Nominate candidates for Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs by April 6

Chancellor Biddy Martin has appointed the undersigned as a search and screen committee for the position of provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We invite you to submit nominations/applications of UW-Madison full professors for the position vacancy.

The provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs is the chief operating officer of the university and deputy to the chancellor in the overall academic leadership and administrative management of the university. The provost acts as the chief executive officer of the institution in the chancellor’s absence. Primary responsibilities of the position include: academic program planning involving 12 schools and colleges; dean of students offices; enrollment management; the General Library System; information technology; diversity initiatives; outreach and extension programming; as well as collaboration with other vice chancellors in the areas of facilities planning and management, budget planning and management, human resources, and law and policy administration. The provost works closely with the deans and with faculty, staff and student committees in the governance of the institution.

Please visit the following website for more comprehensive information about the Office of the Provost:

Major qualifications for this position include: current appointment as full professor at UW-Madison and nationally recognized academic accomplishments as a scholar and teacher; a successful record of administrative leadership in higher education; strong communication and fund-raising skills; the capacity to relate effectively to faculty, staff, and students; a commitment to advance undergraduate and graduate learning, instruction, research, and outreach; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; an understanding of the diverse missions of a major university and its tradition of shared governance; and the ability to represent the university effectively in external forums including educational, governmental, public, and alumni groups.

Electronic applications and nominations must be received by April 6 to ensure consideration. Later applications and nominations may also be considered. The committee particularly encourages applications and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups. Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae and cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position, and what they see as challenges and opportunities of the position, as well as the names and email addresses of five references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. Please note that under Wisconsin statutes the names of nominees and applicants who explicitly request confidentiality will not be made public. However, the university is required to release the names of the finalists who will be interviewed by the chancellor. Submit applications and nominations electronically to the Provost Search and Screen Committee at:

Questions may be directed to the Search Office at 608-262-1677 or

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Members of the Search and Screen Committee: Mary Czynszak-Lyne, Juan de Pablo, Heather Daniels, Katrina Forest, Brian Fox, Susan Friedman, Robert Golden, Frank Honts, Ann Hoyt, Bruce Klein, Robin Kurtz, David McDonald (chair), Kaja Rebane, Karen Strier, Christine Willard-Waldo

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