Office of the President

Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor

VPA Search Community Consultation

Professor Jon Driver’s term as Vice-President Academic and Provost pro tem ends on August 31, 2020. In accordance with the procedures set out in policy GP29 Search Committees for Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents, a search committee has been established and is currently undertaking a process to select SFU's next Vice-President Academic and Provost.

The Vice-President Academic and Provost is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all academic programs at the university, including student experience and student success, resource allocation, academic planning, quality assurance, and support and development of faculty members. The position also works with others on the development of academic programs, faculty and portfolio budgets, faculty hiring plans, and supports for students. 

You are invited to participate in this important process and share with the committee the qualities, attributes and types of experience you feel the successful candidate should possess. 

Here is how you can participate:

  1. Online Questionnaire: Share your feedback anonymously until January 31st: Take the survey
  2. Written submission: Send a written submission directly to the committee by January 31st: vpa_search@sfu.ca
  3. All Campus Forum: As a result of the snow closure, we are looking at a new date for the all campus forum: Join us in person on TBC at one of our three campus locations:
    - Burnaby campus: TBC
    - Surrey campus: TBC
    - Vancouver campus: TBC
    - The forum will also be webcast live and recorded
Your feedback will help shape the position description and candidate profile, documents that will be used in the recruitment and evaluation of candidates. The consultation is open until January 31st.


The existing position description and candidate profile were developed for the Vice-President Academic and Provost search in 2015. These documents have been made available for your review to provide your feedback on how accurately they reflect the current requirements for SFU’s next Vice-President Academic and Provost. 

2015 Position Description
2015 Candidate Profile