ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT ACADEMIC
Under the direction of the Vice-President Academic, the Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) will work in coordination with the Vice-President to provide leadership in the areas of Indigenizing the University’s academic work, developing and supporting distance education and community based programs, in addition to having responsibility for general academic program development and approval, teaching development, faculty labour relations, and liaison with academic departments, communities and other campuses. The AVPA will work with the Executive, Department Heads, Directors, Coordinators, faculty, students and community stakeholders.
With approximately 2,000 students and over 143 full-time faculty and staff at three campuses, First Nations University provides an opportunity for students of all nations to learn in an environment of First Nations cultures and values. With a 38 year history, the University continues to uphold its mission of enhancing the quality of life, and to preserve, protect and interpret the history, language, culture and artistic heritage of First Nations people. The University is a unique place of learning specializing in Indigenous knowledge and providing post-secondary education for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students alike within a culturally supportive environment. First Nations University is a federated college of the University of Regina, and its academic programs are accredited through that institution.
Duties and Qualifications:
Applicants should hold a PhD from a recognized university. In addition, the rank of Associate Professor or Professor is preferred. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in academic administration at a senior level is required. Strong record in teaching, research, community service, work with Elders and Aboriginal communities is preferred.
The successful candidate will promote the overall mission of the University with respect to First Nations cultural enhancement and First Nations self-determination initiatives through education in accordance with established policies and regulations of the First Nations University of Canada; Provide innovative, flexible leadership to the University faculty and staff; Develop, coordinate, and administer the review and process for the introduction of all new academic courses/programs and revision of existing courses/programs; Continue and enhance the Indigenization of the academic work of the institution; Develop relationships and maintain effective communications with the community, campuses, and academic units; Work with the Department Heads and Coordinators to ensure the effective operation of the academic activities of the University; Administer, oversee and facilitate matters pertaining to community based programs; Coordinate and administer distance Education programs and offerings; Manage the administrative functions through supervision of employees in areas of Plant, Property & Maintenance and Human Resources; Ensure that existing space is used effectively and develop plans for additional facilities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: The First Nations University of Canada relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference in employment for this position; therefore please indicate your status on the cover letter.
Deadline for applications for this Associate Vice-President Academic position is May 15, 2015.
To apply for this position please apply online at www.fnuniv.ca. FNUniv only accepts online applications.
First Nations University of Canada would like to thank you for your interest and to all those that applied; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Should you have questions or want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Human Resources Department at (306) 790-5950 ext. 2506 or email at [email protected]