President and Vice-Chancellor

University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 20, 2017
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) stands as one of Canada’s smart, young and focused leaders in career-ready education and collaborative research. The University has ambitious growth plans rooted in a commitment to social, scientific, and economic innovations, as well as equity, diversity and inclusivity. It prides itself on creating an intersection of outstanding teaching and a dynamic learning environment that embraces innovative uses of technology for its almost 10,000 students pursuing baccalaureates to PhDs. UOIT is located in Oshawa, Ontario, inside Durham Region, known as one of the fastest-growing areas in North America.  An eastern gateway to the Greater Toronto Area, Oshawa and the surrounding regions offer prime access to Canada’s largest market of more than six million people.

The University seeks a forward-thinking President and Vice-Chancellor who will lead students, faculty and staff with focus and inspiration.  The President will provide progressive and dynamic institutional, academic and administrative leadership, while also serving as the University’s chief advocate and principal ambassador.  Reporting to the Board of Governors, the President will collaboratively continue to evolve and champion UOIT’s unique identity and vision, while it matures as an exceptional STEAM-focused, career-oriented, socially conscious and research-intensive university. 

The role requires an individual who will encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, foster good and collegial governance, and ensure operational effectiveness. They must also lead fundraising efforts, continue to build and lead high-performing, cohesive and collaborative leadership teams, and embrace innovation and entrepreneurship.   

Success requires executive leadership skills and administrative acumen.  It also requires vision, energy, dedication to the University’s evolution, and the ability to inspire its students, faculty, and staff. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator, advocate and ambassador, who is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and learning, and promoting student experience and success.

With a distinguished record of academic achievement, the ideal candidate possesses successful leadership experience in a university or similar complex organization, strategic planning experience, and the ability to develop and maintain strong synergistic partnerships. Industry experience, or strong relationships with industry and the public sector is preferred.  Lastly, the ideal candidate is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and to UOIT’s student- and community-centred values. 

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with varying abilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.

To explore this exciting leadership opportunity and a five-year renewable term, contact Stephanie Sykes (, Anna Stuart ( or Shauna Smith ( or call 1.866.822.6022 or apply online at


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