Associate Vice-Principal & Associate Professor/Professor: Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

Date Posted: 08/15/2022
Closing Date: 09/19/2022, 11:59PM ET Open Until Filled
Req ID: 26556
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Office of the Vice-Principal (Academic) & Dean
Campus:University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)




The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for the position of Associate Vice-Principal Research & Innovation–Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships (AVPRI-SIP). The successful candidate’s academic department at UTSC will depend upon their field of expertise and they will be eligible for a full-time tenure stream academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, effective July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. The AVPRI appointment is for a 5-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second term.  


The AVPRI-SIP will be a visionary, inspiring, and passionate enabler of the campus’ strategic research and innovation priorities; champion of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; and the embodiment of integrity, transparency, and accountable stewardship.


The AVPRI-SIP must have: a PhD; a distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching; an established international track record of sustaining and leading innovative and independent research; and maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally-funded research program.


Evidence of research excellence will be demonstrated by: the submitted research statement; a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant scholarly journals or presses or through significant creative activities; a record of presentations at significant conferences; distinguished awards and accolades; and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.


Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through materials such as a strong teaching statement, sample course descriptions/outlines/resources, teaching evaluations, and strong letters of reference.


The AVPRI-SIP will have demonstrated accomplishments as a successful academic administrator and scholar-leader in a research-intensive institution, with evidence of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment where everyone is valued and supported to thrive.


The AVPRI-SIP will have the ability to drive and facilitate a broad range of individual and collaborative research and creative practice, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary. They will be skilled at engaging collaboratively with internal and external partners and stakeholders. And they will have a sophisticated understanding of the research funding landscape, including granting councils, philanthropy, and commercial/industrial partnerships.


Reporting to the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation (VPRI) of UTSC, and working collaboratively within a tri-campus system, the AVPRI-SIP serves as a senior administrative member of an integrated research leadership team, which includes an Associate Vice-Principal Research & Innovation-Research Facilitation & Infrastructure (AVPRI-RFI), to advance UTSC’s research mission and coordinate research initiatives and support across the UTSC campus.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The AVPRI-SIP will be responsible for identifying and helping to lead a set of priority research collaborations that bring together tri-campus colleagues and local, regional, national, and international partners from various sectors, and advancing UTSC’s profile as a centre of excellence for research partnerships and knowledge mobilization.

The University of Toronto (U of T) is internationally recognized as belonging to an exclusive group of top-tier global institutions. U of T continues to be the highest-ranked Canadian university and one of the world’s top-ranked public universities. As one of U of T’s three campuses, UTSC is the embodiment of inclusive excellence, a bold community of conscientious and adaptable global leaders in scholarship, innovation, teaching, and learning, who constructively disrupt the status quo, connect the world, and advance transformative change for the good of all. Set in the beautiful Highland Creek Valley of one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the world, UTSC is home to over 1,000 faculty and staff and more than 14,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs across 16 academic departments, representing the humanities, social sciences, life, natural, computer, and mathematical sciences, and management. Our commitment to inclusive excellence has made us a destination of choice for leading researchers, innovative teachers, talented learners and excellent staff from around the globe. Together, they engage in and support cutting-edge scholarship in diverse fields, thereby sustaining a vibrant intellectual community where we strive every day to inspire boundless ingenuity, address the pressing issues of our day, and generate solutions that are boundless in their impact. For more information about UTSC and our strategic plan, Inspiring Inclusive Excellence, please visit and


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests together with three recent publications; and teaching materials as outlined above.  


Candidates are also asked to submit a 1‐ to 2-page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


Applicants can submit the aforementioned documents to


Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee (on letterhead, dated, and signed) to the email address above.


Review of applications will begin after September 19, 2022, and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  


CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T faculty job board. Please see the information above for the application instructions. Applications submitted via the U of T platform will NOT be considered for this position.


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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


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