Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

University of Arizona

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
Position Profile

The University of Arizona invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost (SVPAA & Provost). Reporting directly to the President, the SVPAA & Provost will serve as the University’s chief academic officer and be instrumental in guiding the future of the University.

The University
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona (UA) is the state’s land-grant university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Recognized as a global leader and classified as a Carnegie R1 institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), UA conducts more than $955 million in research and development activities each year and is currently ranked in the top 25 among all public universities surveyed. Advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships across the board, UA currently benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually. With a total faculty of 3,144, UA currently serves more than 40,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. UA offers more than 300 majors and provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across its 22 colleges and schools. For more information about the University of Arizona please visit https://www.arizona.edu/.

Position Summary
The SVPAA & Provost will serve as the academic and scholarly leader for the University, with responsibility over all academic programs, operations, and initiatives including faculty promotion and tenure, the administrative structure of colleges, and all aspects of student affairs. The SVPAA & Provost will also oversee the creation and implementation of programs in consonance with the University’s strategic plan. The SVPAA & Provost will guide the schools and colleges in a manner supportive of the highly collaborative nature of the UA campus and promote UA’s shared values of excellence, access and interdisciplinarity. The SVPAA & Provost will also be responsible for appointment and evaluation of all direct reports. For further information about the SVPAA & Provost’s direct reports, please visit: https://provost.arizona.edu/people/reporting-units.

Under the President’s leadership, the University of Arizona has embarked on a process of reinvention, drawing upon the University’s historic strengths while statistically embracing and pursuing innovative and forward-thinking initiatives. The SVPAA & Provost will seek to further elevate the collaborative nature of the campus, enhance student performance, advance the standing of scholarly programs in their respective communities, and continue the forward momentum for attaining external support for academic programs. In addition, the SVPAA & Provost will also work with the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation to develop a collaborative vision for the University’s academic and research enterprise.

For additional information about the University of Arizona’s administrative organization, please visit: https://www.arizona.edu/university-administration-governance.

Qualifications
UA seeks a SVPAA & Provost with exemplary academic achievements, together with strategic leadership ability, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting the mission of the University. The successful candidate must exhibit a strong academic record that merits appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure within one of the colleges or schools at the University of Arizona. The candidate must also have substantial administrative leadership experience at a research university and a strong record of strategic leadership in academic planning and development.

To view the Position Profile and a full list of qualifications, please visit https://www.spaexec.com/pd/UASVPAAProvost.pdf.

Procedure for Inquiries
Every effort will be made to preserve the confidentiality of information received. General expressions of interest, nominations, and inquiries should be submitted electronically in confidence to: m.herrera@spaexec.com.

Application / Nomination Process
Confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin in January and will continue until an appointment is made. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience. Nomination letters should include the name and contact information of the nominee.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Will Gates, Partner
Matthew Herrera, Senior Associate

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