Vice President Teaching and learning, Yorkville University

  • Boyden
  • Yorkville University, Steeles Avenue West, Concord, ON, Canada
  • Sep 30, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


Location: Ideally Toronto, Ontario or Fredericton, New Brunswick and travel to other campus locations will be required. 


Yorkville University and the Toronto Film School (collectively “Yorkville”) form the largest private, for-profit education group in Canada. Founded in 2003, Yorkville aspires to transform lives through innovative, professionally-focused degree and diploma pro­grams through physical campus locations in Ontario and British Columbia which also offer online education, as well as fully online courses registered in New Brunswick. Offering distinctive programs and fields of study, Yorkville reaches markets that are underserved by public and private educators via delivery models that are unique in the Canadian landscape. By continually developing and enhancing its course offerings, program delivery, and student experience, Yorkville has grown into a major institution, providing in-person and virtual learning to both domestic and international students.

As Yorkville University continues to invest in the future success of their students, they are seeking an inaugural Vice President, Teaching and Learning who will play an integral role in Yorkville University’s academic vision of transforming lives by championing pedagogical innovation and establishing Yorkville as a differentiated national leader in online learning and student success.

The VP, Teaching & Learning will work  directly with the President and the Provost and collaboratively with other senior leaders of the University, to  champion the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming, initiatives, and services that promote pedagogical innovation, academic program development and teaching excellence. The VP Teaching & Learning will lead and promote Yorkville University’s learning experience design and curricular support teams, and the Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, to support Yorkville’s vision of being the top choice for students seeking personal and professional transformation through higher education.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The new Vice President will be a highly respected and dynamic academic leader who is dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, and student success, ideally in an online environment. As an ideal candidate, they will have demonstrated understanding of the advancements in online learning and a commitment to supporting mature domestic and international students in their academic and life ambitions and enabling student access to higher education. A collaborative leader and problem solver, the VP Teaching & Learning will possess an understanding of the opportunities facing higher education, in particular with respect to curricular development and pedagogical innovation, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. A Masters' degree is required and a PhD would be preferred (in progress or at completion).

Motivated by the ability to drive change, the ideal candidate will embrace the opportunity to join a high-performing team focused on delivering superior learning and career outcomes for students.

Application Details

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Renée Young or Jenny Zhang at To apply, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via: .

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville University as a leading provider of post-secondary education also makes the school an exceptional place to work. Yorkville University welcomes inquiries from qualified professionals who are interested in joining its team of administrators and educators.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville University, and they are committed to making these values an integral part of their culture. Yorkville University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require accommodation for a disability, please reach out to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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