Call for Nominations: Head of Bethune College

The Faculty of Science and the Lassonde School of Engineering are seeking a tenured faculty member who can provide leadership and mentoring to the intellectual community of students, faculty and Fellows at Bethune College. The college head must be committed to enhancing the experience of York’s students, especially first-year students.

Those who can fulfill these goals are encouraged to apply for the position of head of Bethune College, which is affiliated with and serves the students of the Faculty of Science and Lassonde School of Engineering. More information about Bethune College can be found at

Applications/nominations will be accepted until Jan. 29, 2021. The new position commences July 1, 2021 for a period of three years.

The successful candidate will be committed to enhancing the student experience, including the first-year experience, through the delivery of student-centred programs and services, and to engaging members of the York University community, as well as the wider community. The successful applicant must also demonstrate superior administrative skills, particularly in the areas of finance, staff supervision and leadership. The college head will have a thorough knowledge of York’s academic and administrative processes.

If you are a tenured faculty member interested in becoming the head of Bethune College, you can apply directly. If you are a member of the York University community who knows a tenured faculty member who would make an exceptional college head, we welcome your nomination of that individual.

College heads receive a stipend, course release and sabbatical top-up. For faculty members with an active research program, research support funds may be available upon submission of a proposal to the deans of Science and Lassonde.

Bethune College’s search committee is chaired by Professor Gerald Audette. Applications/nominations should be submitted by email to Tianna McFarlane ( in the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science. The deadline for applications is Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.