Vice Provost - Teaching and Learning

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-11-21

Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey, BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a regionally focused, undergraduate teaching led institution. Situated within the Metro Vancouver area and with an operating budget of approximately $130 million, Kwantlen is a multi-sector polytechnic university offering a wide array of academic and applied degree programs including, undergraduate degree programs, trades and technology programs, developmental education programs, and one and two-year certificate and diploma programs to 19,500 students on campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President, Academic, the new role of Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning will be a leader in shaping professional development programs for current and future practitioners at Kwantlen while creating a supportive learning environment that explores teaching practices, including experiential learning and reflects upon a range of contemporary instructional issues.

In fulfilling the duties of this role, you will act as a lead resource to Faculties and Departments and provide leadership to the Teaching and Learning department's dedicated team of staff. You will support collaboration and work towards greater synergy among teaching and learning initiatives distributed across KPU. You are expected to maintain an active presence at the University by participating in the classroom, and developing effective relationships with the Provost, Deans, faculty members and students.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a track record as an effective post secondary educator with a reputation for demonstrated pedagogical, curricular, and technology innovation engaged with the scholarship of teaching and learning. You will have had significant academic leadership experience, including responsibility for delivering teaching and learning outcomes in a Faculty or department. A strategic thinker, visionary leader and strong communicator, you will inspire the university to have strong leadership in supporting KPU's commitment to, appreciation of, and genuine interest in teaching and learning.

This position presents a rewarding opportunity for a visionary educator to set the course for greater excellence amongst teaching and learning initiatives, and work to create a dedicated team that provides outstanding academic guidance and inspiration to Kwantlen's faculty and students.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Lorraine Scrimshaw, Amy Gill, or Craig Hemer in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261 or please submit your resume and related information online at


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