Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 by THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Tucson, AZ 85701
Education
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
About the University of Arizona Established in 1885, the University of Arizona ("UA" or the "University"), the state's flagship and land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 22nd among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually. About Tucson Tucson, located in a valley surrounded by five mountain ranges, is a great place to live and enjoy the influence of multiple cultures, the amenities and atmosphere of a major university, desert and mountain landscapes, and year-round outdoor sports and activities. Tucson has a rich history that is influenced by its proximity to Mexico and the presence of 21 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Arizona. Today a bustling urban center of nearly a million residents, Tucson is also the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America, with traces of centuries-old Hohokam communities still visible in petroglyphs throughout the region. Set in the lush Sonoran Desert only 65 miles from Mexico and surrounded by mountains, forests, monuments, and national parks, this unique environment is famous for mild winters, stunning sunsets, outdoor adventures and a multicultural population that reflects the rich diversity of the Southwest. With 350 days of sunshine annually, Tucson and surrounding Southern Arizona is an ideal place for hikers, bikers, swimmers, triathletes, tennis players and golfers. The city is also a thriving hub of economic and commercial activity in the Greater Southwest, home to numerous medical and research centers and a site for high technology industries, from optics to film. Beyond technology and the great outdoors, Tucson is well known for its rich cultural offerings, including opera, theatre, ballet, mariachi festivals, rodeo, the Kitt Peak National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the historic San Xavier Mission and world-class museums, including the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, the Pima Air and Space Museum, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Most recently Tucson was designated as the United States' first City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization., The University of Arizona values its inclusive climate because diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, UA translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because the university seeks a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, it provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As an Employer of National Service, UA also welcomes alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Please see Special Instructions for more details. Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Advisory Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae as well as a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each. Confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately. To be ensured full consideration, email a curriculum vitae and supporting materials to Russell Reynolds Associates at . Position Details CAPTION: Position Information Title Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Department Executive Ofc of the President (9901) Location Main Campus Position Summary President Robert (Bobby) Robbins, with the advice and counsel of a Search Advisory Committee, invites applications and nominations for the University of Arizona's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost (Provost hereafter). Reporting directly to President Robbins, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the University, and as such, will be instrumental in guiding the future of the University of Arizona. The Provost will work closely with, and complement, the efforts of President Robbins. The Role of the Provost The Provost is expected to be the academic and scholarly leader of the University, with ultimate responsibility for all academic programs, operations, and initiatives. The Provost has primary oversight for all academic operations of the University, including faculty promotion and tenure, and administrative structures of colleges and centers, and all aspects of student affairs. The Provost also will be responsible for the creation and implementation of programs in consonance with the University's strategic plan. The Provost will guide the schools and colleges in light of the highly collaborative nature of the UA campus. The Provost will be responsible for appointment and evaluation of all direct reports. Under the leadership of President Robbins, the University of Arizona has embarked on a process of reinvention, drawing from our historic strengths in hand with innovative future thinking. We also seek to further the collaborative, interdisciplinary spirit so important to our campus. We seek to enhance student performance, the standing of our scholarly programs in their respective communities, and the attainment of external support for these programs. In addition, it will be the responsibility of the Provost to work with the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation to develop a collaborative vision for the academic and research enterprise of the University. About the University of Arizona Established in 1885, the University of Arizona ("UA" or the "University"), the state's flagship and land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 22nd among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually. About Tucson Tucson, located in a valley surrounded by five mountain ranges, is a great place to live and enjoy the influence of multiple cultures, the amenities and atmosphere of a major university, desert and mountain landscapes, and year-round outdoor sports and activities. Tucson has a rich history that is influenced by its proximity to Mexico and the presence of 21 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Arizona. Today a bustling urban center of nearly a million residents, Tucson is also the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America, with traces of centuries-old Hohokam communities still visible in petroglyphs throughout the region. Set in the lush Sonoran Desert only 65 miles from Mexico and surrounded by mountains, forests, monuments, and national parks, this unique environment is famous for mild winters, stunning sunsets, outdoor adventures and a multicultural population that reflects the rich diversity of the Southwest. With 350 days of sunshine annually, Tucson and surrounding Southern Arizona is an ideal place for hikers, bikers, swimmers, triathletes, tennis players and golfers. The city is also a thriving hub of economic and commercial activity in the Greater Southwest, home to numerous medical and research centers and a site for high technology industries, from optics to film. Beyond technology and the great outdoors, Tucson is well known for its rich cultural offerings, including opera, theatre, ballet, mariachi festivals, rodeo, the Kitt Peak National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the historic San Xavier Mission and world-class museums, including the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, the Pima Air and Space Museum, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Most recently Tucson was designated as the United States' first City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Benefits Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Duties & Responsibilities Setting and Implementing Strategy * The capacity to understand the complex organizational landscape and the ability to anticipate and articulate the critical issues, opportunities, and threats in the foreseeable future. * The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the University in all areas of the academic enterprise. This includes attracting and retaining exceptional faculty..... click apply for full job details

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