Vice President, Research

Aurora College

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February 12, 2024
Fort Smith, Inuvik or Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
$129,012 - $184,295
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Closing Date


Vice President, Research

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Job Information

The Vice President, Research reports to the President. The incumbent operates with great autonomy and works directly with faculty and staff from across Aurora College to guide the ongoing development and implementation of research programs.

The VP Research is one of four Vice Presidents at Aurora College and a key member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), along with the President, four Vice Presidents and Chief Financial Officer. ELT is collectively responsible for the overall effective, efficient and sustainable operation of Aurora College and for ensuring the implementation of direction from the President and Board of Governors. The Vice President, Research will be located at one of three campuses: Yellowknife, Fort Smith or Inuvik with travel to the other campuses as appropriate

Please see full job description for more details on the position's scope and responsibilities.


  • Knowledge of research administration and development of research programs.
  • Knowledge of northern and post-secondary research trends and funding programs.
  • Knowledge of the social, political, and cultural environment as it affects research, innovation, technology development and education in the Northwest Territories, along with Indigenous Claims and Self-Government initiatives.
  • Knowledge of leadership, motivational theory, and effective practices; team building, relationship building with faculty, staff, and students; success in a multi-layered organization; networking.
  • Knowledge of the organization and structure of colleges; post-secondary systems, program.
  • Knowledge of effective Human Resource practices and the ability to mentor and evaluate.
  • Knowledge of financial administration, generally accepted accounting principles and budget preparation, and the ability to monitor variances and implement required budgetary controls and/or corrective action.
  • Ability to negotiate and attract third-party investment to expand program and service delivery.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Attainment of a PhD is required for this position, as well as 10 years of progressive experience at a post-secondary education institution, of which 3 years should be at a management level.

Experience managing large-scale projects, conducting research in a Northern context, and working with Indigenous communities will be considered assets.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24734

Closing Date: March 1, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $66.16 per hour (approximately $129,012. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.

How to Apply

Aurora College is part of the Government of the Northwest Territories and all hiring is through the Department of Finance - Human Resources.

Please apply at the link provided.