Provost and Vice-President Academic

Location
Saskatchewan (CA)
Posted
21 May 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Provost and Vice-President Academic

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is one of Canada’s top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, such as infectious diseases, and water and food security.  

New knowledge through research, scholarly and artistic work underlies all academic endeavors across the university's 17 colleges and schools. With a diverse faculty of talented and creative teachers and researchers, the accomplishments of the university's faculty and students are broad and wide-reaching. Academic programming at the undergraduate and graduate levels embraces and impacts everything from health care to agriculture, technology, education, environment, economics, policy development, and a multitude of other priority areas. USask research touches the lives of people locally and around the world, whether in the form of novel vaccines, new improved crop varieties, or innovative literacy education programs. Through national and global collaborations, the University of Saskatchewan is working to find solutions to pressing societal and scientific challenges. Academic programming and discovery are enhanced by outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-Intervac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.  

Against this impressive backdrop, USask is looking to appoint its next Provost and Vice-President Academic. Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice-President Academic plays a critical and integrative role in the establishment and achievement of the strategic directions and academic priorities of the University.  The role provides institution-level leadership to a wide range of senior administrative positions across the University, including members of the President’s Executive Committee, Deans and Executive Directors of 17 Colleges and Schools, and heads of other major senior administrative units.  The Provost and Vice-President Academic also provides leadership to a diverse academic community of more than 60 Department Heads, 1,000 faculty members, and professional and administrative staff across the University.  

The successful candidate will be an exceptional scholar and administrator who brings significant experience of academic leadership within a complex and globally engaged research institution. A proven and influential leader who appreciates and encourages innovation in all forms, the successful candidate will have outstanding academic credentials, a distinguished record of scholarship and university administration, and a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and reconciliation.  

To learn more about this outstanding leadership opportunity, please contact Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at 604.926.0600 or apply by sending your curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information for 3 referees, in strictest confidence to info@thegeldartgroup.com.   We will respond to all who apply.  

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced.

The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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