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University Canada West is committed to the principle of employment equality. Recently acquired by Global University Systems (GUS), a European leader in private sector Higher Education, the University offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Business Administration degrees both face-to-face in our downtown Vancouver premises and on-line. Our degrees follow respected Canadian traditions and standards and are approved and regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education of the Province of British Columbia.  


We are a teaching-intensive university, so evidence of teaching excellence is a definite asset. We support research by our faculty, insofar as it supports great teaching and intellectual development. We require all faculty to be active scholars but we also offer an escape from the “publish or perish” lifestyle forced on faculty at many universities. Applicants for faculty positions should have a related doctoral degree, or at minimum a Master’s degree, with relevant post-secondary teaching and work experience.


We recognize that the spirit and energy of our support staff are key contributors to our rich learning community. Full-time and contract staff members work in a positive work environment with strong support from all of our academic faculties and administrative departments.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, curriculum vitae including evidence of teaching experience and scholarly accomplishments and the names of three referees to: 
University Canada West
626 West Pender Street, Suite 100,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1V9, Canada.
T. 1-604-915-9607

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. University Canada West is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Current Positions Available

President & Vice-Chancellor

Full time Position

Date posted: Oct 23, 2018

The Role

We are searching for an inspirational and motivational President and Vice Chancellor for UCW. In this position, it will be your job to lead the university in meeting its strategic goals and to raise the profile of the university around the world.  The President maintains strong relationships with the British Columbia Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB) and the Ministry of Advanced Education and is responsible for ensuring that the university continues to achieve high standards of program quality and delivers an exceptional student experience.  The President works closely with the Board of Governors and Directors to ensure that the university meets its financial, operational and strategic goals. 

The ideal candidate brings an understanding of the BC post-secondary education environment, the ability to articulate a clear vision and the ability to inspire and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.  The incumbent will maintain high standards of ethics, discretion, fairness and consistency, a professional attitude, and a commitment to quality of service to our students.

A Doctorate degree is required as well as recognized achievements in teaching, research and scholarly activities.  Administrative experience, including budget management and resource allocation, in a university setting is also required.  Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining community, national and international relations is desired.

About University Canada West

University Canada West (UCW) is a premier education destination situated in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

We are a forward-thinking and innovative institution and offer a modern education to prepare today’s students for the careers of tomorrow. As one of BC’s fastest growing universities, we attract students from Canada and around the world and welcome diversity among staff and faculty.

University Canada West is a subsidiary of Global University Systems, which is based in the Netherlands.


If you believe you can make a difference to the lives of our students and lead the university in achieving its goals, expressions of interest in the role may be sent to the Search Committee at jobs@ucanwest.ca

Sessional Faculty

Full time Position

Date posted: Jul 23, 2019

About University Canada West

UCW is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada. With its MBA program and two bachelors’ programs—one in business and one in communications—and a new Associate of Arts degree, UCW is well-suited to providing students with a grounded, practical education in business, communications and the liberal arts. Located in a historic building in downtown Vancouver, UCW has a modern and accessible campus near public transport hubs and other amenities.

UCW is a business-oriented, teaching intensive university. The primary role of faculty at UCW is to teach. Faculty will be expected to take part in committees and to stay active in their field. Faculty are encouraged to engage in scholarly activities.

University Canada West is experiencing significant growth and is looking to hire faculty in all business fields, Marketing, Leadership, Operations, Management Consulting, as well as key
disciplines in the liberal arts, including English, Communications, Anthropology and Sociology.

Specific Responsibilities

UCW is currently looking for graduate instructors who can teach MBA-level Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, and Finance courses, as well as undergraduate instructors who can teach English Writing and Literature, Biology, Ecology, Business Law and Communications courses.

  • Create a positive classroom and learning environment through effective student engagement
  • Use a variety of appropriate teaching/learning strategies
  • Use academic technology effectively to enhance and support learning
  • Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of techniques
  • Develop, revise and adapt appropriate learning resources for students
  • Provide academic support to students as part of regularly scheduled office hours
  • Contribute to curriculum development and revision
  • Maintain contacts with relevant industry and professional associations
  • Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques
  • Participate in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities
  • Teach in the A.A., B.A. B.Com. and MBA programs
Position Requirements

Successful candidates will be able to teach their subject area to undergraduate students at the Vancouver campus. Some candidates may also teach graduate courses. These are seasonal/sessional positions. These positions could also include graduate or undergraduate chair duties for a candidate with an appropriate background.

