Renison University College invites applications for the position of President and Vice-Chancellor. Reporting to the Board of Governors and working in collaboration with Renison’s community of faculty, staff, and students, the President will lead the College in pursuing even greater opportunities grounded in academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and financial sustainability.  As the Chief Executive Officer of Renison, the President will successfully manage the infrastructure of human, educational, financial, and physical resources required to develop and deliver the College’s programming and student residence.

The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate or terminal degree, in addition to a track record of senior leadership in the academy that reflects a future-focused approach and an unwavering commitment to the student experience.  To be successful in the role, the President will be an excellent communicator and motivator, and a champion for advancing institutional Indigeneity, equity, diversity, and inclusion.  In addition to nurturing reciprocal relationships with key partners, including leadership at the University of Waterloo, community partners, donors, and alumni, the President must be a visionary leader adept at uniting members of the College under shared goals. The President will inspire a collective sense of purpose and foster a shared vision for an exciting future.

Consideration of candidates will begin in December 2023 and expressions of interest will be accepted throughout January 2024, with the successful candidate assuming office on July 1, 2024.  Applications are encouraged immediately via the Odgers Berndtson website. To enquire, apply, or suggest a nomination for this opportunity, please contact Andrea Patrick, Julia Robarts, and Nick Ketley at Odgers Berndtson at

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity.  As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, 2SLGBTQ, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities.  While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in the hiring process.  Please contact a member of Odgers Berndtson with accommodation requests.