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Vice President, Research

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan

The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšinapek, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.

Located next to idyllic Wascana Lake, the University of Regina (U of R) is a vibrant institution, with an established reputation for excellence and innovative programming. With more than 2,500 faculty and staff, including almost 500 tenure-track faculty, and close to 16,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, in 10 faculties and 24 academic departments, the University community is devoted to research, scholarship, and social responsibility. In addition, the University includes three federated colleges: Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, Luther College as well as La Cité universitaire francophone.

The U of R’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020: “peyak aski kikawinaw Together We Are Stronger” renewed its commitment to Indigenization and Sustainability, and a focus on three Strategic Priorities: Student Success, Research Impact, and Commitment to Our Communities. The University continues to move forward with strength, capitalizing upon accomplishments to carry forth into the coming decade as a prominent feature on the Canadian academic landscape. In addition, the University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan enunciates several research objectives, including: continuted and enhanced support for students and researchers as required to deliver high impact outcomes; advancing the profile and awareness of research successes locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally; and increasing research partnerships and projects with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, communities, and organizations, including the First Nations University of Canada. Moving forward, the University has embarked on a strategic planning process to help create the new five-year plan for the future.

The U of R now invites applications for the appointment of a Vice-President (Research). Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President (Research) will oversee the effective operation of the Research Office and will be responsible for leading and supporting the growth of the U of R’s research culture, advocating and championing research at the U of R, and deepening and extending the nexus of research, teaching, and service across the University’s programs. In addition, the Vice-President (Research) will help maximize resources for research by sourcing new funding opportunities, leveraging existing funding, providing access to students, maximizing available space, and encouraging and mentoring colleagues to build partnerships outside of the University to help grow the U of R’s success in knowledge translation, technology transfer, and commercialization of research.

As the successful candidate you have a record of scholarship consistent with appointment to the rank of Full Professor, a personal record of success in securing Tri-Agency funding for research, a well-developed scholarly research profile, and a demonstrated track record of excellence with graduate student supervision and training. With strong interpersonal communication skills, integrity, and a consultative and collaborative leadership style, you have the ability to promote cross-disciplinary research activities, and to be a mentor for researchers across the campus. You will also have an appreciation for, and understanding of the relationships among all types and levels of research including pure/basic, applied, creative, and community-driven. Knowledge of the research and funding communities provincially, nationally, and internationally (government, private sector, and others), and the ability to nurture and develop strong relationships with these partners would also be an asset.  

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. While we encourage all qualified applicants to apply, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The new Vice-President (Research) will take office in the summer of 2020, or as mutually agreed. The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates in February 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The salary range for this position is $220,000 to $330,000 per annum and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

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