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Director of Research & Graduate Studies

Raymond Chabot Ressources Humaines inc.

This is a Contract position in Sherbrooke, QC posted September 15, 2022.

Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University is an undergraduate university founded in 1843 as Bishop’s College. Its main goal is to provide students with quality education in the fields of fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. Bishop’s University is located in the bilingual community of Lennoxville, a suburb of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Bishop’s University’s 550-acre campus offers breathtaking views and an atmosphere of rare charm and beauty. It comprises 25 buildings, including seven residences, two libraries, two theatres, exceptional classrooms, laboratories, a sports and recreation centre that includes three gymnasiums and an 800-seat arena, a historic chapel, a music recital room, and a daycare centre. The campus is also home to a duck pond and wildlife refuge, ten tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, cross-country ski trails, and the oldest nine-hole golf course in Canada.

By choosing Bishop’s University, you also choose a region worth living in. Advantages are numerous and the location is ideal, about an hour and a half away from Montreal and 40 minutes from the US border. The region provides a high quality of life and many recreational opportunities.

Bishop’s University is now seeking a Director of Research & Graduate Studies for a regular full-time position.

Your role at Bishop’s University

Under the leadership of the Vice President Academic and Research, you will have a critical leadership role dedicated to advancing, safeguarding, and reinforcing Bishop’s University’s reputation for excellence in research and for its emergent deeper focus on graduate studies. Working directly with the Vice President Academic and Research (VPAR), Academic Deans and Program Chairs, the Director develops strategies, policies and processes to ensure success in risk management, compliance, and in the administration of the research funds applied for, and received, annually within the University’s diverse research community. More precisely, you will:

  • Lead and direct the RGS team in managing the pre- and post-award non-financial activities for Federal and Provincial Tri-Agency, and multiple Canadian and international, non-institutional research funding programs;
  • Provide strategic and operational support to the VPAR through the development and implementation of effective and efficient policies and processes;
  • Facilitate and support the research mission of Bishop’s University through the provision of expert advice, research administration and risk management as well as communications and knowledge mobilization initiatives to celebrate and publicize research achievement within the Bishop’s community;
  • In coordination with the Vice Principal, correspond and network with appropriate government agencies or representatives, granting councils, universities and other public or private sector partners (including membership on provincial and federal organizations such as ADEREQ and CAURA;
  • Work with and support the Senate Research Committee, the Research Ethics Board, the Animal Care and Biosafety committees, the Senate Research Space Committee and Graduate Studies Committee, and the Eastern Townships Resource Center;
  • Lead the RGS Office in collaboration with Recruitment, Admissions as well as Academic Deans and Program Chairs in the development and growth of graduate studies programming, in line with the University’s Strategic Priorities.

Your profile

Education and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of combined experience in grants management and/or research administration environment, as well as graduate program development and administration, as well as progressive leadership and management experience in a comparable environment;
  • Experience with a wide variety of research grants and research contracts;
  • In-depth knowledge of the Canadian peer review granting systems, processes and procedures, and of the regulations and guidelines governing research and research creation in an academic environment;
  • Openness to recognize when change is necessary, and to develop, implement and lead effective change management strategies;
  • Knowledge and experience of best practices in building a strong collaborative team, leading people and creating a shared vision.


  • Fluent knowledge of English and French;
  • Communication skills with the ability to converse with, write reports for, and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization and to external partners (in English and French);
  • Ability to deal confidentially with information that has financial, political, regulatory and reputational implications;
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to the organization’s strategy and goals;
  • Seasoned leader who promotes individual growth and development;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to handle complex, ambiguous situations with diplomacy, calmness and good judgment;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to take action to proactively resolve issues;
  • Project management skills from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines.

The benefits of being part of the team 

  • Access to a comprehensive insurance program;
  • Access to an employer-contributed pension program;
  • Four weeks’ vacation (pro-rated) upon hire and two additional weeks during the Christmas holidays;
  • Discounts at the sports centre and golf club for employees and their family;
  • Tuition allowance for employees, their spouses and their dependants;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • Access to the Health Clinic on campus;
  • Flexible 35-hour-per-week schedule;

Are you an excellent communicator and recognized for your leadership? We want to meet you!

If you are up for the challenge, send your resume to:

Mrs. Sophie Blanchette, M. Sc., Counselor
Raymond Chabot Ressources Humaines inc.
(819) 822-4004, option 1, ext. 5880

We respect the principle of employment equality.


Salary: 94515.81-118908.42