Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Office:University of Guelph-Humber

Unit: Vice-Provost Office

Date Posted: August 27, 2021
Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #21-38

Position Description:

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.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

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 at www.kbrs.ca/Career/14849.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.