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Provost and Vice-Principal Academic

McGill University invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, with the appointment to be effective July 2015.

McGill University is, by every measure, one of the world’s great universities. Located in the vibrant city of Montreal, in the culturally distinctive province of Quebec, the University has been ranked by Maclean’s first among Canada’s medical-doctoral universities for nine consecutive years, and is consistently cited in the top 25 universities in the world. McGill is one of only two Canadian members of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of Universitas 21, an international association of research-driven universities. For more information about McGill, please visit www.mcgill.ca.

With ten faculties, twelve professional schools, and over 300 areas of study, McGill is a community of more than 39,000 students, 3400 staff, and 1,600 tenure-track faculty members who are among the best and brightest in the world. Renowned for the quality of its scholarship across many disciplines, for its excellence in teaching, for its focus on students, and for its vast and numerous contributions to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, McGill University enjoys an outstanding reputation within Quebec, Canada, and around the world.

McGill’s Provost and Vice-Principal Academic is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of McGill’s strategic academic plan, and maintains overall responsibility for the University budget framework. The Advisory Committee on the Provost search has developed a detailed Candidate Brief outlining this opportunity, and what it is being sought in candidates for the position. This brief is available at www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/advisory/provost.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Advisory Committee on the search for a Provost will begin consideration of candidates in late summer of 2014. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest may be forwarded, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford, Brandy Hagborg, or Jason Murray at mcgillprovost [at] odgersberndtson [dot] ca.