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Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
The University of California, Irvine invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Recognized for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance, UC Irvine seeks a Provost who will build on the University’s substantial momentum and lead it to a new level of academic excellence and prominence.
Founded in 1965, UC Irvine currently enrolls nearly 28,000 students and is home to 1,100 regular ranks faculty members and 9,000 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities – public and private – UC Irvine excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs. Recent additions include public health, pharmaceutical sciences, and nursing science programs, a recently established School of Education, as well as a new School of Law that graduated its first students in 2012.
Challenges and Opportunities for the next EVC/Provost
• Work with the UC Irvine faculty, students, and staff to forge a clear and compelling academic vision and plan for the future
• Continue to build and strengthen UC Irvine’s diverse and inclusive community
• Recruit, retain, and develop an increasingly distinguished faculty
• Further strengthen the UC Irvine student experience
• Promote continued excellence through interdisciplinary and cross school investment in UC Irvine’s areas of distinction
• Serve as an advocate and external ambassador
Experience and Qualifications
UC Irvine seeks in its new Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost a leader with intellectual vision, a global perspective, a dedication to further enhancing the student experience, and a commitment to teaching and research excellence. The individual should possess demonstrated ability to understand and react to current complexities, including the political, financial, technological, and global challenges that public universities face in today’s environment. Candidates should have a history of academic leadership, a distinguished academic record of scholarship and teaching, demonstrated financial strategy and financial management skills, a commitment to teaching and the student experience, and the ability to build and cultivate consensus in a university and its programs. Underlying all the above, candidates should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices, a commitment to diversity, and an appreciation for collaboration and its role in effective shared governance with faculty, students, and staff.
The University of California, Irvine has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence to: David Bellshaw, Vice President and Director, Bernard R. Jones, Senior Associate, Sabrina Singh, Associate, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.
UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
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