Provost Patrick Farrell is beginning an internal campus search for an individual to become the next vice provost for faculty and staff. This position is limited to faculty with tenure on the UW-Madison campus.. This position in the Provosts office is one of the rotating vice provost positions generally held for three to five years. The deadline for applications and nominations is Friday, November 9, 2007.
The position vacancy listing follows. It also can be found on the web at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_057547.html. This is a demanding administrative position requiring an individual with a great deal of energy, creativity and diplomatic skills. Please review the position description and consider applying or nominate individuals whom you believe are well-qualified for this position. Professor Laura McClure will chair the search and screen committee.
VICE PROVOST FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
ASSOC VICE CHANCELLOR (A42NN)
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Open to members of the tenured faculty at UW-Madison. Preference will be
given to candidates who have leadership experience within a department,
program, center, or institute, or who have significant committee or
administrative experience at the college, divisional, or campus level.
Nominations and applications are being accepted for the position of Vice
Provost (VP) for Faculty and Staff (official title: Associate Vice
Chancellor), reporting to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The appointment is 50%-75% time and is open to members of the tenured
faculty at UW-Madison. The initial 9-month appointment (with summer
support) will be for three to five years, with the option of renewal.
Ideally the selected individual will begin the appointment in July, 2008.
The VP for Faculty and Staff provides leadership to the campus in support
of the work of faculty and staff, hiring and retention, and leadership and
professional development, working with various administrative offices,
governance bodies, and campus committees to clarify existing policies and
propose new initiatives to address faculty and staff concerns. In addition,
the VP serves in an advisory role on a broader range of campus wide issues
as part of the leadership team in the Provost’s Office.
Ongoing responsibilities for faculty include:
– promoting interdisciplinarity (conference, consortium, WID)
– administering the Cluster Hiring Initiative (program review, line
re-authorizations, cluster enhancement grants)
– consulting with faculty members (leaves of absence, extension of the
probationary period, promotion, and tenure)
– administering the faculty strategic hiring initiative (funds for
hire/retention of dual-career couples, minority faculty, and women in
– serving as liaison for the CIC Academic Leadership Program and Department
Executive Officers workshop (must be available to travel to six three day
conferences per year)
– overseeing department chair’s orientations and workshops
– providing orientation to campus for new deans
– creating professional development programs for faculty
– working with the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty on orientation
and networking opportunities for new faculty
– representing the Provost Office at the Women Faculty Mentoring Program
– coordinating the faculty sabbatical leave program, faculty development
grants, research service grants, and various external awards that require
– monitoring efforts to maintain pay equity
– chairing the Human Resources Working Group
– supporting dual career placement for the staff partners of faculty
Individuals who have assumed this VP position in the past have been central
to many of the campus initiatives realized over the last ten years in
academic leadership, cluster hiring, strategic hiring, gender pay equity,
faculty exit interviews, sexual harassment information, and the Ombuds
office. This VP will have the opportunity, as time permits, to create new
initiatives to address faculty and staff concerns. As part of the Provost’s
office ongoing efforts to revise our structure, the responsibilities of
this position may shift somewhat.
Preference will be given to candidates who have leadership experience
within a department, program, center, or institute, or who have significant
committee or administrative experience at the college, divisional, or