Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost position reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and assists with all manner of academic administration, policy, and planning and leads campuswide initiatives at the direction of the Provost. For more information on the Provost’s Office, please see: http://provost.uga.edu/.
The next Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will be an energetic and enthusiastic academic leader, with a successful record of administrative leadership in higher education and thorough understanding of the programs that comprise a large public research university. The Vice Provost should possess the ability to work collegially and respond effectively to all constituents of the University of Georgia, and be a principled advocate for the institution’s tripartite mission, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” The Vice Provost should have a deep commitment to diversity.
The Vice Provost works closely with a wide range of university constituents and reporting agencies, acting on behalf of the Provost at meetings when the Provost is unavailable. Additionally, the Vice Provost advises the Provost on a number of key academic appointments and appeals processes, faculty development and promotion and tenure issues and related issues.
A terminal degree is required. The successful candidate should be results-oriented, skilled at problem solving with the ability to work independently and efficiently, be a strong manager with good budgetary skills and the ability to work in a collaborative manner with senior administrators, the academic leadership in the 17 schools and colleges, and across the University.
The University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. Founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered university in the country, the University is recognized as the flagship among the 31 institutions comprising the University System of Georgia. UGA is consistently ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.
UGA employs about 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment is approaching 35,000 students including approximately 26,300 undergraduates and 8,300 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Georgia Regents University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, which will graduate its first class of medical students in spring 2014. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.
Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 2, 2014; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).
Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:
UGA Search Group
University of Georgia, Human Resources
Search Committee: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
215 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602
Confidential requests for information should be directed to Frank DiGiacomo with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7908.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.