Vice-President (Grenfell Campus)

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador (CA)
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is in traditional Mi’kmaw territory, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

Founded in 1975, Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – located in the City of Corner Brook, the largest community in western Newfoundland - has gained a strong reputation for high quality education across its four academic Schools: Arts and Social Science, Fine Arts, Science and the Environment, and the Western Regional School of Nursing. The campus is home to approximately 1,400 students and 250 full-time academic and administrative staff, offers undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees, and diplomas and certificates, and has an annual budget of approximately $30 million. Faculty are active in diverse areas of research, creative activity and scholarship, and the campus is poised for research growth. At Grenfell Campus, faculty, staff, and students enjoy a high degree of collegiality, reaping the benefits of an intimate campus setting within a larger multi-campus system. The campus is a dynamic and creative research community and has a strong record of engagement with Indigenous and community partners, and research collaborators around the region and the world. For more information about Grenfell Campus, visit

Grenfell Campus seeks a visionary and collegial individual for the position of Vice-President (Grenfell Campus), a leader who will focus on strategies to move the institution forward and strengthen its commitment to the region and province, with an emphasis on building partnerships, increasing community engagement, and fostering a student-centered educational experience. A member of Memorial’s executive team and Grenfell Campus’s chief ambassador, and reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) oversees all operations of the campus, and works collaboratively with senior administrative, academic, and student leaders at the campus, across Memorial University, and with the broader community to realize the vision and mission for Grenfell Campus’s future and accomplish the goals set out in its Committing to Communities – Strategic Plan 2020-25.

As an experienced and effective university administrative leader, eligible for a tenured academic appointment at Memorial University, the successful candidate will foster excellence and innovation in research, teaching, learning, and public engagement within a multi-campus environment. Candidates will possess good communication and partnership building skills, respect for the principles of collegial governance, and demonstrated leadership in advocating for and advancing institutional equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigenization and anti-racism goals. The new Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) will embrace Grenfell Campus’s culture, perform the position with passion and a commitment to continued success, and exhibit integrity, sound judgement, resourcefulness, optimism, and confidence.

The appointment, which is renewable, is for five years and is to take effect at the earliest mutually agreeable opportunity. Consideration of candidates will commence in February 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, and/or expressions of interest by way of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Krutika Hotwani at

As one of the largest postsecondary institutions in Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial University aims to be one of the most distinguished public universities in Canada and internationally. Memorial University enjoys national and global impact, while fulfilling its social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province, and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific, and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. This includes the University’s commitment to Indigenous students and peoples, as well as the many international students that join its vibrant community.

Memorial University is a medical/doctoral comprehensive university with 19 faculties and schools offering more than 100-degree programs of international distinction across a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, health disciplines, sciences, fine arts, education and business. Research funding totals approximately $160 million annually, and the University’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty includes 31 fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, and 21 Canada Research Chairs. Memorial University is home to over 19,000 students spread across four campuses (two campuses located in St. John’s, including the Fisheries and Marine Institute, as well as campuses in Corner Brook, Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Labrador) and Harlow (England)), and a global network of over 100,000 accomplished alumni. As a respected employer of 3,700 faculty and staff, Memorial University provides a dynamic, multi-campus environment that fosters innovation and creativity, equity, and diversity. For more information on Memorial University, please visit

Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of diverse sexuality and gender, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Memorial University and Odgers Berndtson respect people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants during the process. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Odgers Berndtson.

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