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Job posting

Director, Parkland Institute
Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty of Arts is seeking expressions of interest from faculty members wishing to be considered for the position of director of the Parkland Institute

Parkland Institute is an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre that has been part of the Faculty of Arts since 1996.  Parkland studies economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians using the perspective of political economy. The institute shares the results of its research widely and promotes discussion of the issues its research raises.

Using the perspective of Canadian political economy, Parkland’s researchers examine power and wealth differentials, social and class-based conflicts, and ways public policy and public choice shape and are shaped by these factors. Parkland has an extensive research publication record over its 24-year history. In total, the Institute has published 6 books and 100 peer-reviewed reports. The research done by Parkland is regularly in the media and other publications and is cited by academics across Canada. In 2019, Parkland was mentioned 94 times in the media, there were over 80,000 visits to the Parkland website, and more than 4,000 followers on social media. 

Ideal candidates will have:
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and collegial leadership in a team environment
  • Community outreach experience, including fundraising and engaging communities outside of the university
  • Demonstrated administrative and academic leadership skills, preferably including familiarity with financial planning and human resources
  • Record of research accomplishments and expertise in relevant studies
Faculty members wishing to be considered for this position shall submit (i) a formal letter expressing their interest and (ii) a copy of their CV (iii) names of three referees to (artsdean@ualberta.ca) by 4 p.m. on December 7, 2020. 

For questions related to this position or the selection process, please contact: Dr. Marie Carrière, associate dean (Research) at carriere@ualberta.ca; or Dr. Trevor Harrison, director, Parkland Institute at trevor.harrison@uleth.ca.


Steve Patten
Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M
étis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

The Parkland Institute and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including the Métis Nation and the Papaschase.