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Provost and Vice-President, Academic

The University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg (City), Manitoba
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, and on original Treaty One land, in the heart of the Métis homeland, The University of Winnipeg offers a cadre of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology and Applied Health, and Science. The UWinnipeg is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its representation across its leadership positions, and in the work that it does.  It is home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 340 full-time faculty, 323 instructional staff, and 489 support staff. It has an established reputation for academic and research excellence, a supportive and caring learning and working environment, and a commitment to Indigenous engagement and achievement.

The Opportunity

The Provost and Vice-President, Academic is the University’s Chief Academic Officer, and under the President and Vice-Chancellor, leads the academic mission of the University, and ensures that resources are appropriately allocated to support it. The Provost and Vice-President, Academic works closely with Deans, faculty, staff, and students to provide an outstanding academic and student experience. As an appointed member of the Board of Regents and Vice-Chair of Senate, the Provost and Vice-President, Academic ensures that the voices of academics and students are represented at the most senior levels of the University.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate for this role will possess a distinguished record of scholarship and university administration and be eligible for appointment to the senior professorial ranks. Individuals must have excellent interpersonal skills, a transparent and collaborative leadership style, and a demonstrated commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research.

The ideal candidate will have extensive academic administrative experience, possess a principled dedication to creativity, excellence, and to building and nurturing an effective team. The individual will work collegially and collaboratively as a member of the senior leadership team, and with deans, directors, faculty members, and staff. 

The ability to build strong partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders, experience handling complex budgets, and a deep commitment to Indigeneity, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism are essential characteristics.

The appointment, which is renewable, is for five years and is to take effect July 1, 2023. Consideration of candidates will commence in the fall of 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please express interest by submitting a letter and curriculum vitae to Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Julia Robarts or Andrea Patrick at Odgers Berndtson at 1 866-962-1990 or

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Winnipeg and Odgers Berndtson are committed to ensuring that employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any point in the recruitment process by contacting Odgers Berndtson.

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