University of Wisconsin – Superior — Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs / Provost

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution.  Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members.  We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals.  The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

POSITION: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost; 12 month Limited appointment, 1.0 FTE

DUTIES: The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost is the chief academic and operations office of the university, is a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet, and reports directly to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor supports the university’s mission and core values, including equity, diversity, inclusion, and the liberal arts. The Vice Chancellor provides academic leadership for all the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Functions reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor include: the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Distance Learning Center, the Center for Continuing Education, the Jim Dan Hill Library, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Center for Continuing Engaged Learning, the Office of Assessment, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, four research centers and institutes, and all academic planning and accreditation responsibilities for the university.

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  • Significant higher education leadership experience in academic affairs
  • Significant budget and academic personnel management experience
  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education


  • An earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution
  • Record of teaching, scholarship, and service that merits appointment as a tenured full professor in a discipline offered by the institution
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity
  • Commitment to and experience with a shared governance model in higher education
  • Previous experience as a VCAA/Provost or an Associate VCAA/Provost in academic administration
  • Experience with online and alternative delivery education
  • Knowledge of the University of Wisconsin System or another public university setting

SALARY: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information visit or contact (715) 394-8079.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of all complete applications will commence 4:30 pm on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at UW-Careers ( and submit your application packet that is:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV or Resume
  3. Statement of Leadership Philosophy
  4. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  5. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required. 

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the click here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the #18-18 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
    • At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process.
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process. 
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Patricia Ullan at
(715) 394-8079 or by email at

UW-Superior: A Special Place:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered.  The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity.  UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.