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Position Profile

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Associate Vice-President (Academic) has a broad range of responsibilities and plays a key role in fulfilling the University's stated aspiration to be one of Canada's best student-focused comprehensive universities.

The Associate Vice-President (Academic) (AVPA) works with academic leaders from across campus to ensure Strategic Plan goals are met or exceeded in the areas of quality, relevance, and attractiveness of academic programs; the academic reputation of the University and its faculty; the quality of teaching and academic support services for students; and the alignment of academic programming with the needs of current and prospective students.

The AVPA works with the Deans of the three federated colleges - Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther Colleges - to maintain and enhance the University’s academic relationship with these partner colleges. The AVPA is also responsible on behalf of the Provost for La Cité francophone universitaire and the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

On behalf of the University and in collaboration with the Deans, the AVPA oversees academic contracts and agreements with other domestic postsecondary institutions. In collaboration with Human Resources, the AVPA provides academic leadership to the faculty performance review process and supports the Academic Development Review committee. The AVPA is also responsible for oversight of the University’s Academic Conference Fund allocation. The AVPA’s responsibilities also include acting on behalf of the Provost in the Provost’s absence and representing the University externally as required.