Associate Vice-President Research
University of Victoria
Victoria, British ColumbiaApply Now
Role Managed by:
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 10/01/2020
The University of Victoria (UVic) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with a vison to be the Canadian university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning, and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet. Our UVic Strategic Framework priorities include the advancement of research excellence and impact, with the goal to excel in diverse forms of research and creative activity, innovation, and knowledge mobilization. We are a recognized leader in a broad array of interdisciplinary research areas such as creativity and culture; data science and cyber-physical systems; environment, climate, and energy; global studies and social justice; health and life sciences; Indigenous research; ocean science and technology; and, physical sciences and engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
UVic is seeking an Associate Vice-President Research (AVPR) to support and help guide the research mission of the University. The AVPR reports directly to the Vice-President Research and plays a critical role in seeking and responding to funding opportunities, building strategic partnerships with external organizations, and interpreting policy and procedures related to research in order to enhance the research environment at UVic. The AVPR has a particular and strategic focus on overseeing our excellent research centres and leading strategic initiatives in areas that align with the existing and emerging areas of research strength at UVic and with the priorities and objectives outlined in the Strategic Framework.
We are looking for a research leader who couples an understanding of the Canadian research landscape with a track record of facilitating collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts. The successful candidate will bring administrative leadership experience and be a strategic thinker and excellent communicator who is consultative, collegial, persuasive, engaging, and visionary.
The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. More information on our equity statement can be found at: https://www.uvic.ca/equity/employment-equity/statement/
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
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