Appointment Guidelines

Search Firm

We have contracted executive search firm Laverne Smith & Associates to assist us with this search.


Advisory Search Committee

  • Jerry Tomberlin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and Chair
  • Betina Appel Kuzmarov, Clerk of Senate and Assistant Professor, Law and Legal Studies (faculty representative)
  • Nicolas Carrier, Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice (faculty representative)
  • Sissi De Flaviis, School of Journalism and Communication (undergraduate student representative)
  • Susan Harada, Associate Professor, and Interim Director, School of Journalism and Communication (faculty representative)
  • David Hornsby, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) and Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (senior administration/faculty representative)
  • Hashmat Khan, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics (faculty representative)
  • Jonathan Malloy, Professor, Department of Political Science (faculty representative)
  • Pauline Rankin, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (dean representative)
  • Kyla Reid, Research Facilitator, Faculty of Public Affairs (professional services staff representative)
  • Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor, Political Management, Arthur Kroeger College (faculty representative)
  • Phil Ryan, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration (faculty representative)
  • Karen Schwartz, Associate Vice-President (Research) and Professor, School of Social Work (senior administration/faculty representative)
  • Amanda Roberts, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science (graduate student representative)

Committee Support: Laverne Smith, Laverne Smith & Associates, Executive Search Consultant; Greg Bugler, Human Resources Partner; Rosemary O’Hearn, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)