Executive Director, Office of Research Services

Queen's University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-03-11

Queen's University invites applications for the position of Executive Director, Office of Research Services with the appointment to be effective September 1, 2013.

One of Canada's leading universities, Queen's has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape Canadian values and policies, educating notable political and cultural figures. Queen's University is located in the heart of the community in historic Kingston, midpoint between Montreal and Toronto and the nation's capital, and within close proximity to the U.S. border.

With an annual research income around $200 million, Queen's is one of the most research-intensive universities in Canada with a continued focus on excellence, research leadership and impact at a national and international level. Since 2003, Queen's has ranked first in the number of research awards and prizes per full-time faculty. The University's Office of Research Services supports Queen's strategic research goals through a high functioning team of 30 people providing responsive and excellent service that maximizes the ability of researchers to attract funding and conduct research. Further information about Queen's University and its research may be found at http://www.queensu.ca.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-Principal Research, the Executive Director, Office of Research Services will develop and implement business strategies to enhance research services across the campus and the hospital/health sciences community. He/she will provide leadership and maximize staff engagement, while supporting the Office of Research Services in enabling and advancing all of the University's research and creative endeavours.

The Executive Director will be a results-based leader and team member, with superb program management skills, an open and collegial style and the ability to plan, organize and direct service delivery in support of research programs. Candidates should have a strong record of achievement in a research intensive environment and possess the academic credibility to function successfully at all levels of the University. An understanding of the university environment and demonstrated expertise in promoting, growing and supporting both international funding opportunities and industry and partnership funding applications is required.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Search Committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications, including resume, a letter of introduction and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to the University's executive search consultants:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, ON M5E 1W7


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