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Director, International Office (in-progress)

International Office

The University of Victoria is recognized as one of the leading universities in Canada and is characterized by the integration of rigorous scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement in an engaging and dynamic environment. The University of Victoria has an international and interdisciplinary perspective and has created an environment rich in diverse cultures, talents and ideas in a location where natural beauty and quality of life intersect. Voted Best Employer 2012 and listed among the top 5 Diversity employers, this is an outstanding opportunity to become part of a community that demonstrates the value of a strong and positive organization culture.

Reporting to and through the Associate Vice-President International, the Director of International Affairs has overall leadership responsibility for internationalization and overseeing international activities at the University of Victoria, as well as managing the work and operation of activities within International Affairs and International and Exchange Student Services.


Note: to be able to view candidate information, you must be a current faculty member, staff member, or student and you must be Signed in to UVic.


As Director, you have experience with, and a passion for, furthering internationalization in a post-secondary setting and a facility for consultative leadership and consensus building. Your responsibilities include policy development and management of strategic planning for internationalization university-wide; liaison with, and provision of advice to, senior administrators on international issues and concerns; international exchange and other academic partnership agreements and contracts; liaison with external organizations and agencies; pre-award support for research for development project proposals; promoting internationalization of the curriculum and co-curricular initiatives; and supporting the enhancement of student and university services for international students, students involved in international exchanges, staff and faculty. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in relevant international activities.

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Committee information

Committee Members

  • Andrew Marton (Chair), Associate Vice-President International, E-mail:

  • Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian, E-mail:

  • David Capson, Dean, Graduate Studies, E-Mail:
  • Elango Elangovan, Director, International Program, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, E-mail:

  • Maureen MacDonald, Dean, Continuing Studies, E-mail:

  • Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education and Career Services,

  • Carolyn Russell, Director, International Student Recruitment, E-mail:

  • Oliver Schmidtke, Interim Director, Centre for Global Studies, E-mail:

  • Pål Skar, GSS Director of Student Affais, E-mail:

  • David Wang, Assistant Director, International Affairs, E-mail:

Committee contact

Jittiya Dearden
Assistant to Associate Vice-President International
• Telephone: 250-853-3958
• E-mail:

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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