Head, School of Maritime Studies

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university committed to excellence.  We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific, and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (Marine Institute) - a campus of Memorial University – is ISO 9001 certified and is one of the world’s most respected centres for marine learning and applied research. The Marine Institute enjoys an outstanding reputation in Canada, across North America, and internationally, as the most comprehensive institution for education, training, research, and industrial support for the ocean industries. Home to over 400 researchers, faculty members, and staff, over 1200 students in Certificate Diploma, Bachelor, Masters, and PhD programs, and over 5000 learners enrolled annually in community based and industrial response training courses, the Marine Institute offers more than 20 programs through its three Schools: The School of Maritime Studies; the School of Fisheries; and the School of Ocean Technology. The schools include specialized centres that drive innovation and collaboration with community partners, lead technology transfer, and provide training to industry clients. As part of its global reach, the Marine Institute has successfully implemented more than 250 projects in 50 countries, to date. To learn more about the Marine Institute, please visit: www.mi.mun.ca.


The Fisheries and Marine Institute is currently searching for an innovative and dynamic individual to lead its School of Maritime Studies. The School of Maritime Studies offers undergraduate certificate, diploma, degree, and graduate degree programs along with a well-established portfolio of industrial training and a growing research presence. In addition to its academic programs the School of Maritime Studies is comprised of several centers including the Offshore Safety and Survival Center, Safety and Emergency Response Training Center, Center for Marine Simulation, and the Ocean Safety Research Unit.


Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs), Marine Institute, the Head of the School of Maritime Studies is a senior leadership position within the Fisheries and Marine Institute and Memorial University. This position will be responsible for the development of a future vision, strategic direction and the day-to-day leadership of academic programs, research and industry partnerships for the school. This will include the development and implementation of the associate objectives including financial and resource planning. The successful applicant will develop and maintain relationships with community, industry, academic and government partners to ensure continued effectiveness and efficiency of academic programs and research activities. This position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership abilities such as inclusion, communications, planning and change management with the ability to harness and market the School of Maritime Studies programs and assets. The position requires an individual with extensive knowledge of the local, national, and international maritime sector as well as insight into emerging trends.

The ideal candidate must be a collegial and collaborative professional with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills who can foster a diverse operational and academic environment, solve problems, and think progressively.  This knowledge and experience would be gained through the completion of a graduate degree in a related discipline combined with a minimum of 15 years of maritime industry experience in progressively responsible leadership positions. Maritime certification, ship building experience or experience in maritime education and training (MET) would be considered a strong asset. Applicants with an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

**SALARY:                          **In accordance with MUN Leadership Group pay scales

**CLOSING DATE:  **            April 26th, 2023 COMPETITION NO:         MUN02088

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information on this form, please contact MyHR, Department of Human Resources, at (709) 864-2434.

For further information concerning this opportunity, email humanresources@mi.mun.ca, or contact the Human Resources Office, Marine Institute, Room E3306C or by telephone at (709) 778-0440.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is an equal opportunity employer.