Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to join a dynamic leadership team. The Vice Provost and Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the graduate school, reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves as a member of the Leadership Team. The Vice Provost and Dean works collaboratively with the Provost, other Deans and departments to advance, promote and support academic excellence in the graduate education provided at UTSA. Within the Graduate School, the Vice Provost and Dean leads and directs all core functions of the Graduate School, including administrative operations, planning, policy, and program development, marketing, and student admissions and recruitment.


UTSA’s next Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School will lead the endeavor of transforming the Graduate School for the 21st century.  Key elements of the Graduate School’s future will be developing and launching successful innovative programs such as cross-disciplinary and new graduate credentials including but not limited to certificate programs and other graduate-level professional development opportunities.  The next Vice Provost and Dean will expand professional development activities for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to help prepare them for academic, government, and industry careers.  In addition, the new Vice Provost and Dean will be committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.


The next Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School has significant opportunities to transform and meet the ever-changing academic landscape.  Promoting UTSA’s graduate programs nationally and internationally along with working to expand graduate student funding, including developing new sources of funding, will be key emphases for the next Vice Provost and Dean.  The promotion of partnerships and collaborations within and across UTSA, especially with the Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise, are key to the repositioning of the Graduate School and ensuring the support of research experiences, graduate-directed external funding and welfare of graduate students. The Vice Provost and Dean is the central collaborator and communicator with other administrators, faculty, students and other constituents on graduate education and recognizes the unique needs of each constituent.


The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School (VPGD). UTSA seeks a seasoned leader with demonstrated experience aligning university processes, procedures and resources in a manner that helps the institution fulfill its mission and achieve its vision. The next VPGD is expected to possess strong communication skills, a commitment to transparency, a collaborative approach and a willingness to find creative solutions for short- and long-term issues to advance graduate education.  . For more information about the position, please see


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 17. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a 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. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s consultants Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Sophie Stava at The consultants can be reached by telephone via Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.


The University of Texas at San Antonio values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.