Vacancy: Associate Vice President, Research + Dean

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada
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The Dean reports to the Vice President Academic and is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and leadership of applied research and research creation at Emily Carr University and Graduate Studies programs.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges studio practice, research, and critical theory in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact on both the cultural sector and economy. Emily Carr University engages students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiful and culturally rich Vancouver, British Columbia, the University attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Dean reports to the Vice President Academic and is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and leadership of applied research and research creation at Emily Carr University and Graduate Studies programs. The ideal candidate will provide leadership in building a vision and culture for graduate studies and for the development and support of innovative practice-based research. It is intended that these endeavors are integrated, to ensure the successful recruitment and retention of students across Emily Carr University’s graduate programs. They also facilitate inter-Faculty collaboration in the maintenance and assurance of quality in the graduate programs, and in the building of future graduate programs. The AVP, Research + Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies is also responsible for building and maintaining external partnerships with industry, government agencies, funding agencies, and other universities. This position also sits on the President’s Executive Committee.

Title: Associate Vice President, Research + Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies
Company: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Business Address: 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Location of Work: 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Term: The position is full-time and permanent. The term of a Dean appointment is three to five years, subject to satisfactory performance, and is renewable upon conclusion of the term.
Salary: CAN $106,820 to $128,584
Benefits: Benefits will include BC MSP coverage, extended medical, dental, pension, disability and life insurance.
Vacation: 140 hours

Typical Responsibilities Include:

Research

Pursues a full range of activities intended to foster a research culture within Emily Carr University, to communicate the research activities internally and externally, and to grow funding opportunities associated with practice-based research.

•Develops strategy for research within the University in collaboration with stakeholders, and monitors the implementation of this strategy;

•Develops, initiates, and sustains international and national partnerships in applied research and research creation;
• Provides support to Faculty by advising of research funding opportunities, by organizing training in applying for and conducting research programs, and by suggesting collaborations and partnerships;

Typical Responsibilities Include:

•Chairs the research committee, responsible for working with faculty to generate and develop potential research and monitoring research to ensure compliance with research contracts and policies;

•Participates in planning and implementation of ECUAD`s research organizational infrastructure and research facilities;

•Develops and administers the Universities Intellectual Property to ensure appropriate protection and benefit for faculty members, students, the University and other stakeholders. Works with Faculty, Staff, and Student inventors and researchers to pursue opportunities to commercialize the IP in which the University has an interest and to support applied applications of Emily Carr University research projects;

•Communicates the Universities research policies, objectives, and successes internally and to the community, and encourages the growth of the reputation of the University for innovation and research creation.

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