Minimum requirements:
PhD in above fields. We will also consider candidates with a Master’s degree from a prestigious institution. Teaching experience preferred. Accounting instructors must have a CPA designation.

Preferred requirements:
Experience teaching both undergraduates and graduates in an environment with diverse students. Track record of scholarly activity in the field.


  • Involvement in scholarly/academic pursuits
  • Excellence in teaching to diverse audiences
  • Student-focused approach to teaching with strong sense of academic integrity

The successful applicants will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in an area in which the applicant has expertise and in which the school has need for course coverage. Further duties may include an academic administration role, such as leading an academic program or center. This position also includes service (such as committee work
and student coaching) within the university. Canadian PR or Citizenship strongly preferred for all positions.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to “jobs@ucanwest.ca

Vice President Academic

Full time Position

Date posted: Jun 18, 2019

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the President, the Vice President Academic is responsible for the development and administration of academic policies, programs and personnel in accordance with a progressive academic vision and annual plan in a private, for-profit context. This Vice President is a builder, an innovator and a persistent leader of growth and change.

The VP proactively leads quality educational design and delivery. S/he vigorously supports studentcentric, collaborative teamwork on all UCW campuses, in all delivery modes, domestically and internationally. The VPA is a significant contributor to UCW’s Academic Council and interacts with the
Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB) ensuring that new proposals, program reviews, and academic and student service operations are not only of the highest academic calibre possible, but also highly relevant to the future careers of our graduates.

As an integral member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President Academic provides input into strategic and systems planning, document preparation and submissions. The VP measures and reports on the efficiency and effectiveness of this portfolio from both educational and business perspectives. Working in tandem with colleagues across the university, sets student admission and retention standards, and ensures that students’ opinions are invariably embraced within program reviews.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Aligned with University Canada West’s Mission, Vision and Values, prepares a 3 year business plan for educational quality and growth of UCW programs with provisions for accompanying student support
  • Accountable for degree quality within a private for profit operating structure, i.e., fiscal responsibility with a growth perspective
  • Develops business cases forecasting revenues and expenses (start-up and ongoing, operational and capital) and risks
  • Prioritizes, directs the development and signs off on comprehensively-prepared new program submissions
  • Ensures currency and consistency of course outlines, learning outcomes and curriculum across modalities. Applies current educational theory and practice and embraces local, national and global planning perspectives
  • Works closely with the President, VP Operations, and Registrar to advance university systems, processes, positive student results and employee engagement
  • Provides input to advance IT development of academic and administrative systems
  • Provides academic and student service oversight and inspiration through rigorous recruitment, hiring, orientation, professional development and review of faculty and staff performance
  • Safeguards UCW University and Program consent from the provincial government
  • Safeguards program accreditations
  • Monitors and reports quantitatively and qualitatively on student feedback, student outcomes and alumni success
  • Oversees faculty hiring, assignment, contracts, invoices, appraisal, professional development, and levels of scholarly activity
  • Develops academic standards, policies, procedures, and reference documents to guide and measure performance
  • Problem solves higher-order student, staff and faculty issues
  • Actively participates in external forums and networks to further the goals of the University
  • Assists with annual budget preparation and variance management
  • Bolsters UCW’s autonomy while working with Campus Support Service providers
  • Other related assignments

Position Requirements

To be successful in VP Academic position, an individual must be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Education and Experience:

  • An earned Doctoral Degree from a recognized university
  • Progressive post-secondary academic and administrative experience
  • Extensive in-class and on-line education experience with domestic and international students
  • Recent, substantive scholarly activity
  • Understanding of public and private post-secondary legislation, structures and reporting in this province and knowledge of related operations (e.g., BC Council on Admission and Transfer)
  • Entrepreneurial and business acumen
  • Evidence of successful new program development and academic innovation
  • Evidence of implementing continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership, communication and team building skills

Please apply to Jobs@ucanwest.ca