UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Development

Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: October 6, 2017
Closing Date: November 30, 2017

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This position is located in Davis, CA.

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.

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.

An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all administrators. The Vice Provost will ensure that outreach efforts in program identification, development, planning and delivery provide equitable service to all ethnic and gender groups comprising potential clientele.  The Vice Provost will oversee outreach planning and ensure that required documentation of outreach efforts, outcomes and reporting is completed.

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.

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: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/244302.pdf.

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