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Faculty/Department: Office of the Provost & Vice President Academic
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference Number: 18/A/82
Hiring Range: $163,626 - $173,852
Salary Range: $163,626 - $204,532
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: Screening of applications will begin, Monday September 10, 2018
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President Academic, the Vice-Provost, Academic is a member of the Provost’s Senior Academic Leadership Team, assisting in the oversight of academic strategy, policies, planning and operational functions to further the strategic goals of Sheridan and its Faculties. Working closely with the Provost, Vice Provost-Research, and Deans, this role supports academic strategic planning, educational digital technologies (eLearning, LMS) and digital learning, new program development, academic policies and procedures, pathways and partnerships, teaching and learning, program review and curriculum design, delivery and assessment.
The Vice-Provost, Academic provides leadership, guidance and oversight to the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The incumbent champions a culture of continuous improvement through Sheridan’s Institutional Quality Assurance Processes and has a demonstrated appreciation for the importance of the teaching and learning environment. The Vice-Provost, Academic should have familiarity with provincial bodies (e.g. Credential Validation Services, Ontario College Quality Assurance Service and Postsecondary Quality Assessment Board) as well as MTCU binding policy directives, PEQAB standards and provincial requirements.
This role leads a strategic and structured approach to enhance academic pathways and partnerships, ultimately supporting student mobility and strategic enrolment management. The Vice Provost, Academic provides leadership in support of ONCAT initiatives.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Serves as a chief advisor to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
• Participates in the development of strategic directions for the Academic Division and assists in the design of processes and systems to support these decisions/directions
• Provides academic and strategic leadership including necessary structures and support to ensure effectiveness of CTL including the creation and implementation of new and revised program development/program review processes that are consistent with provincial requirements, PEQAB standards, regulations, external accreditation or licensing requirements
• Where appropriate, analyzes provincial and institutional data related to program quality and program performance to support Sheridan’s strategic planning and decision making processes
• Establishes ongoing internal and external strategic partnerships and alliances (e.g. Government agencies, professional societies, industry and other educational institutions) to support Sheridan’s academic goals, and to enhance the reputation of Sheridan and its programs in local, provincial, national and international arenas
• PhD in a relevant field is required, along with a minimum of 12 years of related work experience
• Senior level experience in strategic planning, program planning, innovation and implementation is required
• Teaching and leadership experience in a post-secondary environment is required
• Knowledge of post-secondary academic emerging trends, issues, regulations, processes and best practices
• Experience with significant and successful change management in a post-secondary environment
• Ability to lead, support and motivate
• Strong understanding of cultural diversity
• Demonstrated understanding of quality assurance processes (e.g. program review, Accreditation)
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.