St. Mark’s College, an affiliated college of The University
of British Columbia (UBC), and Corpus Christi College are
conducting an extensive international search for a Principal
and President, to take office July 2014, and invite expressions
of interest, applications and nominations.
Located on the Vancouver campus of UBC, St. Mark’s
College and Corpus Christi College comprise one community
committed to preparing students to integrate and synthesize
faith and reason to serve humanity better. Together,
St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi are a centre of excellence
for undergraduate and graduate Catholic education on
Canada’s west coast.
St. Mark’s, the Catholic theological college at UBC, offers
a range of graduate and continuing education programs
to teachers, administrators, health workers and other
professionals, including master’s degrees, certificates
and diplomas in Religious Education, Theological Studies,
Pastoral Studies, Catholic Ministry Leadership, and
Educational Leadership. Through its Campus Ministry, the
College provides a dynamic pastoral presence and faith
development opportunities for students, faculty and staff
who work and study on the university campus. For further
information, please visit www.stmarkscollege.ca.
As a private, not-for-profit Catholic liberal arts college, Corpus
Christi pursues its mission through its, two-year university
transfer programs in arts, business, and science, which
provide an Associate of Arts degree and allow students to
transfer into university degree studies at UBC and across
North America. The College strives to educate articulate and
creative life-long learners who will be prepared to take on the
intellectual, professional, and social challenges of our times.
For further information, please visit www.corpuschristi.ca.
The Principal and President is the chief executive officer of
both St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College and is
responsible to their Executive Boards for strategic direction
and the entire academic and administrative operation.
The Principal and President provides leadership and works
co-operatively with the Executive Boards, UBC’s Senate,
faculty, staff, students and all members of the community
to advance the mission and spirit of the Colleges and to raise
their profiles locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Candidates must have a thorough grasp of contemporary
issues in post-secondary and Catholic higher education,
a collegial working style, experience or interest in
advancement, and the ability to represent the interests of
St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi effectively with both internal
and external constituencies. The successful candidate will
be a visionary and strategic academic with demonstrated
administrative experience in higher education, outstanding
organizational and interpersonal skills, a commitment to
teaching, the leadership ability to guide the affairs of both
institutions, and a commitment to enhancing their Catholic
St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College hire on the
basis of merit, are committed to employment equity, and
encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
The search committee will begin considering potential
candidates immediately and will continue until the role is
successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of
introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three
referees (who will not be contacted without consent of the
candidate) and be forwarded electronically in confidence to:
Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7
Principal, St. Mark’s College and
President, Corpus Christi College