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Bow Valley College

Vice President, Academic



Job Description

Vice President, Academic

Bow Valley College

Location:  Calgary


Bow Valley College is Alberta’s largest comprehensive community college. From humble beginnings 50 years ago, we now serve over 15,000 learners annually with locations throughout Southern Alberta, including three state-of-the-art campuses in downtown Calgary.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President Academic (VPA) is the College’s senior position responsible for the academic portfolio and related leadership initiatives.  The VPA will champion academic excellence in teaching and learning, applied research, and the integration of academic and non-academic services to support the whole student, while advancing the broader mission, strategies and goals of Bow Valley College.  Like many post-secondary institutions, Bow Valley College is reorienting itself to remain both relevant and sustainable in an evolving economic environment.  Grounded in student success and learning, this reorientation is being shaped by demographic, economic, technological, and pedagogical drivers. 

The ideal candidate brings a strategic, inspirational, transparent, and communicative leadership style to maintain the existing collaborative culture with learners, faculty, staff, and alumni.  You will have significant teaching and administrative experience leading a post-secondary unit and be known for building institutional capacity that supports academic success. You will ideally have a relevant graduate degree, a passion for learner and employee success, as well as respect and support for diversity. 

Personally, the ideal individual is approachable and open, collaborative, credible, entrepreneurial, politically astute, high energy, resilient, courageous, adaptable, comfortable in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity, creative, curious, a team player and team builder, strategic, and visionary. Above all, you are passionate about learner success.


To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Contact Information

Bow Valley College
Diane Chua
Posting Date: 29-Mar-2017Executive and General Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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