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Provost and Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College

Trinity College, a university in federation with the University of Toronto, invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice-Chancellor, which is the chief executive and academic officer of the College. The appointment is for a term of five years, renewable, beginning July 2024.

Trinity College is a small, distinctive college at the heart of a world-class university. It offers an exceptional student experience and fosters a deep commitment to responsibility and leadership. The College is well-known for its passionate and tightly knit community. It has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, and many of its graduates have gone on to attain national and international distinction. The College is in the midst of the most ambitious, exciting, and transformative capital development in its history, with the building of the Lawson Centre for Sustainability well underway. Trinity has approximately 2200 undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Science, over a quarter of whom currently live in residence. It is also home to 85 graduate students in Trinity’s Faculty of Divinity, Canada’s oldest Anglican theological school. The College community also includes 142 fellows, close to 40 faculty, plus academic, administrative, and other staff, and an active and loyal body of alumni.

The ideal candidate for Provost and Vice-Chancellor will be an outstanding leader and scholar, with a track record of promoting and sustaining excellence, and with a deep commitment to the student experience. They will possess the leadership skills and administrative experience to advance the College on all fronts, while honouring the deep traditions that are essential to the Trinity culture. Working with Trinity College’s governing bodies, the faculty, the senior administration team, alumni, and an engaged student body, and operating within the complex University of Toronto institutional context (including the Toronto School of Theology), the Provost will have an open and collegial leadership style, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. They will live in the Provost’s Lodge on campus and be actively and enthusiastically immersed in all facets of life at Trinity College.

The College is a culturally diverse and inclusive community that sustains a tradition of academic excellence and provides a vibrant and welcoming community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Trinity College is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity based on merit, transparency, accessibility, and inclusion, ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation measures, please contact trinity@odgersberndtson.com. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications are encouraged immediately at https://careers.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/28884. The committee’s consideration of candidates will commence in late January 2024. Trinity College has partnered with the leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson for this recruitment. To apply or request more information, please contact Julia Robarts and Nick Ketley at trinity@odgersberndtson.com