The University of Utah invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to begin duties on or about July 1, 2013.
The University seeks a Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs who possesses a strong academic background, research and teaching credentials sufficient to qualify for the rank of tenured professor, and who demonstrates a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate/professional education. Knowledge of the current higher education environment and related academic affairs issues and a strong commitment to shared governance is also required.
As a member of the executive leadership team, the incumbent must have the ability to actively participate in the strategic direction of the University. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs are the Deans of the Colleges of Architecture + Planning, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities, Law, Mines & earth Sciences, Science, Social & Behavioral Science, Social Work; the Deans of the David Eccles School of Business, the Graduate School, and the Honors College; the Deans of the Marriott Library and Undergraduate Studies. In addition, the following people report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Equity & Diversity, and the Director of the Utah Museum of Natural History. Additional information, including a position profile, may be obtained by visiting www.agbsearch.com  under current searches, or the University of Utah website at www.utah.edu .
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The mission of the University is to serve Utah and the world through the discovery, creation and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching, publication, artistic presentation and technology transfer; and through community engagement. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced.
To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 11, 2013 and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Confidentiality will be respected throughout this search and references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to: UtahSVPAA@agbsearch.com .
The search is being assisted by:
Dr. Jamie Ferrare
Managing Principal, AGB Search
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The University of Utah is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.