Dean of Atlantic Veterinary College - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Dean of Veterinary Medicine
Five (5) Year Term Position

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is actively seeking an experienced academic leader to serve as their next Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College. Established in 1986, UPEI's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is committed to improving the health and well-being of animals and humans through excellence in education, research, and professional service. The next Dean will provide leadership and guidance to foster an atmosphere of unity and cooperation among disciplines, faculty, staff, and community members while building and sustaining a culture that supports academic, research, and operational excellence.

Located in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation and the capital city of Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and Saint Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). Formed in 1969 as the provincial university, UPEI honours its proud legacy through academic excellence and research innovation. UPEI’s ten faculties and two schools offer a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, post-degree, graduate, and doctoral students. Home to Canada Research Chairs, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed and sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Research, the Dean, Atlantic Veterinary College, is responsible for the academic and administrative direction of the College. Through strategic and visionary leadership, the Dean promotes excellence in veterinary medicine education, practice, research, scholarship, and creative activity. As an ambassador and advocate for the Faculty across the University and within and beyond the regional community, the Dean will enhance student experience and success, and attract and retain an exceptional faculty and staff complement. The new Dean has a passion for student success and demonstrated strength in mentoring and building collaborative teams. In addition, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Services are service units that are unique on the UPEI campus and region, and central to the mission of the College. Reporting to the Dean, the leaders of these units form part of the College’s leadership team. The Dean works closely with these revenue generating units to ensure growth and development to their full potential.


As the ideal candidate, you have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or recognized equivalent and an advanced degree (preferred) in a related field. You have an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service to qualify for appointment as an Associate or Full Professor. You have a record of successful research, administrative and teaching leadership experience, and a demonstrated track record of service to the community and profession. You are experienced in curriculum design and are familiar with new academic program development and implementation, program review, and evaluation in university-based undergraduate and graduate programs in Veterinary Medicine. You also have an understanding of current and emerging approaches to teaching and learning and a commitment to teaching excellence. As an academic leader, you are passionate about creating an environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to develop and achieve their goals and have a record of inspiring others to excel. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of the collegial and consultative climate at the university level and will work effectively and productively within it. You have sound knowledge of veterinary education and practice, as well as an understanding of current and emerging approaches to teaching and learning.

The Dean’s salary is determined by the UPEI / UPEIFA Collective Agreement and an additional decanal stipend. The salary range for this position is $187,000 to $241,000.

Application Instructions:

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank -, or Lauren Wright - Completed applications can be submitted online by visiting the KBRS website: 

Dean, Atlantic Veterinary College

The closing date for applications is December 12, 2022.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

UPEI and KBRS will provide support in the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.