President and Vice-Chancellor

Location
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
Posted
12 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

President and Vice-Chancellor
Western University
London, Ontario

Western makes connections. Committed to outstanding engagement – across the spectrum of the university student and alumni experience, at the boundaries and intersections of disciplines in research, and in collaborations and partnerships from the local to the global – Western is a university that understands the impact of relationships.

As Western’s President and Vice-Chancellor, you will bring your strength in relationship building to a vibrant learning and research community that attracts the brightest scholars from across Canada and around the world. Embracing Western’s comprehensiveness as well as its distinctive areas of research strength, you will champion the whole University, working inclusively to support and challenge a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that can take its place among the best in the world. Western’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor will be passionate about achieving excellence on the world stage, raising Western’s profile among globally preeminent universities, and graduating leaders with the capacity to recognize, define, and engage the increasingly complex challenges facing our world.

A respected academic and administrative leader, you have breadth of experience and understanding across disciplines, a global perspective, and a reputation for upholding the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research. You understand the challenges and opportunities of running a publicly funded university, and the importance of sound financial stewardship. Forward-thinking, aspirational, and strategic, with a transparent, collegial management style, you will embrace innovation and celebrate success. An exceptional communicator and ambassador, you will inspire, engage, and bring together Western’s internal and external communities to realize its vision: to be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university.

The President and Vice-Chancellor’s term will begin in the summer of 2019. The University invites all qualified individuals to apply no later than August 3, 2018. Western is com¬mitted to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups / visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process for applicants with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

A detailed role profile is available at uwo.ca/univsec/presidential_search/criteria.html. Please direct confidential inquiries and/or applications to Project 180318 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php or via email to Heather Ring at Caldwell hring@caldwellpartners.com