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Vice-President And Principal

Job ID32-4F-4F-03-AD-8A
CompanyUniversity of Toronto Mississauga
Date Posted2020-01-21
Posted Until2020-07-19
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
The University of Toronto invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Within the University of Toronto’s tri-campus system—an environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms and continues to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers—the incumbent serves as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga.

Established in 1967, the University of Toronto Mississauga is situated on 225 acres along the Credit River to the west of the St. George campus in downtown Toronto. The campus comprises multiple award-winning facilities including the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, the Instructional Centre, and the new Maanjiwe nendamowinan building, a 2019 IIDA Global Excellence Award winner for the education category and a facility that demonstrates the University’s deep and ongoing commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous communities. Home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,300 faculty, librarians, and staff, UTM offers a catalogue of distinctive programs in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business, and is known for its diverse community, its idyllic surroundings, its exceptional partnership with the City of Mississauga, and its deep commitment to interdisciplinarity in teaching and research.

The Vice-President and Principal is chief executive of the Mississauga campus and a member of the University’s executive team, reporting to the University of Toronto’s President on matters of overall campus management and external relations, and to the Vice-President and Provost on academic matters. Among other priorities, the Vice-President and Principal will drive research excellence, high-quality academic programming, and innovation; support UTM’s student-centred culture; and, attract resources to the campus in support of its growth. The Vice-President and Principal will cultivate and nurture relationships with stakeholders inside and external to the institution.

The Vice-President and Principal is a visionary leader and respected scholar, and brings a track record of advancing the mission and identity of a globally recognized academic unit and/or university. Promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and acknowledging that pluralism and representation makes institutions stronger, this leader inspires intellectual curiosity and creativity and possesses an abiding commitment to collegial governance. The successful candidate is an excellent listener and communicator, a motivating administrator, and a person of unassailable integrity and character. The Vice-President and Principal will be appointed with tenure at the rank of Full Professor.

The new Vice-President and Principal takes office July 1, 2020 or as mutually agreed, with consideration of candidates beginning February 2020. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at

Fully committed to teaching, research, and student wellbeing as complementary facets of scholastic achievement, U of T consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in the world for research, teaching, and innovation, and among the world’s top 10 public institutions. Alumni include many thousands of distinguished researchers, teachers, creative artists, prominent federal, provincial, and municipal politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. The University is linked to the acclaimed clinical and research centres of its nine fully affiliated hospitals, and supports a vigorous program of commercialization through University of Toronto Entrepreneurship and its ten incubators and accelerators. The University has identified enhancing undergraduate education, deepening international collaboration, and leveraging the University’s position in the Greater Toronto Area – one of the world’s most diverse urban regions – as the University’s top three strategic priorities.

Regularly named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.
Start DateJuly 1, 2020
How To ApplyThe new Vice-President and Principal takes office July 1, 2020 or as mutually agreed, with consideration of candidates beginning February 2020. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at