The University of Victoria is recognized as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and ranks among the world’s best higher education institutions. The over 22,000 students and 5,000 employees (including 900 faculty) benefit from the UVic Edge – the fusion of dynamic learning and research with vital impact in an extraordinary academic environment. A welcoming and diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet.
UVic is known for its exceptional educational environment, students are immersed in dynamic learning that’s fuelled by research-inspired insights and personal, hands-on experiences. Students work in Indigenous communities, international settings, or wilderness protected areas in field schools. They tackle international innovation challenges or collaborate on groundbreaking research. UVic also has one of Canada’s largest university co-operative education programs with more than 4,300 placements each year. In a recent survey of graduates, 96% were satisfied or very satisfied with their UVic education.
The University’s excellence is also reflected in UVic’s dynamic capabilities for research in areas as diverse as: culture and creativity; data science and cyber-physical systems; environment, climate and energy; global studies and social justice; health and life sciences; Indigenous research; ocean science and technology; physical sciences and engineering, and mathematics and computer science.
Reporting to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, the Associate Vice-President Academic Planning (AVPAP) is a key member of the Provost’s team, working to advance the academic vision of the University. The AVPAP’s responsibilities include contributing leadership to the University’s academic direction and related strategic plans; coordinating and supporting academic planning in the faculties; planning and facilitating new academic programs and initiatives; and attending to the quality and excellence of those programs. The AVPAP also plays a significant role in integrating academic planning with other areas, including enrolment management, student services, research and technology, and capital and facilities planning.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and respected scholar in relation to both teaching and research, appointable as a professor at UVic. A track record of success as an administrator in a university (experience at the level of chair of a department or higher) with an understanding of the diverse missions and practices of the University as articulated in the Strategic Framework. With a commitment to excellence in teaching and research-inspired education, the AVPAP will have the capacity to lead, develop and maintain collegial, collaborative relationships of respect and trust, and exercise influence using diplomacy. To apply for this role submit your resume below.