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​Vice President, Research and Policy

​Lead a research team in conducting policy-relevant research 

to strengthen Ontario higher education

We are looking for a research and policy leader with experience managing effective teams and a passion for improving the quality of higher education in Ontario. 

Working with the President and CEO, you will establish research priorities and plans with a view to encouraging the adoption of evidence-based policies and practices in higher education. You will participate in research and evaluation projects and will directly supervise three research directors who will assist you with the implementation of research plans. You will also have overall leadership responsibility for a team of up to ten researchers with diverse skillsets and areas of expertise.  

You may currently be working in a university, college, government, or policy-oriented research organization. You have a record of leading innovative policy research and/or evidence-based practice in higher education or a related field. You have, or will develop, a strong network of higher education leaders, researchers and practitioners across Ontario and more broadly. You have experience managing high-functioning teams as well as cultivating partnerships with external people and organizations. You work well with others, inside and outside your organization. You empower team members to achieve results and are respected by colleagues for your fairness and devotion to the public interest. 

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario is an agency of the Ontario government whose purpose is to assist the government in improving all aspects of the postsecondary education sector, including improving the quality of education provided in the sector, access to postsecondary education and accountability of postsecondary educational institutions.  For further information about our organization, go to ​  

Please submit your cover letter and resume to​. Candidates will be contacted for interviews beginning in early March. Interviews will continue until a successful candidate has been identified. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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