The University of Wisconsin System invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
As Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, UWM enjoys a growing national reputation for excellence in research, quality student education, and sustained community engagement. UWM seeks a chancellor with the strategic vision, personal integrity, energy, and leadership skills to direct a large, dynamic, urban institution within a statewide public higher education system.
UWM is a research university (high research activity, RU/H) under the current Carnegie classification enrolling more than 27,000 students, and its $698 million 2013-14 operating budget includes $255 million in federal aid, grants, and contracts (with $210 million for student aid, much of which is used by students to pay tuition and fees). Research expenditures totaled more than $55 million in 2012-13, an increase of more than 58 percent over the past decade. The university’s workforce of almost 8,000 includes 838 faculty, 867 instructional academic staff, 950 administrative staff, 1,153 graduate assistants, 4,887 student workers, and 1,518 classified personnel (both represented and non-represented). The most recent academic additions to the university have been the School of Freshwater Sciences, the first graduate school in the United States dedicated solely to the study of freshwater, and the Zilber School of Public Health, which is working toward becoming the first accredited public health school in Wisconsin. UWM has a signifcant presence in online education, with more students taking online courses than any other university in Wisconsin. There also is a new focus on entrepreneurship and innovation by different schools and colleges through the Student Startup Challenge.
The university is located in one of Milwaukee’s most attractive neighborhoods alongside Lake Michigan, and a short distance from downtown Milwaukee. The metropolitan area is alive with theaters, restaurants, museums, professional sports, parks, concert halls, and ethnic festivals.
UWM faculty and staff are engaged in multiyear planning and implementation processes. The first major program was completed a few years ago with the creation of a campus master plan. It is guiding the realization of the UW-Milwaukee Initiative, a quarter of a billion dollars in state-supported capital spending on the university’s campuses throughout Metropolitan Milwaukee. Multiyear planning also is under way with strategic planning, academic planning and creation of a new budget model; these three processes will be completed in 2014. For additional information about the institution and complete position qualifications, please visit http://www.uwm.edu/chancellorsearch
As executive head of her/his respective faculty and institution, the Chancellor is vested with the responsibility of administering UW System Board of Regents policies under the coordinating direction of the President of the UW System, and is accountable and reports to the President and the Board on the operation and administration of her/his institution. Subject to Board policy, and operating in a shared governance environment (with faculty, staff, and students), the Chancellor of the institution oversees: developing and implementing the institution’s strategic plan and annual goals; designing curricula and setting degree requirements; determining academic standards and establishing grading systems; defining and administering institutional standards for faculty peer evaluation; screening candidates for appointment, promotion and tenure; recommending individual merit increases; administering associated auxiliary services; and administering all funds, from whatever source, allocated, generated, or intended for use by the institution.
Review of candidates will begin in September 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials by September 26, 2014 for best consideration. Application materials should include: a letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position; a two-page executive summary; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers for at least five references. Correspondents are strongly encouraged to communicate by e-mail utilizing PDF attachments.
Shelly Weiss Storbeck and Julia Patton of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates are assisting the search and screen committee. Questions, requests for information, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Julia Patton, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
More information about Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates can be found here: www.storbeckpimentel.com
Further information about the search, UW-Milwaukee, and complete position qualifications are available at: http://www.uwm.edu/chancellorsearch
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer. The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. “Final candidates” under Wisconsin law means “the 5 candidates who are considered most qualified for the office or position.” See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). For the UWM Campus Security Report, see http://www4.uwm.edu/osl/dean/cleryact.cfm/ or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 188, at 414-229-4632 for a paper copy. Employment will require a criminal background check.