The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is a priority interdisciplinary initiative of the University of Saskatchewan. With a vision of creating and integrating multiple understandings of natural and human environments and internationally known for innovative, provocative, and wide-ranging approaches to environmental sustainability, the school offers a course-based Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) as well as thesis-based Master (MES) and Doctoral (PhD) programs. These programs emphasize the complex nature of environmental and sustainability challenges and the need for interdisciplinary understandings across a range of topics. Since its inception in 2007, the school has developed a thriving community of more than 100 graduate students and 22 core faculty, with another 100 faculty holding associate or adjunct affiliations. For more information on the school please visit: www.usask.ca/sens.
Reporting to the provost, the executive director provides leadership to a school renowned for its distinguished faculty members who are drawn from the Colleges of Arts and Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture and Bioresources and the Edwards School of Business.
The executive director will have the ability to balance fairly the demands of an interdisciplinary school and also to capitalize on opportunities for synergy and collaboration across campus and externally. S/he will possess both a strong record of research and scholarly achievement as well as progressive and relevant experience in administration and advancement activities. This exciting role demands superb interpersonal and communication skills, and sound judgment to lead the continuing development of the academic programs, research, and creative life within SENS. As a member of the university’s senior administrative team, s/he will have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and Aboriginal engagement and also play a significant and influential role in university-wide initiatives.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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