President, St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 27, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Joseph’s College at The University of Alberta
Closing Date: Will remain open until filled.

St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of President. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2021. St. Joseph's College is a university community established in 1926 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton and affiliated with the University of Alberta. With a history and connection to the Congregation of the Priests of St. Basil (the Basilian Fathers), the College is committed to engaging with and promoting the Church’s traditional openness to exploring the unity of faith and reason. It also operates two residences that house 350 University of Alberta students of all faiths and backgrounds. Finally, the College strives to help students live balanced and successful lives by promoting the development of the spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional dimensions of human thriving.

The academic wing of the College, led by the Vice-President (Academic) and Dean, has nine full-time faculty engaged in teaching and research. Annually, University of Alberta students occupy approximately 2500 seats in various courses offered by the College for credit toward a broad range of the University’s degree programs. The President will be deeply engaged in all aspects of advancement activities to support the academic priorities set by the College, including raising support for scholarships, bursaries and other initiatives to cultivate the mission.

The President is the administrative and academic head of the College. The incumbent’s primary task shall be to direct all phases of the College’s operations, in accordance with its Identity and Mission, the objectives and overall policies of the College, approved by the Board of Governors. Providing inspired leadership to the Senior Administrative team, the President will be an excellent steward of resources while operating in a fiscally sustainable environment. In addition, the individual will be particularly attentive to the enrichment of the Catholic character of the College. The President will also have a commitment to raising the profile and enhancing the reputation of the College, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate relevant to the mission and identity of the College and be at the level of Senior Associate or Full Professor. A strong record of collegial academic and administrative leadership in an institution of a similar complexity and nature to St Joseph’s College is very strongly preferred. Consideration of candidates will begin in January of 2021.

How to Apply? Applications may be sent in confidence by email to: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. St. Joseph’s College offers a comprehensive benefits package. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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