Associate Vice President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students

McMaster University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-05

McMaster University
Associate Vice President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students

With over 21,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, and over 1,400 faculty members, McMaster University is a Canadian leader in research, innovative teaching and scholarship. It is also a major driver of the regional economy, providing the human capital and the research outcomes necessary to fuel innovation.

The "McMaster Model" makes us a research-centred student-focused institution that delivers a problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. With a total sponsored research income of $395 million, McMaster is a Canadian leader in research intensity and is consistently ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world.

In its teaching, research, and scholarship, McMaster is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence. It inspires critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. The University is deeply committed to serving the social, cultural, and economic needs of its community and society.

The AVP (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students reports to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and is responsible for all aspects of university life that directly impacts our undergraduate students, from the day they first consider McMaster as their university of choice until the day that they graduate. Ideal candidates will be proven leaders who are passionately committed to education and student development and who have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and external communities within and beyond their organizations/institutions.

Specific responsibilities for the AVP include the Enrolment Services Office, University Registrar, Student Wellness Centre, Student Success Centre, Athletics and Recreation, Housing and Conference Services and International Student Services. This is a newly revised portfolio and the new AVP will have responsibility for remolding this unit to provide greater synergy and coherence. The portfolio includes responsibility for helping to integrate student success in the classroom with experiential learning outside the classroom. The AVP will inherit a strong team of dedicated, results-oriented staff who take great pride in the work they do to achieve student success at all levels.

For further information, please visit Applications can be submitted to or AVP (Students and Learning) c/o Office of the Provost, 1280 Main Street West, UH 201, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1. McMaster University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, including international candidates; however Canadians and permanent residents with appropriate credentials will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with the new AVP (Students and Learning) to take office in the summer of 2013.


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