University of Alberta

Principal, Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Competition No.  -    A106235009
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Reporting to the Provost’s Office, the Principal of Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC), will lead the development of the College from its current form focused on an undergraduate certificate, into an expanded umbrella organization focused on coordinating and supporting the development of educational and scholarship leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff at the University of Alberta. In addition to the certificate and other programs that have been developed by PLLC, the Principal would support and facilitate interaction among existing faculty and unit leadership initiatives on campus, and provide the catalyst to develop new leadership initiatives.

The evolving vision and mandate for PLLC will require an innovative and strategic thinker with an eye on developing future possibilities, both internal and external. Serving as the face of PLLC, the Principal will foster dialogue within the academy about leadership, while building strong relationships with different parts of the university. The successful candidate will preferably be a University of Alberta employee, who will possess an understanding of the University of Alberta environment and the system of academic collegial governance with a demonstrated ability to navigate the political complexities of the academic environment. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or other appropriate academic qualification, be diplomatic, with excellent people skills, and the capacity to build and maintain engagement with multiple communities, both internal and external. The Principal will have financial acumen, with a view to long-term financial interests, and demonstrated ability to develop funding targets, raise revenue and support philanthropy at a level commensurate with the needs and opportunities associated with this initiative.

As the Academic Leader for PLLC, the Principal will:

  • Establish PLLC as a forum for leadership initiatives across our campuses to share best practices and build upon areas of commonality
  • Capitalize on existing synergies among leadership initiatives and opportunities across the University, including the current certificate, especially at the undergraduate level to create new programs
  • Work with campuses and Faculties to accommodate their unique missions, allow further development of and differentiation of undergraduate certificate program(s), and increase programming as appropriate, thereby increasing accessibility for students from a wider range of academic programs
  • Expand leadership offerings on campus to include more opportunities for graduate students
  • Optimize academic impact, and the programming and community connection potential of Peter Lougheed Hall
  • Support ongoing fundraising activities
  • Expand collaboration to include leadership opportunities for staff and faculty
  • Develop the Lougheed Fellows program to encourage the development of leaders-in-residence
  • Explore possibilities for supporting leadership scholarship across the University
  • Examine opportunities for building on the relationship with The Banff Centre
  • Develop and define the external role of the expanded PLLC – e.g. initiatives that bring together members of the external community from across sectors for leadership training and development
  • Develop a long-term revenue generation and fundraising plan

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff Agreement (TAPS), this position has a term length of 3 years, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: and an annual salary range commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This competition will remain open until filled; however, applications will start to be reviewed by March 1, 2018.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.