JOB – Executive Director, School of Environment and Sustainability

The University of Saskatchewan is internationally recognized for its signature scholarship and innovation in the field of environment and natural resources. An institution on the move, with a growing reputation and high aspirations, the U of S is poised to become one of the country’s pre-eminent research-intensive universities. Located on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, the academic community comprises more than 18,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 6,400 staff and its 17 colleges and schools offer an array of discipline-based, inter-disciplinary, and professional programs.

The School of Environment and Sustainability is a priority interdisciplinary initiative of the University of Saskatchewan. With a vision of creating and integrating multiple understandings of natural and human environments and being internationally known for innovative, provocative, and wide-ranging approaches to environmental sustainability, the School offers a course-based Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) as well as thesis-based Master (MES) and Doctoral (PhD) programs. These programs emphasize the complex nature of environmental and sustainability challenges, and the need for interdisciplinary understandings across a range of topics. Since its inception in 2007, the School has developed a thriving community of more than 69 graduate students and 18 core faculty, with another 30 faculty holding associate or adjunct affiliations. For more information on the School please visit:

Reporting to the Provost, the Executive Director provides leadership to a School renowned for its distinguished faculty members who are drawn from the Colleges of Arts and Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture and Bioresources and the Edwards School of Business. The Executive Director will have the ability to balance fairly the demands of an interdisciplinary school and also to capitalize on opportunities for synergy and collaboration across campus and externally. S/he will possess both a strong record of research and scholarly achievement as well as progressive and relevant experience in administration and advancement activities. This exciting role demands superb interpersonal and communication skills, and sound judgment to lead the continuing development of the academic programs, research, and creative life within the School of Environment and Sustainability. As a member of the University’s senior administrative team, s/he will also play a significant and influential role in University-wide initiatives.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. Members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Natasha Knight or Maureen Geldart at The Geldart Group: (604) 926-0005 or forward your application package (current CV, letter of application and reference list) in confidence to