University of California, Santa Cruz — Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Filed in Administrative on July 22, 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) invites applications and nominations for the position of Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC). The University seeks a visionary and innovative academic leader who will partner with Chancellor George Blumenthal to chart a bold future for the University. The successful candidate must have a passion for undergraduate and graduate education, research, and a commitment to environmental stewardship, diversity, and community engagement.
UC Santa Cruz
Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz is, today, one of ten public research university campuses within the University of California system. Its main campus sits nestled among the redwoods on 2,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay and as of fall 2016 is home to approximately 16,230 undergraduate and 1,640 graduate students. UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. Originally envisioned as a showcase for progressive, interdisciplinary undergraduate education at a research university, UC Santa Cruz has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. In their 2015 rankings, the Times Higher Education review ranked UC Santa Cruz first in the world—tied with MIT—for research impact and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as 35th overall among national public universities. Grants and contracts have exceeded $100M for ten consecutive years, with the University being awarded $138 million in 2014-15.
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. Undergraduates live and learn in, and affiliate with, small residential colleges throughout their undergraduate careers. College affiliates live in that college’s dormitory as first-years or “frosh”, attend a core course offered by and within that college, and receive general education advising there as well. Throughout their UC Santa Cruz careers, students are associated with their college. Upon graduation, the degree is awarded from, and the graduation ceremony is sponsored by, that college.
UC Santa Cruz faculty and students have earned national and international recognition for the quality of their research and teaching. The campus offers undergraduate students 58 majors in the fields of arts, engineering, humanities, and physical, biological, and social sciences. UC Santa Cruz graduate students earn advanced degrees in 41 programs. They are encouraged to explore the connections between their field and others. Departments are organized within five academic divisions: the Arts, Humanities, Physical and Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences divisions; and the Baskin School of Engineering. UC Santa Cruz’s libraries are at the heart of the university, state-of-the-art technological research facilities designed for collaborative learning in the 21st century.
For more information about UC Santa Cruz, please visit http://www.ucsc.edu/.
The Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor, serves as chief academic officer by providing vigorous academic leadership to the entire campus, manages the campus budget and day-to-day operations, serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, and advises the Chancellor on all campus issues. The CP/EVC serves as the chief executive officer of the campus if the Chancellor is unavailable.
The CP/EVC provides leadership in the development of long-term academic plans and in the implementation of these plans. In conjunction with the Chancellor, the CP/EVC is responsible for articulating and implementing the campus vision and priorities, including an enduring commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, students, staff and ideas.
The successful candidate will possess national or international distinction as a scholar, researcher/practitioner and educator with the accomplishments expected for appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of California. The CP/EVC must also exhibit substantial demonstrated administrative leadership for both academic programs and operations in a research university or comparable setting. In addition, the CP/EVC will demonstrate an appreciation for the mission and responsibilities of a university serving a multi-ethnic state, a strong commitment to diversity, and the ability to communicate effectively in an environment of shared governance. The successful candidate must have experience with resource allocation and skills in budget and fiscal oversight and the ability to make, implement, and productively communicate reasons for difficult decisions.
For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit http://www.ucsc.edu/cpevc-search/
Application and Nomination Process
To ensure consideration at the initial screening, application materials should be received by September 15, 2016. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae. Submission of materials electronically is strongly preferred. Nomination letters should include the name and contact information of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “UCSC-CPEVC” in subject line
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.