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University of Windsor President and Vice-Chancellor


Recognized  as one of Canada’s most exciting universities  to watch for in the future, the University  of Windsor is undertaking the most significant transformation in its history. Located in the heart of Canada's Border  City,  across  the river  from Detroit,  Michigan,  at the centre  of North  America,  UWindsor  is a comprehensive post-secondary institution that combines excellence in teaching, research, and practice with a commitment to building stronger communities, to treating people with respect and dignity, and to addressing  pressing  societal  needs.  Faculty  renewal,  curriculum  innovation,  and  major  clusters  of excellence in research and creative activity are at the heart of the University’s strategic mandate with the Province of Ontario.  Over $300 million has been invested in new facilities and green spaces, and a new campus location for the creative arts and social work in reimagined historic buildings in the centre of the city is creating an unprecedented interface between the University and the community. 


The University’s more than 500 full-time faculty, including 50 new faculty members hired in the last three years, are part of the University’s Faculties and Professional Schools which include Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Human Kinetics, Education, Law, Engineering, Nursing, Business, and Graduate Studies. Offering more than 150 undergraduate programs and over 70 graduate programs to the more than 15,500  undergraduate  and graduate  students,  20% of whom come from outside of Canada, the University  is  focused  on  its  mission  of  enabling  people  to  make  a better  world  through  education, scholarship, research, and engagement. 


As a progressive, student-centred  university that pursues pure and applied research, the challenges of communities and a world in transition inform our teaching, scholarly, and creative endeavours. Academic and student services emphasize independent learning, interdisciplinary  opportunities,  and flexibility in degree completion pathways within a highly supportive environment. UWindsor has identified four areas of research focus that are both highly relevant to the Windsor-Essex region and far wider in reach in a globalized world: the health of the Great Lakes; the challenges of borders and how people and goods move across them; sustainable industry including automotive manufacturing; and creating viable, healthy, and safe communities. 


Deeply rooted in community, UWindsor lives out its belief that universities must contribute to the betterment of society; that they are responsible for developing and refining creative ways of sustaining vibrant  communities. Through  partnerships   with  community   organizations   and  local  government, UWindsor supports local communities  and citizens while providing students with diverse learning and service opportunities, locally, nationally, and internationally. 


The University of Windsor has begun a search for the University’s seventh President and Vice-Chancellor.  The University seeks a leader who can build upon this foundation and take the institution to new heights along this trajectory  of transformation.  The President and Vice-Chancellor  will guide the institution in providing the education  pathways that students of today and tomorrow  are seeking, in pursuing and applying  research  and  creative  strengths  to  a  community’s  and  society’s  greatest  challenges,  and  in helping to enrich the economic and cultural fabric of the region.
 
This is a six-year renewable term position offering competitive compensation and benefits. To learn more, please call Anna Stuart, Katherine Frank, or Jason Ozon at 1.866.822.6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below. For the mandate and profile see the Executive Brief at: www.uwindsor.ca/president-executive-brief.  


The University of Windsor is a comprehensive  research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.   We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and  work  environments.    In  pursuit  of  the  University's  Employment  Equity  Plan,  members  from  the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  


If  you  need  an  accommodation  for  any  part  of  the  application  and  hiring  process,  please  notify Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.  Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA) at www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea


All  qualified  candidates  are  encouraged  to  apply;  however,  Canadians  and  permanent  residents  will  be given priority.


Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is Atlantic Canada’s leading human capital consulting firm with over 40 years of experience in recruitment, career transition and human resource consulting.

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