Vice-President - Academic

Salary Not specified
Mar 24, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice-President – Academic (VPA).

SNP’s vision is to achieve international distinction for excellence in Indigenous education, Indigenous language revitalization and continuance of Indigenous knowledge. SNP is a unique Indigenous Institute, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP offers postsecondary, secondary, trades education and training. SNP has formal partnerships with nine publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges and collaborates with six Ontario-based Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary Institutes.

SNP’s unique mission is the preservation, application, and creation of knowledge specific to Ogwehoweh languages and culture while respectfully interacting with and informing other knowledge systems. SNP’s “two road” epistemology applies in teaching and research that serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and society. SNP is committed to the values of Ga’nigǫhi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind) for the benefit of all who share this land. For more information, please visit:   

The VPA will provide academic leadership to SNP and will steward an educational environment that fosters learning and intellectual growth. Reporting to the President & CEO, and acting as a member of SNP’s senior leadership team, the VPA will  promote innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery, and lead efforts that will enable SNP to achieve the highest standards in education within the unique context of an Indigenous Institute.

As the ideal candidate you have an outstanding record of teaching, and engagement in creative/scholarly accomplishments combined with a graduate degree, ideally a PhD. You have demonstrated leadership experience, within a shared governance model, building genuine relationships.  Known as a community builder, and an individual that can navigate comfortably across cultures, peoples, and organizational complexities, you are creative in your approaches to building collaboration and engagement. You demonstrate humility, courage, integrity, excellent judgement and diplomacy, and your well-developed communication skills allow you to navigate stimulating and thought-provoking conversations. Your experience in fundraising and grant/contract funding and change management will serve SNP well. You are a strong mentor and advocate of your team.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process by contacting Jessa Chupik at

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply; however, Haudenosaunee Nation and allied nation members will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates, by the search committee, will begin in mid April 2021. For further information and the full executive briefing document, please contact Jessa Chupik and Michael Naufal at

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