Vice-Provost position, University of Victoria

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs.  The University’s 27,000 students, faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the UVic Edge — the potent fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact, altogether in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

This is a newly created role at UVic and the Vice-Provost’s responsibilities include leading various facets of the University’s academic direction and related strategic initiatives: in particular, coordinating and supporting the development and delivery of Strategic Framework-supporting initiatives in the faculties, providing leadership and support to equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives across the academic portfolio, and strengthening relationships with the Office of the Vice-President Research portfolio in support of accomplishing priorities in both the Strategic Framework and the Strategic Research Plan. The Vice-Provost is also responsible for integrating academic strategic initiatives with other areas, supporting international initiatives and programs of academic units and engaging with university partners and external partners and stakeholders. The position will develop and lead initiatives to advance UVic’s community-university engagement objectives. The Vice-Provost will envision and lead initiatives to progress desired outcomes in relation to UVic’s Indigenous Plan and related Strategic Framework aspirations while supporting the University’s commitment to Indigenous students and communities through collaboration with the Executive Director, Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement. The Vice-Provost will have delegated authority to act on behalf of the Provost.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and respected scholar in both teaching and research and an exemplary leader who brings a strong commitment to serving the needs of students and advancing the University’s Strategic Framework. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of success as a university academic administrator with experience as a department chair or other senior academic leader.  A commitment to advancing UVic’s vision of being the Canadian university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement is critical for success.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  In pursuit of our values, we seek members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.  We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. To read our full equity statement, please see: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage in a leadership role at the University of Victoria.  To learn more, please call Maureen Geldart or Jayson Young of The Geldart Group at 604.926.0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and names and contact information of three references in confidence to: jayson@thegeldartgroup.com   We will respond to all who apply.