University of Washington — Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Washington (UW) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost).

The University of Washington
The University of Washington is one of the world's preeminent public research universities, ranked No. 5 among U.S. public higher education institutions by the Center for World University Rankings.The University receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S. public research university and has a comprehensive economic impact of over $15.7 billion. Comprised of three campuses in Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, along with a global network of programs and outreach, the UW educates more than 60,000 students annually across its three campuses, with another 50,000 through its Continuum College. The UW's annual budget totals nearly $9.49 billion.

The University's collective vision is to be the greatest public university in the world, as measured by the University's impact. The UW provides a comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, professional, and co-curricular programs that prepare and engage Washington's and the world's top students. The UW is a thriving center of education, research, and innovation in multiple fields and attracts exemplary faculty and a highly diverse student population.

The UW is home to six renowned health science education programs, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and public health. The School of Medicine currently serves as a community-based medical school for a five-state region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) through the WWAMI program, which includes partnerships with the five states and higher education institutions across the region. UW Medicine and UW health sciences professionals support a world-class health care system that serves the health care needs of the people of the state of Washington and surrounding region. For more information about the UW, visit

The Provost and Executive Vice President reports directly to the President. Together with the President, the Provost works to advance a collective University mission and vision.The Provost sets the strategic priorities and directions for the academic mission of the University and has broad budgetary authority over decisions that directly affect that mission.

The Provost is a key participant at the UW Board of Regents, attending all formal public sessions and serving as lead on agenda items for the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. The Provost works closely with the Regents throughout the year on a broad range of issues within the scope of their responsibilities and provides regular updates to the Regents on the academic and budgetary progress of the institution.

The Provost is an essential partner in University shared governance, engaging with the Faculty Senate and Faculty Councils. The Provost provides leadership on academic and budget matters through active participation with the Faculty Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting, and the Tri Campus Advisory Board for Students. The role also serves key functions in the appointment and promotion of faculty members, awarding tenure, and faculty adjudications.

The Provost convenes the Board of Deans and Chancellors, who are direct reports. The Chancellors of UW Bothell and UW Tacoma have dual reporting relationships to the President and the Provost, reporting to the Provost on academic affairs and the President for administrative affairs.The Provost also works closely with the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs at the Bothell and Tacoma Campus.The CEO of UW Medicine/Dean of the School of Medicine similarly has a joint report to the President and Provost.The position reports to the Provost in the capacity as Dean of the School of Medicine.

For a full position profile and list of qualities and characteristics sought in the next Provost, please visit

The base salary range for this position will be $37,500 – $50,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include administrative salary supplement and allowances.

Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the contact information of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence and should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Will Gates, Founding Partner
Sal Venegas Jr., Partner

Refer to code “UW-Provost” in the subject line

SP&A Executive Search
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required underWashington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader inenvironmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View theFinal candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpagefor information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.