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Academic Officer

Date: July 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Assistant Director, Graduate Communications & Postdoctoral Affairs and Manager, Graduate Academic Reviews & Administrative Services (joint report)
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Graduate Studies Office (GSO)


Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Academic Officer is responsiblefor supporting graduate studies academic affairs, including the process for new and revised graduate programs, management of the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, Approved Doctoral Dissertation Status (ADDS) processes and records,  graduate studies regulatory publications and guidelines, and the appointment of Chairs for Doctoral Thesis Oral Examinations. The incumbent provides advice to Faculties and departments on the graduate program change process, tracks and oversees implementation of program changes. The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar and Graduate Studies regulatory publications provide official information as approved by Senate Graduate and Research Council, Senate, and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council).  

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Graduate studies programs


2.  Graduate studies policies and regulatory publications


3.  PhD Thesis Oral Examination Chairs


4.  Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisors (ADDS)


5.  Communications

Position Requirements




MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic Basic Basic
  • Knowledge and experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal)

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