President & Vice Chancellor - Mount Allison University
A rare opportunity to lead Canada’s top undergraduate University
Mount Allison University is located within the territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq. Our relationship and our privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725 to 1752.
Founded in 1839 in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, the University is situated in the beautiful and vibrant community of Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison was recently recognized in Maclean's magazine's 2024 University Rankings as the top-ranked undergraduate university in Canada — for the 24th time in the past 33 years.
Mount Allison brings together outstanding students, faculty, staff, and benefactors from all over the world who contribute to a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus culture. Students come from more than 80 countries around the world to make up a diverse, creative, and talented student body of approximately 2,300 students, taught and supported in a community of 230 faculty, and 330 staff.
With more than 50 academic programs to choose from, students can create their own unique bachelor’s degree in Arts, Science, Arts and Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music, with a small number of master’s degrees offered in the sciences. The University has an excellent track record of student acceptance into graduate programs and professional schools, including medicine, law, engineering, business, and technology. Combining interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities with core areas of study presents exciting new education pathways for learning, research, and innovation. Graduates leave Mount Allison having had a transformative student experience and prepared to make outstanding contributions to a changing and challenging world. As an example, 56 Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded to Mount Allison students to date, with the University having one of the best records, per capita, in Canada.
Reporting to the Board of Regents, the President has a rare opportunity to define a new chapter for Canada’s top undergraduate University, in a time of unprecedented change in the world and university sector. The President must be passionate about the Mount Allison experience and support exceptional undergraduate education that is student-centered, and immersive. They are committed to academic quality and innovation in research and creative activities, experiential learning, and teaching. They have a track record of fostering strong relationships and partnerships with alumni, benefactors, community, business, government, and other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally and have a long-term view of the University's assets and financial sustainability.
The ideal candidate leads with integrity, values openness and accountability, and is committed to building trust and collegiality. They have a PhD or other terminal degree with a proven track record in research, creative activities, experiential learning, and teaching at the post-secondary level. They have extensive experience as a senior administrative leader, including enabling strategic and academic planning, financial stewardship, external and government relations, risk management, overseeing large-scale initiatives, empowering and leading teams, and working with diverse stakeholder interests.
They empower those around them through collaboration, communication, and collegial problem-solving. They provide overall leadership to ensure Mount Allison is financially sustainable and has a compelling case to attract and retain talented students, faculty, administration, and staff. The President is visible and engaged in university affairs, campus, and community. The President is proud and energetic in building the University’s profile regionally, nationally, and internationally.
To learn more about Mount Allison University, please visit: www.mta.ca
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