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Nipissing University

Provost & Vice-President, Academic & Research


North BayTOR-8648-1506758

Company Information

Nipissing University is a young and dynamic institution with roots in teacher education that reach back 100 years. Today, through the integration of teaching, research, professional internships, service and global experiences in undergraduate, professional and selected graduate areas, Nipissing University offers a student experience that is highly rated in national and international surveys of student engagement and quality of education.

Nipissing University is located in the City of North Bay, Ontario, a comfortable three hour drive from Toronto and four hours from Ottawa. North Bay is situated on beautiful Lake Nipissing and is served by a regional airport. The University enjoys a unique relationship with Canadore College and provides a model for collaboration that serves as an example for institutions across Canada. In addition to the North Bay main campus, Nipissing University has a regional campus located in Brantford, Ontario.

Job Description

Nipissing University invites applications for the position of Provost & Vice-President, Academic & Research (PVPAR). The ideal candidate will have the energy and imagination to lead and innovate, and the experience and judgment necessary to build an exciting and sustainable future for the University.

The Provost & Vice-President, Academic and Research reports to the President & Vice- Chancellor and is the chief academic officer of the University. The PVPAR leads by promoting the highest standards in academic innovation, including teaching and curriculum, research and scholarship, and intellectual and creative activity.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effective academic leadership and vision in higher education, dedication to a high calibre of undergraduate liberal education, and a commitment to the development of the whole learner. S/he will have a distinguished academic background, including strong research productivity and a record of promoting research and scholarship. In addition, s/he will have significant administrative experience and accomplishments, a thorough grasp of issues in post-secondary education, and the ability to work collegially and communicate effectively in a university setting.

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Aboriginal persons, women, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates will begin May 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jane Griffith or Jason Murray at

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Nipissing University
Posting Date: 17-Apr-2017Research Administration Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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