Vice-President, Research and Innovation
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, ON
Position Title: Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Posting Date: December 7, 2018

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found

One of Canada’s newest and most innovative universities, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is a place where technology and teaching intersect to generate exceptional student outcomes. At UOIT, faculty and students collaborate with community and industry partners to advance cutting-edge research in the University’s seven Faculties. Founded in 2002, UOIT has already grown to over 10,000 students, over 700 full-time faculty and staff. UOIT's educational philosophy is to challenge, encourage innovation, and connect its faculty and students to the community - while respecting the best traditions of Canada's established universities.

Reporting directly to the President, UOIT is seeking a Vice-President, Research and Innovation to lead the university towards global recognition for research excellence and impact through fostering a culture of research excellence and enhancing the University’s profile for technological innovation with a social conscience on the global stage. This senior leadership position will energize the University’s research mission to address research and innovation challenges needed to facilitate disruptive technologies and societal changes for improved Canadian quality of life. Through his/her direct reports - the Director, Office of Research Services; Industrial Liaison Specialist; Entrepreneur in Residence; Executive Assistant - the VPRI is responsible for a total staff of twenty, the administration of approximately $12 million in sponsored funding yearly, and an annual operating budget of just over $2.5 million.

The successful candidate will provide strong and highly team-oriented academic and research leadership. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree, be appointable as a full professor, and hold an international reputation as a highly successful researcher and scholar. As the ideal candidate, you bring proven leadership skills from a complex research environment, and significant experience forging successful research partnerships and multidisciplinary collaborations. You are a champion in identifying, developing, and attracting external funding for various research projects. In addition, you have a track record of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across disciplinary silos to forge social and economic impact. You understand and have operated in Canada’s innovation economy and ecosystem, and have seized on the synergies between research and innovation. Your leadership style is collaborative, and you have strong interpersonal skills, and you are an excellent communicator in both formal and informal settings. As such, you will lead by example and foster a collegial and respectful environment, all with focused attention to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.

To explore this key leadership position at UOIT further, please contact Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. Accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and UOIT throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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