Presidential Search Commences

President and Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University, federated with the University of Toronto, is conducting an extensive search for a President, to take office July 2015, and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

Founded in 1836, Victoria University has earned a distinguished reputation for excellence and creativity, while providing an inclusive and collegial environment within the heart of Canada’s top research university. Comprising Victoria College, an arts and science college of the University of Toronto, and Emmanuel College, a theological college associated with the United Church of Canada, Victoria
University has about 3,500 students, 60 Fellows and 300 staff. Its more than 25,000 alumni include some of the country’s most recognized innovators, artists,
athletes, activists, scientists, educators and political leaders. Victoria University’s campus combines a mix of historical and modern buildings, and is located steps
from the array of cultural, entertainment and sports attractions available in Toronto, one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. For further information,
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The President and Vice-Chancellor is the senior executive officer of Victoria University and is responsible to its governing body, the Board of Regents, for its academic and administrative operation. The President provides inspirational, strategic, academic and financial leadership, and works co-operatively within Victoria University and with the University of Toronto to strengthen and expand its programs and activities in ways that exemplify its mission. The President will effectively represent Victoria University with the external community to advance its mission and vision, increase its resources and well being, and raise its profile locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

The President and Vice-Chancellor will be a visionary and strategic leader with a significant record of scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to students, outstanding interpersonal skills, and the executive leadership ability to guide the affairs of the overall institution. Candidates will have a collegial working style, experience or interest in advancement, and the ability to further the interests of
Victoria University with both internal and external constituencies.

Victoria University encourages applications from qualified women or men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas.

The search committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate) and be forwarded electronically in confidence to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7

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