programs in Applied Management and Business Administration, as well as a competitive MBA program, all of which are recognized for quality and consistency in producing future business leaders. With AACSB accreditation and a 1:17 faculty to student ratio, the Faculty offers students a high level of engagement with subject matter specialists and provides an inspiring and inclusive environment of learning, discovery, and service. Under the One UNB initiative outlined in the Strategic Plan, the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Management (Fredericton) will create conditions which foster collaboration, enhance systems for students and academics to work better together, and promote a culture of excellence.  

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean of the Faculty of Business is responsible for the overall management of the Faculty and will serve as a strategic and collegial leader to faculty, staff, and students. The new Dean will lead the Faculty through the continued implementation of its strategic plan and work consultatively to advance endeavours in teaching and learning, research and discovery, and community engagement. As an ambassador and advocate for the Faculty across the University and within and beyond the regional community, the new Dean will enhance student experience and success, attract and retain an exceptional faculty complement, and play a central role in supporting the Faculty and the University’s commitment to innovation and sustainable growth. The Dean of the Faculty of Business will help shape the future of UNB Saint John.

As the ideal candidate, you are a highly collegial and consultative leader with a distinguished academic record. You come to the role with a passion for building and delivering high-quality student-centered programs and an understanding of the opportunities possible for a business school and small campus environment. You are an experienced administrator who is deeply process-oriented and are eligible for appointment as a Full Professor at UNB. You have led departments or programs and understand how to achieve sustainable growth, build and engage teams, and deliver a high-quality educational experience to a diverse body of students. A natural and strong developer of internal talent, you motivate and support others in pursuit of their own endeavors. You have a global perspective and will establish and maintain productive relationships within the institution and in the broader regional, national, and international communities.

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, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. If you so desire, we encourage all applicants to fill out our self-identification questionnaire: Self-Identification Questionnaire | Employment Equity | Careers | UNB  

To apply click here: or for further information, please contact Kathy Rahme and Kate Ralston 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.