Location: 
Ontario

 

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer

The University of Guelph-Humber is a collaborative venture between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning which enables its nearly 5000 students to earn a fully integrated university honours degree and a college diploma in only four years of study. The strengths of two different institutions and culture have been blended to provide a winning combination which includes a range of undergraduate programs that combine theoretical education and applied training to prepare students for careers in growing sectors of the economy as well as graduate education. In addition to leading and managing all aspects of the University of Guelph-Humber the Vice-Provost will build on the outstanding academic reputations of the University of Guelph and Humber College by harnessing the energy and commitment of faculty and staff from both institutions to create an exceptional educational experience, take responsibility for the development and marketing of academic programs as well as recruitment of faculty, staff and students.

Reporting to the University of Guelph Provost and Vice President (Academic), the Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, University of Guelph-Humber will lead and manage all aspects of the University of Guelph-Humber as it moves into an exciting phase of development, including an increased international profile and a possible move to the City of Brampton. They will accomplish this by providing visionary, entrepreneurial, and strategic leadership, as well as planning oversight for academic programming and budgeting including designing, developing, implementing and marketing the applied programs for the University of Guelph-Humber. They will manage relationships with the two partner organizations at both the leadership and operational levels, while implementing appropriate academic management, administration, policy and procedures for the University of Guelph-Humber, consistent with academic standards of the two institutions.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a doctorate in your field of study along with experience at a senior academic administrative level in a post-secondary institution. Ideally, you are an academic strategic planner and a visionary leader who has led the process of setting objectives, developing strategy, gaining commitment from others and also developed financial resource allocation process and policies for the budget. You have outstanding knowledge of Ontario’s colleges and universities, including academic programs, competitive strengths, academic governance processes, legislative and regulatory framework and labour relations practices. You understand the opportunities and challenges that emanate from college-university collaboration and the ways in which such opportunities can be realized, as well as an understanding of the relationship between post-secondary education, the value of applied knowledge and the development of the knowledge-based economy. You have worked with senior academics and administrative leaders in support of the collegial governance process and have managerial experience in complex academic institutional settings. You are passionate about how you and your team can collaborate with and support others in the pursuit of the academic, teaching and research mission of the university.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank kfrank@kbrs.ca or Jennifer Massey at jmassey@kbrs.ca or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Guelph and KBRS will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College are located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke], the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee Saw-Geeg] language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe [Ah-nish-nah-bay], Haudenosaunee [Hoeden-no-shownee], and Wendat [Wine-Dot] peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.

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