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Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning Kwantlen Polytechnic University Dec 6 Surrey Up[]

Academica Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 31, 2023.

Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning Posted on December 6 KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.

KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

JOB OVERVIEW: ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, TEACHING & LEARNING Reporting to the Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Associate Vice President (AVP), Teaching and Learning will play a leadership role in achieving the vision of the university as “innovative, transformative and ambitious” in its teaching and learning by working with other university leaders, faculty and professional staff to plan, implement, evaluate and continually enhance KPU’s learning and teaching environment.

The AVP will encourage, support and inspire scholarship and collaboration, and work towards synergy among teaching and learning initiatives distributed across KPU EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Earned PhD or EdD in a relevant field.

A combination of University faculty and progressive leadership/administrative experience in the University setting.

Direct supervisory experience of staff is essential and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty in seconded positions.

QUALIFICATIONS A track record as an effective post-secondary educator and catalyst for pedagogical, curricular, and/or technology innovation.

Will have had significant leadership experience in advancing teaching with a range of faculty members across a university, Faculty or department.

Possesses the ability to conceptualize the nature and development of teaching and learning services at a teaching-intensive university.

An effective leader and motivator of people; team oriented.

Able to build consensus, lead through collaboration and influence and the use of appropriate authority A visionary who has a demonstrated track record of achievement in delivering results.

Leads with integrity and inspires individuals.

Open, straightforward, responsive and willing to share information with others.

Able to be empathetic.

Able and willing to work across unit and institutional boundaries.

Understands cultural diversity in a post-secondary environment with respect to teaching and learning.

Is committed to the advancement of intercultural understanding.

Advanced oral and written communication skills Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the scholarship behind teaching and learning and of current and emerging Open Educational Practices Intercampus travel is required, possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred.


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Applications must be submitted online via the KPU Career Centre.

Please combine your cover letter and resume as one document and upload in the resume attachment screen.

A resume review will be conducted on January 3, 2023 however this position will remain open until filled.

Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note to Applicants: Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at

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

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University.

For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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