Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Ottawa, Ontario (CA)
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Carleton University

Carleton University invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Provost and Vice-President (Academic) with the appointment to be effective July 1, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious research and teaching institution that, having celebrated its 75th anniversary, is poised to define the next stage of its evolution.

Located in Ottawa, Carleton University has grown to over 30,000 full- and part-time students from more than 150 countries around the world, 950 academic faculty and over 2,000 staff. Carleton is a values-driven institution that is innovative, deeply interdisciplinary and committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding, and working across fields in unique ways. Since 2008, the University has launched 74 new academic programs aligned with Carleton’s research strengths, including the environment, health, digital and information technologies, global affairs, business, entrepreneurship and governance. Graduate and undergraduate enrolments have been growing at a pace well above the provincial average, and Carleton’s research profile continues to grow nationally and internationally. Further information may be found at 

Reporting to the President as a key member of his executive team, the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)  is the chief academic officer and chief budget officer of Carleton University, responsible for academic and strategic planning, resource allocation, and enhancing an environment of academic excellence and innovation for students, faculty and staff. Supported by an outstanding team of Deans and Associate/Assistant Vice-Presidents, the Provost will foster an environment that promotes equity and inclusion and that allows creativity, research, community-engaged scholarship and teaching excellence to flourish.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar and an exemplary leader with a strong commitment to providing students, faculty and staff with an environment where they can do their best work. The Provost will possess a proven record of senior academic leadership success with experience in planning and budgeting, building collaborative teams, labour relations, and promoting excellence, equity, indigeneity, diversity and inclusion. Candidates will have the experience, organizational ability and vision to effectively and strategically lead a large, complex, academic portfolio. This person will possess an open and collegial leadership style, outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, and the capacity to build and sustain positive working relationships with academic and administrative units, as well as with government agencies and external groups. 

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The search committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately.  Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.