Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Job Information
Author mcmaster
Date February 9, 2017
Type Full Time
Company McMaster University
Salary To be discussed - To Be Negotiated
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Category Information Technology
Contact Information
How to Apply Please email your resume to The Bedford Consulting Group at, in .doc, docx, or .rtf formats. Please reference “McMaster University CTO” in the subject of your email.

McMaster University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities with an impressive reputation for academic and research excellence. A diverse and complex institution, with constantly evolving technology needs, McMasters’ innovative approaches to teaching and learning have been adopted by universities around the world. Within this context, McMaster University seeks a visionary leader as its new Assistant Vice-President (AVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).


Responsible for enterprise-wide technology leadership, the CTO role requires a consultative leader, who is eager to champion a service-oriented and progressive technology environment. McMaster has recently undertaken an enterprise-wide review of information technology (IT) services. The CTO will use the review recommendations as a guide in the development and execution of a new IT strategy for the University, approaching this task in a manner that builds trust, promotes collaboration and a common vision for IT across campus. As a decentralized research-intensive university, with a federated model for IT services, the CTO has direct oversight responsibility for University Technology Services, while taking a leadership role in ensuring a consistent and integrated approach to all IT functions across the University.


The successful candidate is committed to innovation, continuous improvement, and client-service as demonstrated through roles of progressively increasing responsibility, including significant senior-level management experience in a complex technology environment. They will be an influencer, forward thinking, energetic and cost-efficient, possessing a high-level of integrity, and bringing experience from collaborative team environments and leadership roles. Exceptional communication and leadership skills are required. Experience in effectively leading large-scale interdepartmental change, impacting technology, processes and people, is essential. Experience in a higher education environment would be considered an asset.


McMaster’s core leadership capabilities are designed to nurture employee engagement through best people practices.  All leaders will demonstrate these Leadership Capabilities by:  Taking a Strategic Approach; Communicating and Collaborating; Developing People; Investing in Relationships; Championing Change and Innovation; and Driving Results.


Employment Equity

McMaster University has a strong commitment to employment equity and seeks qualified candidates with the skills and abilities that contribute to equity and diversity in research, teaching, and the workplace.  All qualified candidates are welcome to apply, especially women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons.  Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) [or FHS Human Resources] to communicate any known accommodation needs.

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