The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) invites nominations and applications for a distinguished, talented and committed academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The university seeks an energetic, creative individual who is committed to the success of students, faculty, and staff, capable of maintaining strong relationships with community, and able to provide visionary leadership.
With its more than 145-year history, UW Oshkosh (www.uwosh.edu) is a regional public institution of higher education and one of 11 comprehensive universities in the highly respected University of Wisconsin System. On July 1, UW Oshkosh will join with neighboring UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley to form one university with three distinct campuses to expand access to higher education in the region. Leadership, staff, faculty and students at all three campuses have begun working to implement the realignment. The restructure will assist the universities in embracing the ideals of the Wisconsin Idea, one of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
UW Oshkosh seeks a collaborative communicator and leader who is accessible, collegial and transparent in leadership style – a champion who fosters relationships that maximize and expand resources to support its academic mission as a public, comprehensive university with a culture of shared governance. The Provost is responsible for the internal supervision of the University and works closely and collaboratively with the other vice chancellors to achieve the mission of the institution. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is designated by the Chancellor as the chief academic officer responsible for the academic integrity of the institution.
Required qualifications include: a distinguished record of leadership, accomplishment, and managerial acumen from the candidate’s chosen profession. Preferred qualifications include: an earned doctorate or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution; and a distinguished record of performance as a faculty member including teaching and scholarship records that are appropriate for an appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the university’s academic departments. Additional information can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and should be addressed to the attention of Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. and Charlene L. Aguilar at UW-OshkoshProvost@wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 13, 2018. Preferred start date for the appointment is January 1, 2019. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.