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2 Oct 2018

Executive Management Provost and Vice President, Academic

Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Kwantlen Polytech

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Provost and Vice President, Academic

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Metro Vancouver, BC


Here is the opportunity to transform the lives of thousands of students.

When an organization can synchronize vision and action, extraordinary things are possible. That foundational alignment is well underway at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Metro Vancouver. At KPU, the academic plan and the strategic plan have been completed in parallel. And they’re further propelled by $160 million in capital expansion funding. At this point in its continuous evolution, the University seeks a game-changing organizational leader and champion in the new Provost and Vice President, Academic.

Through its five campuses, and $200 million annual operating budget, KPU delivers career- focused learning to more than 22,000 students in undergraduate degrees, post baccalaureate and graduate programs, one and two-year certificate and diplomas, trades certifications and preparatory studies. The University offers a total of 125 programs in Business, Design, Health, Arts, Science & Horticulture, Academic & Career Advancement, Trades and Technology. It works closely with private and public sector employers to ensure that curricula remain flexible, relevant and dynamic. At the centre of KPU’s experiential learning approach is networking with industry and forging real-world connections.

Reporting directly to the President, and working with your Deans, you will lead implementation of the Academic Plan, evaluation of education and research, liaison with the Ministry and innovation in programming. In this full Provost role, you will also oversee Student Affairs, Research and Scholarship, Continuing and Professional Studies, Teaching and Learning Commons, Open Education and the Libraries. In this highly visible position, you will actively support Kwantlen’s rich tradition of connecting with students and the community. Be an exemplar of the University’s values and culture in all of your internal and external relationships. Direct the commission and integration of the just-completed Civic Plaza Campus.

Since earning your doctorate or showing an equivalent combination of academic and professional qualifications and experience you have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. As a Vice President, Academic, Provost or Dean, you have attracted and inspired exceptional people, bringing sound financial stewardship to your management mandate. With Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you will play an important strategic leadership role as a member of the senior leadership team and key advisor to the President and the Board of Governors.

All responses to Caldwell are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180728 at


650 West Georgia Street, Suite 2605,

Vancouver, BC V6B 4N9

tel 604-669-3550

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management.

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