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Dean, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University

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Thompson Rivers University


This is an exciting time in the continuing development of Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The University is a member of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia, and the integration of research, creative practice, and innovation into teaching and learning in over 40 degree options and 50 diploma and certificate programs is a priority. With Masters degree programs in Business Administration, Education, and Environmental Science, TRU continues to build strength in a number of research areas.  Currently TRU has an on-campus student population of approximately 13,000 and enrolls a further 11,000 students in open and distance education with courses and programs through its Open Learning division. The campus is now home to award-winning architecture and a vibrant, culturally diverse student population.   


Leading the Faculty of Law is a unique opportunity to shape Canadian legal education for the twenty-first century. The Faculty was founded in 2010 as the first new law faculty in Canada in over 33 years. Situated in the traditional territories of the Secwepemc people (the Shuswap) and the largest territory in BC, the Faculty of Law is committed to access to justice for communities in the BC interior. With a dynamic group of faculty, this ambitious law school is dedicated to excellence in research and innovative legal education. The Faculty has reached an enrolment of 250 students and will graduate its first JD cohort in 2014. For more information about the Faculty of Law please visit


The Dean of Law is responsible to the Provost & Vice-President Academic for the supervision and administration of all activities of the Faculty. As an outstanding legal scholar or practitioner, you will continue to expand on the Faculty’s priorities. You will be active in raising the profile of the Faculty of Law and increasing support for students. You will have experience as an inspirational leader, communicator and mentor. You will be strategic and entrepreneurial, and understand the significant challenges forthcoming in legal education.


This is an exciting opportunity to live in Kamloops, a beautiful and friendly community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities, and to make a mark on a university that is evolving and growing.  


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.  Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.


Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Natasha Knight or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees in confidence to