University Canada West (UCW) was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as President of the University of Victoria for over a decade. The vision was to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an emphasis on excellent teaching. University Canada West prides itself on offering rigorous programs with a distinct business orientation and a strategic direction to diversify future programming with a technology orientation.
Knowledge and Skills
The successful candidate brings senior leadership and administrative experience gained as a Vice-President, Dean, or Associate Vice-President in a post-secondary institution. They possess a mix of experience that includes oversight for areas such as academic planning, budget management, human resource leadership, and/or student services. They will have extensive in-class and on-line education experience with domestic and international students, and an understanding of public and ideally private post-secondary legislation, structures and reporting in British Columbia and knowledge of related operations (e.g., BC Council on Admission and Transfer).
Duties and Responsibilities
As an integral member of University Canada West’s Senior Leadership Team and reporting to the President, the Vice President, Academic is responsible for the development and administration of academic policies, programs and personnel in accordance with a progressive academic vision and annual plan in a private, for-profit context. The Vice President, Academic is a builder, an innovator, and a persistent leader of growth and change.