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University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Posted: 10/9/2017
Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Development

The University of California seeks a highly motivated individual with an exceptional academic record to serve as Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Development for the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). Through leadership, vision and strategy the successful applicant will advance academic excellence in research and Cooperative Extension. This senior programmatic leadership position provides oversight for academic hiring and the academic peer review process; will develop and deliver a mentoring program for new and advanced UC ANR academics; and sets direction for continuous improvement in increasing reach, enhancing impact, outstanding data collection and reporting. This senior leader will navigate the UC ANR system and support success of new academics; strategize best methods for interpretation and implementation of policy; and ensure consistency in policy implementation and treatment of academics.

The Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Development is a key member of a combined leadership team, including the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, Vice Provost of Research and Extension, and the Associate Vice President. This senior leader is the key contact with the Academic Assembly Council.

Specific duties include:

  • Providing leadership in the recruitment and selection of new hires.
  • Developing training programs for academics to achieve excellence and provide necessary support by working closely with Academic HR, Program Planning and Evaluation professionals, and the senior leadership team.
  • Serving as a member of the UC ANR Program Council which advises the UC ANR Vice President on Division wide planning and delivery of programs as well as developing recommendations for allocation of Division resources.
  • Demonstrating leadership toward Affirmative Action within CE and promoting a culture of acceptance.

In addition to the administrative expectations listed above, all UC ANR academic administrator appointees are also responsible for performance in the areas of 1) professional competence and activity and 2) University and public service.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, is required, prior to the appointment start date.  Demonstrated organizational and management skills with abilities to facilitate and conduct group process is required.  Ability to supervise and evaluate academics and staff employees and foster an environment of inclusivity is required.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. A minimum of five years of experience managing multi-disciplinary academic programs and the ability to analyze and interpret UC and Division policies and procedures is desirable. Experience in ANR Cooperative Extension or a similar UC structure is desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in a second language is desirable.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  The position requires a high degree of complexity and autonomy.  Experience in leading a large complex organization is essential, including experience in management of multiple programs, personnel and budgets.  Incumbent must have demonstrated exceptional organizational, people, and decision making skills.  Extensive state and national travel is required.

A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).  Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.

SALARY:  Beginning salary will be in the University of California Academic Administrator series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding UC Academic Administrator series scales, please refer to the University of California website:

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered, applicants must submit the following four components of the Application Packet to

1.   Cover Letter

2    ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at:

Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee may contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses).  Please do not send letters of reference.

3.   Curriculum Vitae or Resume

4.   College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted.  Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates.

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.