Search for Principal of Emmanuel College

Victoria University, federated with the University of Toronto, is conducting an
extensive search for a Principal of Emmanuel College, to take office July 2018,
and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

Emmanuel College, one of the two colleges at Victoria University, is associated
with the United Church of Canada and the University of Toronto as a founding
member of the Toronto School of Theology. Informed by its Christian heritage,
relationship with both church and university, and its Canadian, urban, and
pluralistic location, Emmanuel College provides an education characterized by
rigorous theological inquiry, contextual analysis, commitment to justice, and
inclusive practice. It attracts excellent students to its graduate and doctoral
degrees, which include the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry, Master of
Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Pastoral Studies (with
focus areas in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam), Master of Sacred Music, and
Master of Theology, as well as its certificate, diploma and continuing education
studies. Emmanuel College is located on Victoria University’s campus, which
combines a mix of historical and modern buildings. It is situated in the University
of Toronto, Canada’s largest university and a global leader in research and
teaching, and is steps from the array of entertainment and cultural attractions
available in Toronto, one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. For
further information, please visit the website at

Reporting to the President of Victoria University, the Principal is the senior
academic and administrative leader of Emmanuel College and a member
of its faculty. The Principal provides inspirational, strategic, academic, and
financial leadership, and works co-operatively within Emmanuel College,
Victoria University, the University of Toronto, and the Toronto School of Theology
to strengthen and expand its programs and activities in ways that exemplify
its mission. Understanding and respecting the theological traditions of the
United Church of Canada, as well as the multi-religious context of contemporary
Canada, the Principal will effectively represent Emmanuel College with its
internal and external communities to advance its vision, mission, and values,
increase its resources and well being, and raise its profile locally, provincially,
nationally, and internationally.

The Principal will be a visionary and strategic leader with a significant record
of scholarship in one of the College’s principal disciplines. An innovative thinker,
seasoned administrator, and excellent communicator, the Principal will have a
demonstrated ability to work positively and inclusively with colleagues, students,
alumni, and the various governance levels of Victoria University. Candidates will
have the collegial leadership ability to guide the affairs of Emmanuel College,
represent it effectively, and further its interests with both internal and
external constituencies.

Victoria University is committed to equity in access to employment and a diverse
and inclusive workplace. The University encourages applications from racialized
persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities,
LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification
of ideas. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, priority will
be given to qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require
accessibility accommodation, please contact Laverne Smith & Associates at to confidentially discuss your request.

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.


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