Senior Director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Calgary (CA)
28 Aug 2018
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27 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

University of Calgary

Location: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research intensive post-secondary learning institutions, with over 34,000 students in 14 faculties, over 2,300 academic staff, and over 3,300 non-academic staff across five campuses.

Through their Eyes High vision, the University of Calgary has been fundamentally transformed. They have raised their global profile, enhanced the quality of undergraduate and graduate education, promoted innovation and excellence in scholarly activity, and provided significant returns to the community and economy both locally and beyond. The Eyes High 2017-2022 vision was recently updated. Launched in the 50th Anniversary year of the University, it will continue to provide the platform from which the University can leverage its momentum and aspirations. The University continues to serve as a beacon for change, for elevating excellence, and for building a strong community around a shared future vision to be recognized as a top 5 research university in Canada, with a strong focus on student experience, campus culture and entrepreneurial thinking. 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to enriching the quality and breadth of learning at the University of Calgary. It is a building for innovation, a community of colleagues and a collection of activities dedicated to better understanding and improving student learning. The Taylor Institute collaboratively gathers people from across campus to inspire and be inspired by new pedagogical thought, conversation and practice. The Institute is a cornerstone of the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision and strategy. Its mandate embodies the strategy’s three foundational commitments of sharpening focus on research and scholarship, enriching the quality and breadth of learning, and fully integrating the university with the community.

The University of Calgary, and the Taylor Institute now seeks a recognized scholar and academic leader to become the Senior Director, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), the Senior Director’s primary role is to provide academic and administrative leadership for the Taylor Institute (TI). This is an academic position where the incumbent will engage in scholarly activities, provide administrative leadership across the TI, and play a key role in the development, implementation and promotion of the TI vision and strategy. The role includes responsibilities in the key areas of leadership & governance, people, financial, operational management, and quality assurance.

The ideal candidate is a visionary and growth-oriented leader with the ability to collaborate and build relationships with all levels of the university community. The Senior Director will have an earned doctorate and an international reputation as a distinguished scholar, with academic qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor or Teaching Professor. The incumbent will have a strong track record of educational/academic leadership and administrative experience with a financial understanding and comfort, having dealt with a range of staffing and budgeting issues. The successful candidate will have a mindset of curiosity and discovery with the confidence to take risks that can lead to innovation in teaching and research. The incumbent must also have a proven track record in building collaborations, mentorship, and student engagement;  a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the external community including other universities, as well as the internal community including university administration, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, donors, alumni, unions, and staff.

Ranked the  most liveable city in North America, 3rd most ethnically diverse city in Canada, and possessing one of the youngest populations of major cities in Canada, Calgary is home to the University of Calgary, world-class attractions, sporting amenities and public infrastructure that support healthy lifestyles. Calgary is a city of leaders—in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. With the highest concentration of entrepreneurs and Canadian head offices in Canada, Calgary ranked 2nd in Canada’s Best Places to do Business. Situated in the sunny foothills of Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a major urban centre surrounded by an area of profound beauty with unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment. 

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $180,000 per annum and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit:

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your CV and related materials in to