Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost (EVC/Provost). Reporting directly to the chancellor, the EVC/Provost is the university’s second-ranking officer and serves as the chief academic officer, bringing broad vision and executive leadership to campuswide policy, planning, initiatives and operations. He/she works closely with the chancellor in the formulation and implementation of academic and administrative policies, serves as acting chancellor in the chancellor’s absence and is the liaison to the UCLA Academic Senate. In pursuing these responsibilities, he/she collaborates with academic leaders across campus and the University of California system, building on campus strengths, creating synergies and supporting collaboration for the greater benefit of the campus academic enterprise, UCLA and the University of California.
Campus leaders reporting jointly to the chancellor and the EVC/Provost are the vice chancellors responsible for academic personnel; administration; equity, diversity and inclusion; external affairs; finance; health sciences; legal affairs; research; strategic communications; and student affairs. Reporting directly to the EVC/Provost are the deans of the College of Letters and Science, the Graduate Division, the professional schools, undergraduate education and UCLA Extension; vice provosts for enrollment management, information technology, the Institute of American Cultures, interdisciplinary and cross-campus affairs and international studies and global engagement; the university librarian; the associate vice provost for the Semel Healthy Campus Center at UCLA; and the directors of Audit & Advisory Services and the California NanoSystems Institute. For additional information about UCLA’s administrative organization, please visit the UCLA Leadership page.
The chancellor and search advisory committee seek an accomplished scholar and academic administrator with a strong record of strategic leadership in academic planning and development; demonstrated commitment to and success in advancing institutional diversity goals; significant experience in establishing collaborative, interdisciplinary initiatives that bring together faculty, academic staff and students from multiple disciplines; a strong commitment to shared governance; a record of achievement in working with a diverse academic community; expertise establishing and strengthening international collaborations; proven success in strategic planning, budgeting and resource management and faculty recruiting; and a record of active participation as a creative leader in attaining institutional academic fundraising goals. Candidates should have substantial administrative leadership experience in a research university; capacity to exercise leadership at the campus, local, state, national and international levels; exemplary interpersonal and communication abilities; the highest level of integrity; a passion for the promotion and attainment of UCLA’s goals to enrich our society through education, research and service; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor. Experience in, and/or significant knowledge of, University of California is preferred.
Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of the dynamic greater Los Angeles area, as well as the geographic advantages of Southern California. One of the world’s preeminent public research universities, UCLA is an international leader in breadth and quality of academic, research, health care, wellness, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs, with more than 4,000 faculty members who teach approximately 40,000 students in the College of Letters and Science and 12 professional schools. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top institutions nationally for research funding, having generated more than $1 billion in research grants and contracts annually in five of the past seven years.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to EVCProvostSearch@conet.ucla.edu by Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Address inquiries to Traci Considine, manager of executive recruitment in the Office of the Chancellor (310-206-8003).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.