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The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations



Department:
Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent other - 5 yr renewable term

Requisition: req3829

Open Date: 2/4/2019

Closing Date: Until Filled

Description: There is 1 opening for this posting. Located in Saskatoon.

The University of Saskatchewan is seeking a vice-provost, faculty relations. Candidates who currently hold a tenured position at the rank of associate professor/professor at the University of Saskatchewan are invited to apply.

The vice-provost, faculty relations provides inspirational, transformational, and visionary leadership for faculty relations at the University of Saskatchewan, which includes the recruitment, retention and career development of faculty. The vice-provost works in concert with other members of the university’s senior leadership team, to advance the university’s strategic directions and successful implementation of the university’s strategic plan. The vice-provost is a key member of the provost’s executive team.

The vice-provost’s major responsibilities include: supporting the recruitment, retention and career development of faculty, Canada Research Chairs, and Endowed Chairs; additionally the vice-provost is responsible for the administration of the faculty appointment process, and together with the associate vice-president research. Other major responsibilities include chairing the university review committee and overseeing collegial processes for tenure and promotion; chairing the president’s review committee, which adjudicates special merit salary awards; ensuring collegial processes identified within the collective agreement are followed. The vice-provost is responsible for administration of the faculty appointment process, and together with the associate vice-president research, oversees CRC searches and makes strategic recommendations to the CRC oversight committee on nominees; supporting the university’s negotiations with the Faculty Association; leading the Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement; and guiding and directing the university representatives on the Joint Grievance Committee. The vice-provost is a trusted advisor to deans, vice/associate deans and department heads on mentoring, collegial processes and day-to-day problems or crises. The vice-provost works closely with deans to ensure the optimal faculty complement is in place to advance the priorities of the university.

As the ideal candidate you will possess an exemplary academic record as an educator and researcher. You will have demonstrated administrative and leadership experience with superior relationship building skills. Demonstrated success in developing and implementing a vision and leading people to achieve exemplary performance and outcomes is essential. A high level of proficiency in all the personal effectiveness and relationship building competencies is vital.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Nominations and applications are to be received by March 8, 2019. Interested candidates shall provide an application package (letter of interest, curriculum vitae), in confidence, to Anthony Vannelli, Provost and Vice-President Academic, and Chair, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations Search Committee, in c/o Lori Auchstaetter, Director of Administration, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at lori.auchstaetter@usask.ca.


This position is not in scope of any bargaining unit.


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.