President & Vice-Chancellor

Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.

This unique position, situated in spectacular Northern Ontario, is an exceptional opportunity to lead a young and dynamic institution making a positive impact on the lives of its students, graduates, faculty, staff, and the communities it serves.

Nipissing University is known for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and a range of professional programs. The School of Graduate Studies includes programs in history, sociology, education, environmental science/studies, kinesiology, and mathematics. Nipissing’s strategic focus on student success and experience has translated into consistent top rankings in the country in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. An academic environment that provides close student-faculty interaction, innovative approaches to learning, and a strong research culture is an enduring strength of Nipissing. Access and equity have been a longstanding priority of Nipissing, providing interventions and support for students who might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education. Nipissing welcomes a considerable number of first generation students, and students with disabilities with focused supports. Nipissing’s faculty and staff also strive to provide a supportive environment for Indigenous students enrolled at the University.

The President & Vice-Chancellor champions and delivers a bold and inspiring vision for Nipissing University and provides internal and external academic, administrative and community leadership. Working in collaboration with all members of Nipissing University’s community and stakeholders, you will lead the development and implementation of a new strategic plan. As President & Vice-Chancellor, you will build strong partnerships and authentic relationships with students, faculty, staff, and local communities.

As the ideal candidate, you model leadership that is transparent, courageous, respectful, and accountable to the students, faculty, staff, and the communities that Nipissing University serves. You have a demonstrated commitment to collegial governance, student success, and well-being. Your team and community members describe you as energetic, authentic, highly collaborative, transparent, engaging, supportive, trusted, and team oriented. Your financial acumen, fundraising, advocacy, and negotiation skills will be highly valued at Nipissing University as it expands its partnerships and relationships with all levels of government, industry, and donors.

Consideration of candidates, by the search committee, will begin in early January 2021.  For further information and the full executive briefing document, please contact Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers at  The ideal start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

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

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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