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Inaugural Dean, Faculty of Health, York, University

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Inaugural Dean, Faculty of Health

Since its founding in 1959, York University has continued to grow, to
innovate and to evolve.  Now Canada's third largest university,
York has a student population of 51,000 and an alumni community of more
than 190,000. Committed to a superior student experience, the
University has an international reputation for excellence in research,
teaching and practice in innovative undergraduate, graduate and
professional programs.  In addition to the new Faculty of Health,
York University delivers programs through 10 other Faculties.  The
University has twenty-two research centres and institutes.

As the Inaugural Dean, Faculty of Health, you will lead the
University's response to the growing need for innovative,
interdisciplinary education and research on health, bringing together
the Schools of  Kinesiology and Health Science, Health Policy and
Management, Nursing, and psychology in an integrated and holistic

The Faculty of Health will do much more than link health 
specialties.  It will bring together a range of disciplinary
perspectives on health from the sciences, social sciences, nursing,
management and administration, humanities and informatics. 
Students and researchers in the Faculty of Health will engage in a wide
scope of inquiry in the study of health ranging from experimental and
epidemiological techniques to clinical case studies, policy analyses,
and a variety of phenomenological and critical methods.

Research emerging from the Faculty will focus not only on hospitals and
clinics but also on local and global communities, urban and rural
social conditions and the interactions between the economic environment
and health, and will include a broad spectrum of both basic and applied
research.  The goal is to break down barriers and provide genuine
leadership in responding to the changing definition and needs of health
in Canada and internationally.

As you lead this new community of 8000 students and 175  full-time
faculty, you will champion the concept of integrated health strategies
and interdisciplinary health thinking.  With academic
qualifications appropriate for a senior academic appointment, you have
demonstrated leadership in a university or a health-related
setting.  You bring strong relationship building and communication
skills and understand the dynamics of change in a complex, challenging
environment, along with the ability to raise funds for the Faculty. You
have the passion and commitment needed to work with colleagues in
developing and implementing a new vision for health.

The appointment is for five years, commencing July 1, 2006.

Applications and nominations should be submitted by February 28, 2006, to:

Paul Stanley, Senior Partner
Ray & Berndtson
P.O. Box 125, Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, ON  M5J 2J3

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The  Affirmative Action
Program can be found on York's website or a copy
can be obtained by calling the Affirmative Action Office at
416-736-5713.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given