Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UW-Green Bay) invites nominations for and applications from individuals interested in assuming an exciting leadership opportunity as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This position reports to the Chancellor and serves as the Chief Academic Officer and senior member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. This vibrant institution is in the midst of exciting change and dynamic growth, both in physical structure and program array, spearheaded by partnerships with the regional community and international businesses.
Ultimately, all major university issues require the input of, and often action by, the Provost. The Provost is second to the Chancellor in management and leadership responsibility, and leadership of the Provost is essential for the University to meet its urban-serving strategic vision. UW-Green Bay is searching for a Provost who can successfully lead Academic Affairs and the University to meet the demands of a challenging, changing and increasingly competitive higher education landscape.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965, and bordering the bay of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay 750-acre campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most beautiful performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful community connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor.
The successful candidate will be a proven leader with a significant record of innovative leadership and experience that qualifies her/him for the most senior academic leadership role at UW-Green Bay. Ideal candidates must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex academic organization, to work effectively with colleagues across divisions and campuses, and to effectively lead and support a strong administrative team. Candidates will exhibit a deep understanding of factors impacting comprehensive research universities in an urban setting and possess the intellectual vision and energy necessary to lead a complex, growing institution of higher education to its next step in the learning and research communities. Candidates must aspire to a high degree of personal and professional integrity; have a commitment to diversity and social responsibility; and possess a leadership style that is collaborative, deliberate and strategically decisive.
Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in an academic discipline offered by the University with qualifications meriting appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure; a progressive and distinguished career history which demonstrates an ability to equitably and rigorously uphold quality standards and earn the respect and trust of individuals within and outside the university; a scholarly record that demonstrates a deep understanding and strong support for a dynamic comprehensive institution with the vision required for the institution’s research goals; an ability to work closely and collaboratively with the Chancellor, and to establish a strong working relationship with the Board of Regents, the President and staff of the University of Wisconsin System; strong analytic skills and a data-driven decision-making process; strong commitment to collegial, consultative processes and to shared governance; strong interpersonal, communication skills and decision-making abilities that enable engagement and interaction with the various constituencies inside and outside the University; an ability to work closely with the senior administrative officers and directors of the University; evidence of a commitment to academic excellence; strong influencing, relationship management skills; collaborative and interpersonal skills in teaming with colleagues and partners; and a record of success in securing grants, fundraising, and interacting with major donors; an appreciation for the higher education landscape including the role a comprehensive regional university plays in community transformation and economic development is also strongly desired.
Other desired qualifications include: experience managing staff and budgets; knowledge of finance, and complex systems with a demonstrated track-record in revenue enhancement, including incentive-based budget models such as responsibility centered management (RCM); an ability to guide and assist deans and department chairs in managing, growing, and structuring their organizational resources for effectiveness; experience identifying new support opportunities for faculty scholarship, creative activity and funded research; a commitment to promoting excellence and diversity in the recruitment, retention, and development of students, faculty, and staff; experience overseeing the recruitment and development of talented and diverse faculty and staff who are invested in the University’s mission and its students; demonstrated experience in academic program assessment and the development and implementation of continuous improvement strategies; demonstrated knowledge of regional accreditation standards and experience working with accrediting organizations; experience working with state legislators and state agencies; and experience with fund development and philanthropy.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the search. Review of confidential applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, applications should be received by March 15th, 2019.
A complete application must include a letter of interest describing experience relevant to the position requirements; current curriculum vitae; and title and contact information for five professional references. Nominations should include the name, position, postal address, telephone number, and email. Application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Shelley Feather, Team Leader, or
Rick Kemp, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
For more information about the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay please visit: www.uwgb.edu
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System. Please visit https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf and https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/ for the Total Compensation Estimator:
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
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A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.