VP Academic and Provost

Burnaby/Vancouver/Surrey, BC

Simon Fraser University

Ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university, and with a vision to be Canada’s engaged university, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is recognized globally for academic and research excellence. SFU has three vibrant campuses located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people in British Columbia’s largest municipalities - Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver - and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. 

The SFU community includes more than 30,000 undergraduate students, 5,700 graduate students, 2,900 faculty and staff, and over 155,000 alumni. SFU is consistently ranked among Canada’s top 15 research universities by leading university ranking organizations and has been ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the number one comprehensive university in Canada for 10 of the last 11 years. SFU has increased its research income more than 2.5 fold over the last 15 years, having surpassed $100 million in 2013 and reaching $161 million in 2019.

The Vice-President, Academic and Provost, reporting to the President, is the chief academic officer of the University and has overall responsibility for students, academic programs and the resources used in their delivery. Reporting to the Provost are Deans of the Faculties of Applied Sciences; Arts and Social Sciences; Beedie School of Business; Communication, Art and Technology; Education; Environment; Health Sciences; Science, as well as Lifelong Learning and Graduate Studies. The Provost oversees the portfolios for student affairs (which includes enrolment management, housing, health and counselling, athletics and recreation, and other areas), academic planning (finance and budget, university curriculum), and learning and teaching. Additional reports include the Chief Information Officer and the Directors for the offices of: Aboriginal Peoples, Faculty Relations, and Centre for Dialogue (dual report to VP, External Relations).

As the ideal candidate, you will have an exceptional record of scholarship and a demonstrated track record of success in academic leadership. With a passion for academic excellence and the student experience, the Provost will be committed to collegiality, collaboration, and transparency. Through strong people skills, an inclusive approach and respect for diversity and inclusion, you are a proven relationship- and community-builder with the vision and strategic skills necessary to advance SFU’s academic mission, nationally and internationally.

For more information on this exceptional academic leadership opportunity at one of Canada’s leading universities, please contact our search consultants, Khaleeda Jamal or Brent Cameron of Boyden, at +1 (604) 685-0261. To apply for this position, please email: sfuprovost@boyden.com

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values for Simon Fraser University. SFU encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 02/04/2020