Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (External Relations)

An election will held by GFC to declare the ONE candidate to this committee. 

  • ELECTORATE: the faculty and the appointed academic staff representatives on GFC
  • ELECTION PERIOD: Wednesday, August 5 through Monday, August 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Eligible Voters may vote online: Click eVOTE

Call for Academic Staff Nominations

Applications will be accepted until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Noon).

Following the announcement of the creation of the External Relations portfolio, President Flanagan has asked that an Advisory Search Committee for the Vice-President (External Relations) be struck. General Faculties Council (GFC) is asked to assist in the election of ONE (1) Academic Staff member by the faculty and the appointed academic staff representatives on GFC to sit on this committee.

Membership Selection Criteria 

The  Vice-Presidential Search Procedure stipulates that the approved committee composition for Vice-President (External Relations) includes:
Staff who are NOT eligible to serve as academic staff representatives on Advisory Search/Review Committees are as follows:
  • Staff who are on leave. The term ‘leave’ includes: administrative leave, sabbatical, political, medical, parental, childbirth, disability, assisted, secondment.
  • All employees described in Category A1.0/D1.2 who hold the administrative positions of Associate Dean, Assistant Dean or Department Chair, or positions in conflict of interest such as direct reports, at the time of the initial nomination. For details, please refer to Conflict of Interest and Commitment and Institutional Conflict Policy

2020 Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Start-Up Meeting: Friday, August 21, 2020 from 10 – 11 am
  • Committee Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Committee Meeting: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm
  • Interviews: Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, 2020, exact times to be determined closer to the dates

Nomination and Election Process

Steps 1.0 and 2.0 are required by the Nominee and Nominators in order to complete an application by Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

  • Nominee AGREES to stand for election. If multiple nominees come forward an election will be held by GFC.
  • Nominee is SUPPORTED by five (5) academic staff members from categories (A1.0/D1.2) whom agree to serve as a "Nominator" (not including the nominee).

  1. Nominee must complete and submit a Nominee Application Form by way of an online committee application form. 
    Please Note: Nominee's application form can be completed/submitted by the Nominee or a fellow colleague/nominator (on behalf of Nominee) and  includes an expression of interest (approximately 150 words) and a brief professional/bio sketch (approximately 150 words). Details provided inform the nominee's profile for election purposes. 

  2. Nominee must complete and submit a U of A Conflict of Interest Declaration. Any identified real or perceived conflicts of interest must be managed in accordance with relevant university policies. Assessing conflict requires the collection of personal information as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The University will conduct this and other conflict-related activities with the utmost discretion and in compliance with legislation.
    Submit COI form by Email: Conflict of Interest Declaration (COI) form (downloaded and completed) is received by University Governance. Please submit the COI (pdf) by email to (GFC Elections/COI Reporting Officer) prior to the application deadline.


  1. Each of the five (5) Nominators must complete and submit an online " Nominator Support and Consent Form " prior to the application deadline.

NOMINEE MAY APPLY NOW! The completed application consists of the Nominee Application Form (submitted online), Conflict of Interest Declaration Form (sent by email) AND a Nominator Support and Consent Form (submitted online by each of the five (5) supporting Nominators) by Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Noon).  All relevant forms are also located along the right toolbar.