Deputy Provost

Open Date November 30, 2023
Close Date January 11, 2024

The University will be undertaking a search for a Deputy Provost, per UBC Policy AP12, Academic Administrators Appointment Policy.

The Deputy Provost is responsible for a strategic and impactful portfolio, including oversight of academic affairs and relations as well as offices and initiatives related to academic strategy and policy. Duties will include oversight of the recruitment, appointment, and extension of senior academic and non-academic leadership roles and the approval of appointments for department heads and associate deans. The incumbent in this position will also lead key projects and will work with the Board, Senates, and Executive team as needed.

Detailed areas of responsibility and a full position summary can be found here.

Reporting to the UBC Vancouver Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Deputy Provost will have: outstanding academic credentials, including holding the rank of Professor or Professor of Teaching at UBC; proven leadership ability and administrative experience; a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service; a passion for supporting and motivating research, teaching and learning; and a dedication to addressing reconciliation in Canada and at UBC.

This position is internal to the University and is a full-time appointment. The appointment is for a five-year term and is eligible for an extension of appointment for a second term.

Applications will be accepted until January 11, 2024, and should be sent to Dr. Gage Averill, Provost and Vice-President Academic, and chair of the President’s Advisory Committee for the search, at provost.vpa@ubc.ca. Applicants should submit a current CV and a statement of interest. All correspondence will be treated in strict confidence.

The membership of the President’s Advisory Committee is as follows:

  • Gage Averill, Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver (Chair)
  • Susan Parker, University Librarian (appointed)
  • Bhushan Gopaluni, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Faculty Planning (appointed)
  • Adam Charania, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (appointed)
  • Catherine Rawn, Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Arts (selected by Senate)
  • Bruce Forster, Professor, Faculty of Medicine (selected by Senate)
  • Jenny Phelps, Assistant Vice-Provost, Graduate & Postdoctoral Strategic Academic Initiatives (selected by Senate)
  • Kamil Kanji, Student Senator At-large (selected by Senate)
  • Khaled Abdelrahman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine (acclaimed as elected)
  • Emmanuela Ojukwu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Applied Science (appointed)
  • Antonio Wong, Graduate Student (acclaimed as elected)
  • Joshua Hart, Undergraduate Student (elected)
  • Jackie Hallet, Executive Assistant to the Provost (Secretary)

The expected salary range for this position is $260,000-$305,000.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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