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Posting number 2018.AVP_REGS
Position Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies
Group Administration
Department Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies
Location Abbotsford

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins September 1, 2018.

Situated within the traditional territory of the Stó:lō First Nation, UFV is a dynamic and innovative multi-campus university with six campuses and centres in the Fraser Valley, as well as a growing campus in Chandigarh, India. A one-hour drive from Vancouver, UFV enjoys a setting characterized by spectacular mountains, a warm west coast climate and welcoming communities.

UFV is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization, and it puts student learning at the centre of all it does. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education, UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. More information about the University is available at www.ufv.ca.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies will lead in achieving the research, scholarship and graduate studies related goals of the University’s strategic and education plans, (www.ufv.ca/president/UFV_Strategic_Directions), as well as the strategic research plan. These plans include in their goals, ensuring that UFV offers the best undergraduate education in Canada, provides leadership for the development of the Fraser Valley, prioritizes learning everywhere, and collaborates across boundaries to integrate experiential learning. Supervising an office with several staff, the AVP is responsible for the administration of graduate programs for the university, and for working with the Provost to support and advance research, scholarship and creative activities, with an emphasis on community-engaged and applied research, while overseeing the generation of revenue through grants and contracts. The AVP is also a member of various senior administrative committees, including the Senior Academic Leadership Team and the Provost’s Council on Student Success.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in an appropriate field or discipline, coupled with a solid research profile and the ability to build interdisciplinary bridges and research partnerships internally and externally. They will bring a record of consultative leadership, and a passion for research and student learning. Strong skills in strategic planning, budgeting, community engagement, and criteria-driven review and planning processes are essential.

Consideration of candidates will begin February 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be directed, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford or Laura Brannan at ufvavpregs@odgersberndtson.com. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please click the link below to read further details about this career opportunity:

https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/opportunities#AssignDetail.aspx?guid=14662

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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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