December 5, 1997

Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

The University of Alberta invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The faculty administers 62 master's and 53 doctoral programs distributed across 62 academic units. Current graduate student enrolment is approximately 4,250. The dean is the chief executive of the faculty and chairs the Faculty Council, which recommends and reviews policy for the faculty and its component units. In addition, the dean oversees the faculty office, which provides extensive student services and monitors all aspects of graduate programs. As a senior member of university administration, the dean represents the faculty across the university and to the outside community. The dean reports to the vice-president (academic) and is responsible for leadership of the faculty. A position description is available on request.

Candidates should have a demonstrated capacity for leadership, strong academic qualities, and proven administrative ability. The appointment will take effect July 1, 1998 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Written nominations for the position, or applications supported by a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be submitted by January 15, 1998 to

Dr. Doug Owram
Vice-President (Academic)
Third Floor, University Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2J9

Instructional Technology Specialist

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to work intensively with individuals or teams in the Faculty to train them in the application of technology to teaching. The instructional technology specialist will promote the application of technology to teaching in the Faculty, assist colleagues to create projects for teaching use and train some of them to a level at which they can make use of advanced production facilities available at the University. This appointment will commence as soon as possible and have a term of two years, with the possibility of subsequent employment thereafter.

The successful applicant will have formal training minimally at the bachelor level and preferably at the masters level and work experience in instructional design and/or instructional technology. S/he will be skilled in such techniques as educational multi-media, computer-based conferencing and use of the Web for the delivery of educational materials. The Faculty of Arts houses a broad diversity of disciplines using a range of pedagogical approaches. The successful applicant should therefore be familiar with and receptive to a variety of approaches to technology-based pedagogy and be committed to keeping current with changes in the field. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work under minimal supervision and have excellent communication skills.

The salary range for this position is $38,000-$40,000 per annum. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV and any other supporting materials, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent no later than December 30, 1997 to Gurston Dacks,

Associate Dean of Arts
University of Alberta
Edmonton Alberta T6G 2E5

Executive Director - Population Research Laboratory (PRL)

The Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, requires a survey and/or demographic researcher (Ph.D. social sciences) to initiate and direct activities of the PRL. Applicants must have extensive research experience; a strong record in obtaining research funds; good oral and written skills; and the ability to manage a large research organization. Term: two years, with the possibility of renewal. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (floor: $45,000 per annum); generous benefits package. Starting date: ASAP.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV and three letters of reference by February 1, 1998 to

Dr. Les Kennedy
Chair, PRL Advisory Committee
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
Phone: (403) 492-7196

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