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Associate Vice President, Academic

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Position Title Associate Vice President, Academic
Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice President, Academic and Student Experience, the Associate Vice President Academic (AVPA) provides leadership and strategic planning for a wide range of academic matters related to academic leadership program growth and quality assurance, academic research and scholarly activity, and excellence in learning and teaching.

The Associate Vice President, Academic contributes to the overall leadership of the institution by championing a strong culture of teaching excellence and academic integrity. The incumbent provides mentoring, leadership, and guidance to promote a climate of continuous learning, skill development, customer service, and student success in cooperation with Schools and Departments.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact:
Lane Miller, DHR Global Calgary

Position Responsibilities
The Associate Vice President, Academic has direct accountability for the Division of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship including the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Program Quality Assurance, Work Integrated Learning, and the Research Common. The AVPA ensures excellence in teaching and learning is achieved and creates a culture of research and scholarship for students, faculty, and staff.

The Associate Vice President, Academic liaises with internal and external stakeholders, provides guidance to key polytechnic and academic committees, and carries out other roles and projects as directed by the Vice President Academic and Student Experience.

The linked Opportunity Profile provides a detailed overview of the Associate Vice President, Academic role.  For further information see our Red Deer Polytechnic employment opportunities.
Required Qualifications
The candidate will possess the following:
  • Minimum of an earned Doctorate from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 10 years in a strategic leadership role providing leadership to an academic portfolio
  • Experience in liaison with government, universities, and quality assurance bodies
  • Demonstrated change leadership and effective implementation of strategy
  • Demonstrated tolerance for ambiguity and reasonable risk taking
  • Minimum of 10 years of related progressively responsible leadership experience using a team-based approach

Preferred Qualifications
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. *Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits is dependent upon the EXEMPT Terms and Conditions of Employment and related RDP policies.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.

Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-E-043
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 01/02/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work You will be employed on a full-time basis. It is understood that the hours of work involved will vary and be irregular and are those hours of work required to meet the objectives of your employment. Normal hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M - F
Open Date 10/11/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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