Vice-President (Grenfell Campus)

Newfoundland & Labrador (CA)
18 Apr 2017
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18 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Memorial University
Vice-President (Grenfell Campus)

Memorial University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice-President (Grenfell Campus). 

As one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada and the only university in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is a public, multi-campus institution with teaching, research, and public engagement programs of international distinction. Memorial University offers programs to more than 18,000 students including 3,800 graduate students supported by over 1,000 faculty members across three campuses; the St. John’s campus and polytechnic Marine Institute in St. John’s on the east coast of the island, and the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook on the west coast of the island.  Memorial also has a study abroad residential campus situated in Harlow, England and diverse facilities across the province, such as the Labrador Institute and marine stations on the east and west coasts of Newfoundland.

Founded in 1975, the Grenfell Campus has gained a strong reputation for its Schools of Arts and Social Science, Fine Arts, Science and the Environment, and the Western Regional School of Nursing. The Campus is home to approximately 1,300 students and 100 faculty members, offers 19 degree programs, and has an annual budget of approximately $30 million. At Grenfell, faculty, staff, and students enjoy a high degree of collegiality, reaping the benefits of a small-campus setting within a larger multi-campus system. Grenfell offers graduate programming in arts and science, and the campus is a dynamic and creative research community. Scholars are active in all areas of research, creative activity and scholarship, and the campus is poised for research growth. For more information on Memorial University and the Grenfell Campus, visit and respectively.

Memorial’s next Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) will  provide leadership to advance the institution’s vision and mission, and will work with the campus community to realize the goals set out in its strategic plan (Vision 20/20). As a member of Memorial’s executive team and as Grenfell’s chief ambassador, the Vice-President will focus on strategies that move the institution forward.  With an emphasis on building partnerships and increasing community engagement, the Vice-President will ensure the continued enhancement of a student-centred educational experience so that Grenfell remains a campus of choice for both education and employment.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the ideal candidate for the position holds a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor and possesses a proven track record of academic administrative experience. The position oversees all operations of the Campus, and works collegially with other leaders at Grenfell as well as the University to realize the vision for Grenfell’s future. The new Vice-President will embrace Grenfell’s culture, and will perform the requirements of the position with a passion for and a commitment to its continued success.

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

The appointment, which is renewable, is for five years. Consideration of candidates will commence early May 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at