Seeking President + Vice Chancellor

Seeking President + Vice Chancellor

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

December 22, 2017
Seeking President + Vice Chancellor

Application deadline: January 20, 2018
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver BC V5T 0H2

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is the only accredited public university in British Columbia solely devoted to the creative sector. A dynamic, nimble learning community, Emily Carr is a worldwide centre of excellence in trans-disciplinary, inclusive, and socially engaged art and design education and research: the University and its alumni are shaping cultural geography, from the local to the global. Located in the diverse city of Vancouver, on the strikingly beautiful West Coast of Canada, Emily Carr has opened a new state-of-the-art campus for 21st-century learning and public engagement, in the growing cultural centre of Great Northern Way.

Established in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is home to a 1,855 FTE student body and more than 300 faculty, staff, and administrators. The University offers certificate and undergraduate programs that are globally recognized as central to their communities of practice, and graduate programs and research agendas that shape new and emerging practices and scholarship.

Emily Carr seeks a full-time, permanent President + Vice Chancellor who will work with the diverse constituencies of the University to maintain its core strengths while developing its emerging potential. With leadership that is inclusive, progressive, and agile, the President will foster interconnection and interdisciplinary collaboration, building relationships internally and with Emily Carr’s broader communities, including the arts community and Indigenous peoples. With a deep affinity for art and design culture, the President will champion a dedicated and passionate faculty, staff, and student body, continuing to develop the University’s reputation and scholarly impact.

As Chief Executive of the University, the President + Vice Chancellor will report to the Board of Governors and play an integral role in establishing and achieving Emily Carr’s strategic direction and academic priorities. The President will act with full authority of the Board and on behalf of the University for all internal and external matters affecting Emily Carr. The President will provide leadership and direction to Emily Carr’s senior leadership team, as well as to the community of the University more broadly, including academic, professional, and administrative staff.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a terminal degree, proven leadership experience in academic settings, and strong ties to the art, design, and creative industries. Engaging, intellectually curious, and courageous, Emily Carr’s new President will explore the unknown and create emergent opportunities, sharing the University’s belief that education and research in the creative fields is vital for the cultural and economic growth of local and global communities.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design address: 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2.

Qualifications and accountabilities: terminal degree (MFA or PhD) and senior academic leadership experience (10 years +) sufficient to lead a university with over 300 faculty and staff and over 1,800 students. Excellent written and oral communication in English are required.

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your interest in Project 170617 at or email Rochelle Miller: rmiller [​at​]

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