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Search for associate vice-president (academic) faculty affairs

The search committee invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for this new position. This is an internal search: candidates must currently hold, or qualify for, a full-time academic appointment at Memorial.

Reporting to the provost and vice-president (academic), the associate vice-president (academic) faculty affairs will have various major areas of functional responsibility that will include the following: strategic involvement in faculty recruitment and retention, and faculty complement analysis and planning at the university level; strategic involvement in collective bargaining and in resolving complaints, grievances and other similar matters; operational oversight of the Office of Faculty Relations; leadership in establishing and maintaining a comprehensive career and professional development program for faculty, and a development program for academic leaders; oversight of processes for academic administrative appointments and review of recommendations arising; review of all recommendations for full-time academic appointment, promotion, tenure, and all types of leave; and involvement in the development, revision and administration of university policies that relate to academic staff. In addition, the incumbent will be an active participant in a team-based approach to senior academic leadership.

The successful candidate for associate vice-president (academic) faculty affairs will have substantial successful experience in administration, preferably in a university setting, and will have a deep understanding of the environment of a research university and what faculty members do. He or she will bring a vision to the portfolio, and have strong analytical skills and a high level of comfort of working with data; excellent interpersonal skills and strategic leadership qualities; capacity to inspire trust and confidence, and to build a consensus and then make a decision. The initial appointment will be for a five-year, renewable term.

Consideration of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin the week of Nov. 26, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Requests for a copy of the complete position profile should be sent to the address below. Memorial University is actively committed to diversity and to the principles of employment equity, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal Peoples members of visible minorities and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications, nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted in confidence to Dr. Sam Scully,, of Janet Wright & Associates, 174 Bedford Rd., Toronto, Ont., M5R 2K9.