Chief Information Officer, Associate Vice President 

Guelph (CA)
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Guelph
Chief Information Officer, Associate Vice President 

The University of Guelph, located on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, is like no other university in Canada. As a leading comprehensive university known for excellence in agriculture, veterinary medicine, engineering and the arts and sciences, the University of Guelph’s students, faculty and staff are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Research-intensive and learner-centred, the University campuses span urban hubs and rural communities and offer a supportive culture. At Guelph, knowledge is turned into action.

The University is seeking to appoint an Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer with a track record of transformational leadership gained in large and complex organisations. Reporting to the Provost, the successful candidate will develop and implement a compelling strategic plan. They will harmonize and leverage our existing IT systems and processes so that the University of Guelph can promote a world-class user experience for students and faculty and enhance every aspect of the University’s operations. The scope of responsibility, potential for transformative impact, and degree to which this CIO office will be integrated into senior executive decision-making will be unique in Canadian Higher Education due to the direct and indirect authority they will have over all IT staff on campus.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership experience and technical skills and be a champion for the transformative role technology can play in a modern research university. They will embrace the diverse ecosystem of the University of Guelph and bring a proactive service mentality to a broad set of stakeholders, while contributing substantially to all of the University’s strategic initiatives. Crucially, they will have the interpersonal and communication skills required to operate at the most senior levels of the University, engage stakeholders in transformative change and build strong partnerships with public and private sector partners and other strategic contacts both nationally and internationally. 

The University of Guelph is committed to equity, diversity and building an inclusive campus through its policies, practices, and programs. The University supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and is actively soliciting applications from members of underrepresented groups. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the mission of building a diverse, equitable and inclusive University community are encouraged to apply.

For further information and details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Details via the Perrett Laver website by visiting and quoting reference 3458. 
The closing date for applications is Friday, April 27th, 2018.