University of Victoria — Associate Vice-President, Global Engagement

The University of Victoria (UVic) acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

UVic is the place where people want to learn, engage and innovate. As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, its vision is to integrate outstanding scholarship, engaged learning, and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet. UVic is dedicated to the highest standards of research, creativity, teaching and service. A welcoming and diverse university community with an inclusive and collegial culture, UVic tackles issues that matter. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and global perspectives. Its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and around the world.

UVic is seeking to appoint a new Associate Vice-President (AVP) Global Engagement. Reporting to the President, this newly created position provides strategic and inspired leadership to enhance the university’s global connectivity and international profile in fulfillment of the university’s vision and mission. As a key member of the university’s leadership team, the Associate Vice-President leads the Office for Global Engagement.

UVic’s new AVP Global Engagement will be an innovative and inspiring leader with a demonstrated commitment to decolonization and equity, diversity and inclusion. They will have a track-record of administrative leadership success, financial acumen, delivering on internationalization initiatives, and building collaborative teams. They will be a collaborative leader who shares UVic’s goals for an inclusive, vibrant and engaging learning and research community. Their leadership will be values-based and they will possess the interpersonal skills needed to build excellent relationships across disciplines, among the diverse groups that make up UVic, and with external stakeholders and partners across the globe.

UVic will be supported in the appointment process by its executive search partner Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae along with a covering letter that briefly explains how the candidate meets the ‘selection criteria’ listed in the appointment details (accessible at the below link). Further information, including details on how to apply can be found at quoting the reference number 5720. The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Pacific Time) on April 12, 2022.

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. Read our full equity statement here: 

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.

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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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