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Deputy Provost

University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge (City), Alberta
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge), Alberta’s Destination University, is a comprehensive and
research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, a place where inspired
scholars truly and effectively integrate research and creativity with teaching. Many world-class
researchers have made their home here and continue to push the boundaries of their disciplines
supported by outstanding facilities and a thriving graduate and postdoctoral program.
Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, we are a place where student engagement is
prioritized, and students at all levels are involved in research and creative activities as part of their
learning experiences on a daily basis. uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60
specialized graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health
Sciences, the School of Liberal Education, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of
Business, at two campuses - Lethbridge and Calgary - to more than 8,250 students. uLethbridge takes
pride in enhancing community engagement and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous
peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs
of these communities. ULethbridge is committed to creating and supporting environments that
incorporate principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, are respectful to all, and encourage diversity
of thoughts in the discussions.
Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Deputy Provost will play a
pivotal role in the University’s academic leadership team. With a strong strategic vision and skill for
collaboration, the Deputy Provost will have the opportunity to influence the University’s strategic
direction, including oversight of academic quality assurance and new program development,
Institutional Analysis, International, the Teaching Centre, and the Calgary Campus. The Deputy
Provost will embrace innovation, they will support opportunities to enhance teaching and learning
and research through emerging technologies and pedagogical practices, while contributing to the
sustainability and growth of academic programs. This role will be responsible for supporting
institutional planning and administration in all aspects of the academic operations, involving
students, faculty members, academic and support staff, alumni, members of the governance
committees, and staff associations.
The Deputy Provost will help to bolster the university's position as a leader in higher education by
empowering students to excel in their academic journey while making meaningful contributions to
our global society. They will guide academic planning, and ignite initiatives that elevate teaching,
research, and student success. The Deputy Provost will also support the implementation of equity,
diversity, inclusion, and belonging principles into the University’s overarching strategy, and
champion Indigenous engagement, reconciliation and Ways of Knowing across the campus. As a key
partner within the University, the Deputy Provost will work together with academic Deans, faculty
members, and key constituents to forge partnerships and align academic programs and strategic
The successful candidate will possess a PhD or professional graduate degree, or comparable terminal
degree in their discipline, and is seen as a recognized leader in their field. They are known as a
dynamic leader with strong strategic acumen, exceptional interpersonal skills, and an unwavering
commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The ideal candidate will have experience
in government relations, metrics for evaluating post-secondary institutions and have been in a senior
role as an academic leader including Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair, or Director of a centre
or institute, or similar academic structure.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV online via this link:
The finalist candidate(s) will be required to provide references and undergo a confidential
background check to verify academic credentials and ensure no criminal record. Review of
applications will commence the week of November 20th until the position is filled.
Additionally, for more information about this opportunity, you may send an email in confidence to
uLethbridge is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and representative workforce that is reflective of
the community we serve. The University welcomes all applications from qualified candidates including all
employment equity groups of Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, racialized individuals and
persons of diverse gender and sexual orientation protected under the Alberta Human rights code. In
accordance with the Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will
be given preference.

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