Provost and Vice-President - Academic 

Canada (CA)
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Brock University

Brock University, in Niagara, is conducting an extensive search for a Provost and Vice-President, Academic to take office in the fall of 2018, and invites expressions of interest, applications, and nominations. This is an opportunity to join the University at a transformational time in its history, as it continues to articulate and develop a vision that charts an exciting and innovative future.

With a student population approaching 19,000, approximately 1,500 faculty and staff, and a network of close to 90,000 accomplished alumni, Brock University has forged a reputation as a modern and innovative comprehensive university. Brock has six Faculties and two Schools offering a wide range of programmes at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. It also features one of Canada’s most diversified co-operative programmes and a range of other experiential, service, and creative learning opportunities. Brock is committed to fostering excellence in transdisciplinary research and is home to six hubs that bridge disciplines to solve complex problems. The University is located within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara region, an area known for viticulture, tourism, natural beauty, and its proximity to major Canadian and American cities.  Brock’s location plays a key role in its identity, as more than 200 community collaborations allow the University to be a vital partner who helps advance Niagara’s economic and intellectual transformation. For further information about the University, please visit the website at  

The Provost and Vice-President, Academic is Brock’s chief academic officer, chief operating officer and the principal advisor to the President on all academic affairs, providing leadership in academic policy and programming, research, strategic planning, and budgeting.  The Provost will continue to develop and support Brock’s innovative learning experiences and advance its academic aspirations, which include renewing its programme offerings in areas that contribute to a positive student experience, the economic and social transformation of the region, and the health and well-being of its citizens. 

The successful candidate will be an accomplished researcher and teacher, and an exemplary leader with a strong commitment to serving the needs of faculty, staff, and students. He/she will be an experienced senior academic administrator with a demonstrated ability to advance and transform university academic programmes, goals, and priorities. The Provost and Vice-President, Academic will possess: an open and collegial style; outstanding management, communication, and interpersonal skills; a creative approach to problem solving; the ability to inspire faculty and staff; a proven track record of promoting excellence, equity, and diversity; strong support for community engagement; and the capacity to build and sustain positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including University Senate and the Board of Trustees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, racialized peoples, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

Consideration of potential candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate), and should be forwarded electronically, in confidence, to the University’s executive search consultants:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. 


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