Vice Provost for Global Affairs

University of Washington

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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

The University of Washington seeks a strategic, creative, and collaborative Vice Provost for Global Affairs. The UW is distinguished by a culture that is unafraid to try new approaches and ambitious in achieving new heights in its academic and research goals, locally and globally.  The Vice Provost will have the opportunity to craft and spearhead global engagement efforts at a university that is highly focused on global outreach as part of its research and teaching missions. Over the years, the University has let various efforts blossom in the global engagement realm and continues to seek new ways for its faculty and students to have an impact across the world. The University leadership and community will look to the Vice Provost for Global Affairs to play a key role in these efforts. 

The Vice Provost oversees the Office of Global Affairs at the Seattle campus, which serves as an important administrative entity for the university community. Currently the office has purview over the UW Seattle’s study abroad programs; offers guidance and advice in establishing relationships with international entities; and provides assistance around the health and safety of faculty, staff and students when they are abroad. In recent years, the Office of Global Affairs has looked to ways in which it can play a role beyond study abroad and as advisor for policies and procedures. Under its current strategic plan, the Office of Global Affairs looks to innovate and expand student global opportunities; catalyze community global engagement; expand and improve services and support for international travelers, all while promoting an equitable and inclusive environment.  

The success of the next Vice Provost for Global Affairs will be determined by their ability to serve as a strategic thought leader and partner on global issues; the ability to enhance and expand global partnerships; coordinate and collaborate with university members; advocate for the needs of the Office of Global Affairs; effectively lead and manage the Office of Global Affairs staff; and help catalyze greater global engagement at the Bothell and Tacoma campuses. The Vice Provost will work within the context of a large and complex public research university with a decentralized organizational structure. They will be expected to be an astute and energetic builder of relationships. The Vice Provost of Global Affairs reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The UW is committed to conducting an extensive national search for this position. The University is open to considering a diverse set of backgrounds, including those who have extensive experience with global education and research programs whether as faculty and/or professional staff member. Individuals from a tenured faculty position at another university will be considered for tenure appointment as long they meet the relevant criteria. 

The University of Washington has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with this recruitment. To apply, inquire and/or nominate for the position, please visit the website: 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at
. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

The base salary range for this position will be $20,000 to $27,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include administrative salary supplement and allowances.

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