Administrative Searches

Administrative Searches

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic)

Applications are invited from current members of the faculty of Mount Royal University for the position of Vice-­Provost and Associate Vice-­President (Academic).

About the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

The Office of the Provost and Vice-­President (Academic) is responsible maintaining the academic integrity of program offerings, support for teaching excellence, support of academic research, and for academic planning, enrolment, budget, faculty relations, and a range of student services. In addition, the Office of the Provost liaises with the Government of Alberta, especially staff within the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Campus Alberta Quality Council, and other relevant ministries for matters pertinent to the academic mission. As well, the Office of the Provost is responsible for relationships with other academic institutions. The Provost’s portfolio includes the faculties of Arts, Science & Technology, Business & Communication Studies, Health, Community & Education, the Library and the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, as well as a number of units that are essential to faculty and student success and that serve to build institutional reputation and advance knowledge, learning, and understanding. These include the International Centre for Students, the Department of General Education, the Academic Development Centre, the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Academic Indigenization, Enrolment Services, the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement.

About the role: Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic)

The Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Academic) will uphold the value of teaching as a central mission of the institution, while also advancing current and new initiatives that serve the academic directions of the institution. The general roles and responsibilities of the Vice-­Provost & Associate Vice-­President (Academic) are those identified in the accompanying position profile with other items identified through mutual agreement with the Provost & Vice-­President (Academic) such that the office can respond appropriately to its mandate.
 
The Vice-­Provost & Associate Vice-­President (Academic) is a member of the President’s Executive Committee, the General Faculties Council and Deans’ Council, and as such may be required to act on behalf of the Provost and Vice-­President (Academic) both internally and externally. The Vice-Provost will also serve in support of the Board of Governors to fulfill governance responsibilities.
 
The ideal candidate is a full-­time Mount Royal University faculty member with tenure, preferably hold the rank of Professor, with academic administrative experience, and possessing a good understanding of the University’s structure, history and culture.
 
Interested individuals should submit a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, together with their current curriculum vitae and also the names and contact information of three (3) references via the Mount Royal University e-Recruiter system. All applications submitted will be considered in the strictest confidence.
 
This search is being conducted internal to Mount Royal University, and the position will commence on July 1, 2019. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.
 
This position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified individuals, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

The search is being conducted in accordance with the Selection of a Dean/Director, Academic Affairs Division Policy

Selection Committee Membership:

i. the Provost and Vice-President, Academic as Chair of the Committee; Lesley Brown
ii. one Dean or Director elected by the members of Deans Council; Phil Warsaba
iii. one Chair or manager from the unit elected by the Chairs and/or managers in the unit – the unit being all those who report, either directly or indirectly, to the Dean or Director; Michelle Yeo
iv. two faculty members or instructors normally from the unit elected by all the faculty and instructors in the unit. In units delivering primarily credit programs, these faculty members shall be tenured. Jennifer Boman
Allison Dube
v. one representative from the Mount Royal Faculty Association (MRFA); Allison MacKenzie
vi. one staff members from the unit selected by the Mount Royal Staff Association (MRSA); Pattie Mascaro
vii. one student normally from the unit, in units delivering primarily credit programs, selected by the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU), in other units selected by the students in that unit. Nathan Lawley
The Provost and Vice-President, Academic may, in consultation with the unit, appoint one or two members to ensure balance, representation and equity. Kit Dobson
Jodi Nickel
The Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (or designate) shall serve as a resource to the Selection Committee. TBD

 

Dean of Continuing Education and ExtensionThe Selection Committee for the Dean of Continuing Education and Extension has finalized the short-list of candidates. Public presentations will be made by two candidates (listed here in alphabetical order by last name):

Dr. Brad Mahon, Interim Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, Mount Royal University
Wednesday, April 10
Lincoln Park Room (J301)
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
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Dr. Dennis Silvestrone, Director, Continuing Studies and Corporate Training, Okanagan College
Thursday, April 11
Lincoln Park Room (J301)
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
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The search is being conducted in accordance with the Selection of a Dean/Director, Academic Affairs Division Policy.

Selection Committee Membership

i. the Provost and Vice-President, Academic as Chair of the Committee; Lesley Brown
ii. one Dean or Director elected by the members of Deans Council; Meagan Bowler
iii. one Chair or manager from the unit elected by the Chairs and/or managers in the unit – the unit being all those who report, either directly or indirectly, to the Dean or Director; Dimitra Fotopoulos
iv. two faculty members or instructors normally from the unit elected by all the faculty and instructors in the unit. In units delivering primarily credit programs, these faculty members shall be tenured. Denise Chenger
Cindy Campbell (resigned)
v. one representative from the Mount Royal Faculty Association (MRFA); Melanie Peacock
vi. one staff members from the unit selected by the Mount Royal Staff Association (MRSA); Charissa Hovdebo
vii. one student normally from the unit, in units delivering primarily credit programs, selected by the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU), in other units selected by the students in that unit. Jenn Sheehan
The Provost and Vice-President, Academic may, in consultation with the unit, appoint one or two members to ensure balance, representation and equity. Jean-Louis Bleau
Melanie Rogers (resigned)
The Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (or designate) shall serve as a resource to the Selection Committee. Jessica Turner
Executive Search Firm:
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Katherine Frank
Tracy Campbell

Chair Support Coordinator

Dr. Bruce Foster, the inaugural Chair Support Coordinator, has stepped down from the role, effective June 30, 2019. A sincere thank you to Bruce for his service in this important role!

As a result, the call is now out for the next Chair Support Coordinator. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply via e-Recruiter, for a start date of July 1, 2020.

The details of the position are described in Article 27.9.2 of the Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of Mount Royal University and the Mount Royal Faculty Association.