Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites nominations and applications for the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. The university seeks an individual committed to excellence in public higher education with vision and integrity who can work effectively with the chancellor in maintaining and enhancing the university's distinction as a leader in scholarship, learning, and outreach. The Provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs is a senior leadership position, reporting directly to the chancellor, Rebecca Blank. 

The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and the second-ranking officer under the Chancellor, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the academic and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost serves as the Chancellor's partner in articulating and implementing a vision for how the University of Wisconsin-Madison retains and builds on its long history of excellence. As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost works closely with the deans and with campus leadership as well as shared governance involving faculty, staff, and students to design and implement the programs, organizational structure, and resource distribution to deliver on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s three-fold mission of education, research, and outreach.

The Provost is a key leader within the Chancellor's Executive Committee, charged with leading innovation and ensuring progress towards the University's ambitious agenda in a changing landscape of higher education. In collaboration with the Chancellor and other leaders across campus, the Provost is responsible for proactively thinking about changes in institutional structure, engaging faculty and staff in academic programming and delivery, innovation and growth opportunities, and budget allocation that will build University of Wisconsin-Madison’s reputation as a world-class institution.

University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to a dynamic and diverse community of 43,000+ students and over 20,000 employees who share a strong sense of school spirit, a commitment to both service and scholarship, and a deep appreciation for the institution’s academic rigor. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s distinctive collection of programs reflects its foundational belief that there is limitless opportunity for academic growth.  With over 9,000-plus courses; 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs; students uniquely experience countless opportunities in and out of the classroom, that reshape the way they view the world—and the impact they can have on it.

The ideal candidate will bring strategic focus, exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills, and a record of successful senior leadership in a complex environment to this critical role at the University. The next provost will require substantial experience in collaborating with multiple constituencies across departments and divisions, crafting a strategic vision of the academic enterprise, as well tactical and efficient use of budget management. Candidates must possess a record of scholarship, teaching and experience that qualifies them for the most senior academic leadership role at UW- Madison.

Additional information and a complete position description may be found here.

Applications and nominations must be received by Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to ensure consideration. A letter of application describing interest should be accompanied by a resume and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to:

Professor Anja Wanner, chair of the search and screen committee

c/o Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner

Tom Fitch, Partner, and

Amanda Bennett, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

at the below email address:

UW–Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.