Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Search
The campus has launched a national search for our next Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Chancellor has appointed the following search committee to assist in our efforts to fill this critical position:
- Julie Hayes, Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, committee chair
- Tim Anderson, Dean, College of Engineering
- Magdalena Bezanilla, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
- Craig Bidiman, GSS rep
- Joye Bowman, Chair, Department of History
- Elizabeth Chilton, Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Lori Clarke, Chair, School of Computer Science
- Elizabeth Dumont, Professor, Department of Biology
- Diego Fellows, SGA rep
- Patty Freedson, Chair, Department of Kinesiology
- Enku Gelaye, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life
- Jack Hirsch, Director, Polymer Science Interface Analysis Lab
- Charlotte Kelly, SGA rep
- Hilary Kornblith, Professor, Department of Philosophy
- Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
- Andrew Mangels, Director of Finance and Budget
- Christine McCormick, Dean, College of Education
- Susan Pearson, Associate Chancellor
Campus Community Input
The search committee welcomes comments from the campus community about challenges and opportunities facing the campus and new academic leadership, short- and long-term goals for the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the competencies, experiences, and credentials necessary for new leadership to succeed. Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee anticipates that on-campus interviews with finalists will take place in early April and that an appointment will be made shortly thereafter.
Instructions for submitting applications and nominations are included in the position announcement below, which will appear in the national higher ed press in the coming weeks.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, a major public research university campus, seeks a Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. Located in the historic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and established in 1863 under the Morrill Land Grant Act, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. Offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, the 1,200-acre campus serves approximately 20,000 undergraduate students and nearly 6,000 graduate students in a rich cultural setting. The campus is a member of the Five Colleges Inc., a consortium that includes Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges along with the UMass Amherst campus.
The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief academic officer of the campus, reports to the Chancellor, and serves in the Chancellor’s stead when the Chancellor is unavailable. Working in close collaboration with and guiding the rest of the campus administrative team, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost provides intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs and student success, for research and scholarship, and for university outreach. The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost has broad management authority over the campus’ Schools and Colleges, in addition to the Graduate School and the University’s Commonwealth Honors College. Please see http://www.umass.edu for more details.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate from an accredited institution, and have a record of successful teaching and scholarship commensurate with tenure as a full professor in one of the academic departments on the campus. Candidates should have academic administrative experience including evaluation of faculty, program development, and budget planning. Important attributes will include demonstrated academic leadership ability, a commitment to the highest standards of excellence, commitment to collaboration and to diversity, and proven success in representing the priorities of the campus to diverse audiences internal and external to the campus.
Review of applications will begin on January 21 and continue until the position is filled. Please send nominations or applications (including a statement of interest and curriculum vitae), preferably electronically, to:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Attention: Lucy Leske/Elizabeth Bohan/Dan Fogel
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.