Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: January 23, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 904004
  • Consultant: Eric Floyd
  • Industry: Education
Our client, the Vancouver campus of a prominent US based university, is seeking an Associate Provost for Academic Affairs to work closely with the University Provost and the Vancouver Campus Executive to provide leadership to academic initiatives, programs and structures that support faculty, students and academic programs and their leaders on the Vancouver Campus. The position reports directly to the UP and requires exceptional intellectual leadership, active engagement with higher education in British Columbia, and a high level of interpersonal, administrative and writing skills.

The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will work to sustain and strengthen academic programs and policies, support teaching and learning and scholarly activities, guide program and degree approval processes, and advance the role of the school among universities in British Columbia. This person will also help oversee identification of new academic program opportunities, support the development and review of existing programs, and support and facilitate curriculum and teaching development and student learning on the Vancouver Campus.

What you will be doing:
  • Support program coordinators and associate directors with academic leadership of University programs
  • Under the guidance of the University Provost and in collaboration with the VCE, Deans and Directors, provide academic leadership in the review and renewal of current academic programs, including compliance with BC Degree Quality Assurance Board policies and requirements, and alignment of program design and delivery with student career success needs; identify, establish and grow new programs as appropriate.
  • Support College Deans and School Directors, program coordinators and associate directors to ensure high-quality academic hiring; support faculty development, including onboarding, professional development, mentoring; assist HR Coordinator and College Deans and School Directors with academic contract management, compliance with HR policies; develop and implement academic staffing plan
  • Strengthen the research culture on the Vancouver Campus by encouraging and supporting faculty and student scholarship, facilitating and supporting faculty applications for funding, establishing a relationship with Tri-council and other funding bodies, monitoring and publicizing research output, creating dissemination opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with and proactively promote academic policies; promote initiatives to support academic integrity; liaise with Director of Student Services to respond to cases of academic misconduct.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing and recruitment personnel in support of enrolment goals.
  • Raise the academic profile of the school among BC post-secondary institutions; develop relationships with local academic leaders, particularly in areas where the school has existing or potential degree programs; develop and manage articulation and pathway agreements with feeder and transfer institutions; identify and develop academic partnerships.
  • Convene and chair task forces addressing issues related to academic affairs as directed by the University Provost.
Who you are:
  • A doctoral degree from an accredited university.
  • At least five years of successful experience in academic leadership (department chair, associate dean or dean level would be suitable). Experience with higher education in Canada is essential.
  • Distinguished record of teaching and commitment to student life and learning. Experience in an international setting or working with international students is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated history of research and scholarship, including successful external grant applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, program review, and new program development. Experience with on-line teaching would be beneficial.
  • Ability to manage and implement academic initiatives and programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and make data-informed decisions in a manner consistent with the principle of transparency.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the University Provost and other senior institutional leaders.
  • Ability to use discretion and sound judgement in handling sensitive and complex issues.
The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package and will be joining a collaborative team. If you feel you could be a good fit, please forward your resume ASAP!