Associate Vice-President Academic

Thompson Rivers University

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February 1, 2021
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience
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For 50 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various stages of their learning journey. TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers students a choice from over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs. More than 30,400 students study on campuses in Kamloops, Williams Lake and regional centres throughout the Interior, or through Open Learning in distance or online courses and programs. Research, creation and innovation thrive in TRU’s open, flexible learning environment.

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Knowledge and Skills

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic and Research (Provost), the Associate Vice-President Academic is a key member of the Senior Academic Leadership team. The AVP Academic provides leadership in the Office of Quality Assurance with a focus on the continuous quality improvement, maintenance and promotion of academic programming. The AVP Academic collaborates with Faculties and Schools to ensure the academic integrity and quality of TRU’s educational offerings. The AVP Academic leads and facilitates the development of excellence in learning and teaching, accreditation and program review and, where appropriate, acts as the designate on behalf of the Provost.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an authentic, inspirational and effective leader with a strong academic background and demonstrable administrative experience in a university environment. The candidate must thrive in a collegial culture with a leadership style characterized by the core values of inclusivity, consultation and transparency. The AVP Academic will have the ability to foster an atmosphere that models and promotes the highest standards of ethical behaviour and will have a thorough understanding of the academic environment. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, extensive experience leading quality assurance curriculum development and renewal within a context of collaboration and collegial governance.


An earned doctoral degree is required as well as eligibility for appointment as a tenured faculty member at TRU

How to Apply

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in a leadership role at one of Canada’s most innovative universities. For more information, please contact Cameron Geldart at (587) 534-2220. To apply, please forward your application package (current CV, a letter of introduction and a list of three references) in strictest confidence to