Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Queen’s University is embarking on a search for its 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor – a visionary, decisive, and inclusive leader who embraces Queen’s culture, past and present traditions, diversity and future direction. The Principal will work with the Board of Trustees to set the strategic vision for Queen’s, and lead the university to a position of global prominence.
One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience and leadership, and engaged alumni. With its strong tradition of public service, the university has helped to shape Canadian values and policies, educating notable policy-makers, private sector leaders, and cultural figures.
Queen’s University is located in the historic City of Kingston, midpoint between Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Upstate New York.
Queen’s offers both an exceptional student learning experience and a research-intensive environment. With the highest graduation rate in the country, extraordinary people at Queen’s are connected with an unrivalled community and unparalleled opportunities. Queen’s is home to more than 25,000 students, researchers, professors, staff, and artists and offers an impressive range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, and deeply engaged with the historic City of Kingston, Queen’s boasts an array of heritage limestone buildings and cutting-edge facilities.
Queen’s is a member of the U15 group of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and the Matariki Network of international universities that focus on strong links between research and undergraduate teaching. One of Canada’s oldest medical/doctoral universities, Queen’s University is resolutely competitive on the international stage, as evidenced by the work of Nobel Laureate and Queen’s Professor Emeritus Arthur B. McDonald, and ranks highly in research funding, intensity, and impact.
Queen’s takes pride in both its highly engaged and committed student body and active alumni network. Queen's students are drawn from across Canada and more than 110 countries around the world.
Firmly focused on Canada’s future, Queen’s University consistently offers leadership and guidance on the subjects that matter: arts, science, humanities, social sciences, health care, law, education, governance and policy, engineering, and business. Queen’s is proud of its inclusive living and learning environment and is committed to continual improvement through engagement with all members of the community.
The university has recently launched an ambitious faculty renewal program that will see Queen’s hire 200 new faculty over five years. The Principal will lead this renewal program and will leverage and build on the current strengths of the university’s undergraduate student experience and further extend this to graduate education. Committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the Principal will possess a deep knowledge of the post-secondary education sector in order to lead an exceptional team in the ever-changing world of technology and education to foster and develop excellence in research and teaching.
The successful candidate will take the lead of a financially sound, thriving institution with a loyal alumni network. Queen’s is an ambitious institution, one that will continue to advance on the academic stage and build its outreach with external partners, all levels of government, and the global community.
Queen’s is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver in this appointment process and the Principal Search Committee will begin its consideration of individuals immediately. For further information, a full position specification, and application details, please visit perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 3519. The closing date for applications is midday (EST) on 22 June 2018.
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The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. The university has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact Perrett Laver.