Associate Vice-President Research

Office of the Vice-President Research

The University of Victoria (UVic) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with a vison to be the Canadian university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet. Our UVic Strategic Framework priorities include the advancement of research excellent and impact, with the goal to excel in diverse form of research and creative activity, innovation and knowledge mobilization. We are a recognized leader in a broad array of interdisciplinary research areas such as creativity and culture; data science and cyber-physical systems; environment, climate and energy; global studies and social justice; health and life sciences; Indigenous research; ocean science and technology; and, physical sciences and engineering, mathematics and computer science.

UVic is seeking an Associate Vice-President Research (AVPR) to support and help guide the research mission of the University. The AVPR reports directly to the Vice-President Research and plays a critical role in seeking and responding to funding opportunities, building strategic partnerships with external organizations, and interpreting policy and procedures related to research in order to enhance the research environment at UVic. The AVPR has a particular and strategic focus on overseeing our excellent research centres and leading strategic initiatives in areas that align with the existing and emerging areas of research strength at UVic and with the priorities and objectives outlined in the Strategic Framework.

We are looking for a research leader who couples an understanding of the Canadian research landscape with a track record of facilitating collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts. The successful candidate will bring administrative leadership experience and be a strategic thinker and excellent communicator who is consultative, collegial, persuasive, engaging, and visionary.

An executive search is being undertaken by the University of Victoria search partner Perrett Laver.  Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications and relevant achievements, and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria in the ‘position description’, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. Further information, including details on how to apply can be found at quoting the reference number 4423. The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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Equity statement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident