Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, Anisininewuk, Dakota Oyate and Dene, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of Reconciliation and collaboration.

The University of Manitoba thrives as a place where challenges are embraced. Since 1877, the University’s world-class research and outstanding student experience have made an enduring on Manitoba, Canada, and the world. The University offers more than 100 programs - more than any other post-secondary institution in Manitoba. This includes providing 100+ undergraduate and nearly 150 graduate programs to over 30,000 students. The University has over 10,000 faculty and staff, and more than 188,000 alumni across Canada and 139 different countries. Contributing $7.3 billion in 2022-2023 to Manitoba’s economy, the University is located on two campuses in the city of Winnipeg, and various teaching and research sites across the province. Manitoba’s culturally diverse capital area with a population of almost one million, Winnipeg offers a high quality of life with affordable housing, a long heritage of diverse cultural activities, and numerous recreational opportunities.

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources was established in 2003 as an initiative to combine related fields. In addition to the environment, climate change, and resource management, the Faculty is focused on geography and earth sciences, as well as environmental science and environmental studies understanding complex natural and human systems across a wide range of landscapes and contexts. The Faculty offers seven undergraduate programs and eight graduate programs across Earth Sciences, Resource Management, Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Studies, key areas of environment, earth, and resources studies, providing students with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between people and planet. The Faculty has world-class research facilities, and its faculty members and researchers are at the forefront of their fields and have won numerous awards.

It is within this context that the University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, to commence January 1, 2025, or soon after.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Dean, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources (“Dean”) is a member of the University’s senior leadership team who is committed to promoting teaching and research, innovative program development, community connections, and serving the needs of students, faculty, and staff. As the academic and administrative leader of the Faculty, the Dean is responsible for all aspects of its operations, including programs, services, budgets, and its infrastructure. Working collaboratively with members of the Faculty, and across campus, the Dean will work to advance the Faculty’s vision, while ensuring its academic plans and strategy remain in alignment, and support, of the University’s aims and goals.

As the ideal candidate, you are a respected academic leader with a demonstrated record of scholarship, research, community engagement, and commitment to teaching and research success at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Your career includes academic leadership positions where you have gained experience with academic planning and implementation, finance management, and people management responsibilities within a unionized environment. As a skilled communicator and strategic thinker, you build and sustain positive working relationships across campus and with external communities, including all levels of government, community partners, Indigenous communities, and industry. You possess a collaborative and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to inspire through engaging management and interpersonal skills. As a values-based, community-engaged leader, your commitment to decolonization, Indigenization, equity, and diversity is evident in your knowledge, relationships, and actions. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from a recognized university and be appointable at the rank of full professor.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with the University of Manitoba, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Caroline McLean ( or visit

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and University of Manitoba throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.