Information about the search process
The Dean of Applied Health Sciences Nominating Committee was formed in June 2018 under the terms of Policy 45 and was tasked with identifying a successor for Dean Rush. An external search consulting firm, Laverne Smith & Associates, was engaged to assist the committee.
The position was advertised in July 2018. The committee consulted widely within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and university administration. It also met with the vice-president, academic & provost, as well as the acting dean of Applied Health Sciences, to review issues, priorities, opportunities and challenges facing the Faculty and an incoming dean. A candidate brief, informed by the consultation process, was developed. Efforts were focused on identifying excellent declared and potential candidates, both internal and external.
From the long list of applications and expressions of interest received, the committee narrowed the list of individuals to be invited for an interview. On the basis of the interviews and information available to the committee, members unanimously agreed to recommend Professor Lili Liu for consideration by the constituency as the next dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
Members of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will be given the opportunity to review Professor Liu’s curriculum vitae and cover letter, and to meet her on Friday 18 January 2019 in the Applied Health Science Building, Room LHS 1621. Regular faculty and staff of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will then vote on her acceptability as the next dean of Applied Health Sciences.
If the committee believes that the vote expresses general approval of its unanimous recommendation and is consistent with the requirements of Policy 45, the committee will recommend the appointment to the president who, in turn, will recommend it to Senate. With Senate’s endorsement, the president will recommend the appointment to the Board of Governors. Following approval at that level, the president will make a public announcement.