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Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

Job ID: 11937

Updated: March 24, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The University of Calgary is searching for a Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning).

Location: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

At one of Canada’s top comprehensive research-intensive institutions, the University of Calgary has fostered a learning environment enriched by research and pedagogical excellence where administration, students, and academic staff collaboratively create effective learning communities and experiences. The new $40M Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is tangible evidence of our commitment to teaching and learning, and has created a platform for many new initiatives and programs.

The University of Calgary has been transformed into a living lab for developing and applying innovations in postsecondary teaching; graduate, undergraduate, and faculty learning; and cutting-edge learning spaces and technologies. The institution now seeks a globally recognized scholar in educational development and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to become the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) – a unique opportunity – at one of the most exciting institutions in the world.

The advancement of the University of Calgary’s teaching and learning practice has been inspiring, but there is still tremendous work to do.  The next Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) will solidify the University’s position as the global post-secondary leader in teaching and learning. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and interfacing as a collaborative member of the Provost’s team, the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) will play a critical strategic role in visioning and advancing the institution’s teaching and learning goals.  The incumbent will engage with Faculty Deans, Associate Deans, Department Heads, academic staff, and students to champion the design and creation of initiatives where all members of the University of Calgary community are supported in achieving excellence in teaching and learning, and engagement.

The Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) will have:

  • An earned doctorate (PhD preferred) in a relevant discipline and be a recognized scholar in Educational Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL);
  • The academic scholarship to be appointed at the rank of Full Professor or Teaching Professor;
  • Participated in the development and execution of a transformative institutional strategic vision;
  • Significant experience in supporting/advocating for pedagogical innovation;
  • Demonstrable evidence of academic leadership and ability to collaborate across a university community to advocate for teaching & learning;
  • Experience integrating new learning technologies into teaching environments and supporting the adoption of learning technology across an educational unit;
  • Experience integrating emerging research on postsecondary education into learning environments;
  • An understanding of the curriculum review process;
  • Experience effectively managing budgets and colleagues.


Additional Information

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified peoples, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and indigenous persons.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your CV and related materials in to

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. The salary range for this position is $160,000 to $230,000 and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

 About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  


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