The University of Manitoba is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the next Dean, Desautels Faculty
of Music and Director, School of Art.

The Role

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), this dual position as Dean, Desautels Faculty of
Music and Director, School of Art, is a member of the University’s senior leadership team, and is responsible
for the overall academic and administrative leadership of both the Faculty and School.

The Ideal Candidate

Recognizing that no one candidate is likely to meet all of the following qualifications in equal measure, they
are desirable and will be used in the assessment of candidates for the position:

• A terminal degree in Fine Arts or Music is required.
• A record of creative or scholarly achievement consistent with a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
• A distinguished record of creative works and/or research, scholarship, academic, teaching, administrative, and leadership experience in a unionized environment.
• Experience with university-based undergraduate and graduate programs in Fine Arts and Music.
• A demonstrated track record of service to the Fine Arts and Music community and profession;
• Sound knowledge of Fine Arts and Music education and practice.
• An understanding of and a proven commitment to Indigenous recruitment, retention, engagement, achievement, and overall success with consideration of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.
• Demonstrated success in equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism and decolonial practices.
• Familiarity with, and active work on, curriculum design and review, new academic program development and implementation, and program review and evaluation.
• An understanding of current and emerging approaches to teaching and learning and a commitment to teaching excellence.
• A proven track record of transparent leadership and consultation with faculty members and other stakeholders.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank ( or Abbey MacLeod
( Completed applications can be submitted online at

To view full opportunity & how to apply click Approved-Ad-UM-DeanMusic-DirectorArt.pdf.