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Provost and Vice-President: Academic

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 29, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education/Administrative
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Provost and Vice-President: Academic

Posting ID : 11345
Position Title : Provost and Vice-President: Academic
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university that excels at educating with purpose. Its holistic approach to learning integrates innovative programming with hands-on experience outside the classroom. Laurier has been ranked #1 in student satisfaction for the past four (4) years thanks in no small part to its unique community-centered culture. Through its community of researchers, leaders and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its academic excellence and global impact. In acknowledgement of its exemplary workplace policies and programs, and its commitment to sustainability and lifelong learning, Laurier was named one of the Waterloo Area’s Top Employers in 2019. Laurier specializes in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work, education and theology.

The university has 20,000 students, campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, locations in Kitchener and Toronto, and a research office in Yellowknife. Laurier is committed to partnerships and collaborations aligned with its academic priorities. Laurier’s research community consists of more than 500 researchers in nine faculties forming a highly interactive and interdisciplinary academic community. The university supports more than 20 research centres and institutes that stimulate innovation, attract research funding, and enhance the experience of faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Provost and Vice-President: Academic is the chief academic officer of the University and provides strategic direction and leadership for academic programs and shared services, academic planning, budget planning and resource allocation, and academic labour relations. The portfolio is broad in scope and includes nine faculties, the University Library, Enrolment Services and Registrar, Information and Communication Technologies, Institutional Planning and Analytics, the Office of the VP Academic (Academic Strategy, Academic Quality Assurance and Budgeting) and shared responsibility for Teaching and Learning and Faculty Relations. The Provost and Vice-President: Academic is responsible for advancing academic excellence and ensuring the quality of Laurier’s academic programs, which differentiate Laurier and exemplify Laurier’s strengths in experiential learning, pedagogical innovation, and community engagement. As an integral member of the executive leadership team of the University, the Provost and Vice-President: Academic contributes insight and direction to University-wide strategic planning and the development of the University’s Strategic Mandate Agreement.

The ideal candidate will possess a doctoral or relevant terminal degree, eligibility to be appointed as a full professor at Laurier and a level of scholarship and intellectual acumen that will facilitate credibility both internally and externally. The ideal candidate has demonstrated accomplishments in a complex university administrative role, strong financial acumen, and significant experience in complex budget planning and administration. The next Provost & Vice-President: Academic has experience in leading, managing, and mentoring faculty and staff and experience in, or an appreciation for, leading within a unionized environment. The ideal candidate has experience working in, or an appreciation for, operating within a multi-campus, multi-community organization. The Provost and Vice-President: Academic will need to demonstrate competencies in institutional, academic and people leadership.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart at astuart@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca or by calling 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/13274

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons and racialized persons.  To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

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