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Deputy Provost

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Job Title Deputy Provost
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The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge), Alberta’s Destination University, is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, a place where inspired scholars truly and effectively integrate research and creativity with teaching. Many world-class researchers have made their home here and continue to push the boundaries of their disciplines supported by outstanding facilities and a thriving graduate and postdoctoral program.

Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, we are a place where student engagement is prioritized, and students at all levels are involved in research and creative activities as part of their learning experiences on a daily basis. uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 specialized graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the School of Liberal Education, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, at two campuses – Lethbridge and Calgary – to more than 8,250 students. uLethbridge takes pride in enhancing community engagement and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs of these communities. ULethbridge is committed to creating and supporting environments that incorporate principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, are respectful to all, and encourage diversity of thoughts in the discussions.
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Position Details
Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Deputy Provost will play a pivotal role in the University’s academic leadership team. With a strong strategic vision and skill for collaboration, the Deputy Provost will have the opportunity to influence the University’s strategic direction, including oversight of academic quality assurance and new program development, Institutional Analysis, International, the Teaching Centre, and the Calgary Campus. The Deputy Provost will embrace innovation, they will support opportunities to enhance teaching and learning and research through emerging technologies and pedagogical practices, while contributing to the sustainability and growth of academic programs. This role will be responsible for supporting institutional planning and administration in all aspects of the academic operations, involving students, faculty members, academic and support staff, alumni, members of the governance committees, and staff associations.

The Deputy Provost will help to bolster the university’s position as a leader in higher education by empowering students to excel in their academic journey while making meaningful contributions to our global society. They will guide academic planning, and ignite initiatives that elevate teaching, research, and student success. The Deputy Provost will also support the implementation of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging principles into the University’s overarching strategy, and champion Indigenous engagement, reconciliation and Ways of Knowing across the campus. As a key partner within the University, the Deputy Provost will work together with academic Deans, faculty members, and key constituents to forge partnerships and align academic programs and strategic goals.

The finalist candidate(s) will be required to provide references and undergo a confidential background check to verify academic credentials and ensure no criminal record. Review of applications will commence the week of November 20th until the position is filled.

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The successful candidate will possess a PhD or professional graduate degree, or comparable terminal degree in their discipline, and is seen as a recognized leader in their field. They are known as a dynamic leader with strong strategic acumen, exceptional interpersonal skills, and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The ideal candidate will have experience in government relations, metrics for evaluating post-secondary institutions and have been in a senior role as an academic leader including Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair, or Director of a centre or institute, or similar academic structure.
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/24/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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