Jill Scott


Dr. Jill Scott (BA, University of Manitoba; MA, Carleton University; PhD, University of Toronto) was a full professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at Queen’s University, where she also served as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International).

Throughout her career, Dr. Scott has held various academic and administrative positions. These include professor at the University of Toronto and Head of the Department of German as well as Associate Head and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture at Queen’s University.

Dr. Scott possesses considerable experience in the university sector, having led various institutional strategic planning initiatives, including those related to Truth and Reconciliation and to equity, diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

She holds the position of Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs since September 1, 2019 for a five-year term.


The Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs holds an outstanding position within the University, which makes her the highest ranking officer after the President. Among her numerous responsibilities, she is in charge of accomplishing, in collaboration with the faculties' deans, the following functions:

  • set the University's broad academic directions;
  • design and regularly evaluate programs;
  • recruit and retain professors;
  • establish student-recruitment strategies.

The faculties, their schools, departments and programs, and the library network are overseen by the Provost. The same applies to the academic units and services designed to help students make the most of their university experience or to guide professors in their academic pursuits.

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