President and Vice-Chancellor

Ref: 3943

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Role Managed by:

Audrey Gamet

Head of Research

t: +1-312-380-0797


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 07/06/2019

Formal Interview Date: Mid-October

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The University of Manitoba is located on Treaty One territory and the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.  The University is seeking a visionary President and Vice-Chancellor to lead it into the next decade. Since 1877, the University has been driving discovery and inspiring minds through innovative ideas, teaching and research excellence.   We are a proud member of the U15 Group of Canadian research intensive, medical/doctoral universities. Our unique history combined with an exceptional commitment to leading edge research and teaching ensure we will continue to have a transformative impact for our students and society in the future.

The University of Manitoba is home to a dedicated and diverse community of over 38,000 scholars, staff and students. Our mission is to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world. Learning from and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and perspectives and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples are central to this mission.

The success of the University and the province of Manitoba are inextricably interlinked in a way that is unique to most universities in Canada. The University aims to create connections externally and emphasize its relevance and importance locally, nationally and internationally. We will focus on building strong connections across campus and ensure that our internal administrative systems and processes are as effective as possible for the entire University of Manitoba community. We will continue to ensure we deliver outstanding and accessible education to our students and at the same time build on our reputation for research excellence and impact.

We welcome applications from authentic, experienced, collegial leaders committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion who are capable of representing the extremely broad University community internally and externally. Our next President will be an effective communicator with strong relationship building skills and bring experience and a sincere focus on engagement and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The University will be supported in the appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the Search Committee in the discharge of its duties, both to assist the assessment of candidates against the requirements of the role and to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates.

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter assessing self against the key criteria and a statement of interest. 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

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