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Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement

Job Information
DateFebruary 15, 2017
TypeFull Time
CompanyUniversity of Saskatchewan
LocationSaskatoon, SK
CategoryAdmin / Office
ClientUniversity of Saskatchewan
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University of Saskatchewan

Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement

The picturesque and historic University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis. The U of S strives to create an environment of collaboration, innovation and discovery and be recognized as a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. The University of Saskatchewan community includes over 23,000 students, 8,000 faculty and staff, and more than 150,000 alumni, supporters and partners throughout Canada and the world.  Our vision is to be an outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation, and inclusion with and by Indigenous peoples and communities.

The vice-provost, Indigenous engagement provides inspirational, transformational, and visionary leadership for the Indigenous academic portfolio at the University of Saskatchewan. In partnership with the provost and in concert with other members of the university’s senior leadership team, the vice-provost, Indigenous engagement effectively involves faculty and staff to support the university’s strategic directions and to ensure the successful implementation of the integrated plan. The vice-provost, Indigenous engagement will work with and through existing portfolios and structures and will lead the creation of new structures and processes to implement Indigenous initiatives, to build reconciliation, and to ensure accountability. Working through portfolios across the university, the vice-provost, Indigenous engagement provides strategic guidance to the constellation of people and units involved in Indigenous academic initiatives and serves as a key resource for senior leaders.

A primary purpose of this position is to engage Indigenous people in and outside of the academy in the academic mission of the university, broadly intersecting with such areas as teaching and learning, student experience, and community-based research. In addition, it is imperative that the vice-provost, Indigenous engagement provide the guidance and leadership necessary to engage students, faculty, and staff so that members of the university, as a whole, see themselves working towards and contributing to Indigenous goals set through the university’s strategic directions.

As the ideal candidate you will possess an exemplary academic record as an educator and researcher.  You will have demonstrated administrative experience with superior relationship building skills both inside and outside university settings.  Known as a community builder, an individual that can navigate comfortably across cultures, peoples, and geographies, you are innovative in your approaches to building collaboration and engagement.  The university is seeking an Indigenous candidate for this position, with a competency in an Indigenous language considered an asset.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact 403-410-6700 or

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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