Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, International University of Alberta
Competition 573

Department Provost & Vice-President Academic - Admin
Posted date February 2, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The University of Alberta (UofA) invites applications for the appointment of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, International. Driven by the University of Alberta's vision to connect with the world, University of Alberta International works with a broad range of international and external stakeholders to support the creation of an internationally vibrant learning and research environment. The UofA is committed to offering all students the benefits of a globalized learning environment which will enable them to effectively realize their career aspirations and act as responsible global citizens. UofA International encourages and facilitates connections for all members of the UofA community to engage on a global scale.

A top-five Canadian university and most recently in the top 100 globally based on the Shanghai academic rankings of world universities, the University of Alberta (U of A) is a teaching and research institution with a long history of excellence. What continues to unite us all is our commitment to inspire the human spirit through excellence in learning, discovery, and citizenship. Many recent advancements illustrate our community’s commitment to addressing complex global challenges: diversifying our energy industry, delivering vaccines to the world, and coming together across disciplines to create a more equitable and just society.

The University is home to over 44,000 students from 156 countries and 15,000 faculty and staff with over 300,000 alumni worldwide. The U of A has an annual budget of more than $1.9 billion that attracts over $600 million in annual sponsored research funding. It offers over 200 undergraduate, and over 500 graduate programs within 3 colleges and 17 faculties (including the only Faculty of Native Studies in North America) on five campuses – including one rural and one francophone campus. The main campus is situated adjacent to the spectacular North Saskatchewan River Valley and is less than a four-hour drive to the Rocky Mountains.

Under the leadership of the University’s 14th President and Vice Chancellor, Bill Flanagan, the University of Alberta continues to move forward with purpose as one of the world’s most respected public universities. Driving our excellence are two factors. First, a desire for continual self-improvement as evidenced, most recently, by a campus-wide academic and administrative restructuring. Second, our exceptional community of talented people – students, faculty, and staff – who with their creativity, ingenuity and drive, join in advancing human knowledge and pursuing scientific discovery for the benefit of all. The University seeks to foster an inclusive culture in which people excel through exchange and collaboration, enriched by the diversity of individuals, groups, disciplines, perspectives, approaches, and questions that characterize its community.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, International (AVPI) oversees all aspects of the University’s International activities.  The incumbent acts as an advocate for the inclusion of an international dimension to all the University’s research, teaching and community service activities. Through their significant external dealings, the Vice-Provost enhances the University of Alberta’s profile within the international community.  As a member of the Provost’s management team, the incumbent offers the highest level of strategic advice and project management with respect to their areas of responsibility to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).  These senior management responsibilities are all performed while fostering an atmosphere that demonstrates and promotes the highest standard of ethical behaviour.

As AVPI, you will have demonstrated knowledge and experience within an international or global education unit at a relevant post-secondary institution combined with 10 years’ progressive experience within a post-secondary environment. You will be a dynamic and visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of fostering a culture of collegiality and collaboration within a university environment for faculty, staff, and students. At a minimum, the candidate must possess a related post-secondary degree, however, a graduate degree, Ph.D. or equivalent would be considered an asset.  With an authentic and demonstrated commitment to, understanding of, and experience leading equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and Indigenous engagement, the successful candidate will drive change and inspire faculty, students, staff, and community partners. You must reside, or be willing and able to relocate to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for this role.

The University of Alberta has engaged DHR Global to manage this search. To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact or submit your resume to This application portal will remain open until the position is filled.

This is a global search that is an open competition where the committee will consider both internal and external candidates. 

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit. In accordance with the Handbook of Terms and Conditions of Employment for Management and Professional Staff (Excluded), this position is a full-time, continuing appointment and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and an annual salary of ­­­­­­­­­­­$209,648 to $314,472. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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