Call for Nominations - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

September 28, 2020

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The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel. This search is limited to tenured UC Santa Barbara faculty.

The Associate Vice Chancellor is a key campus administrator reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor. In consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, the Associate Vice Chancellor administers the campus Academic Personnel program, and advises the EVC on policies relevant to faculty merit and promotion reviews, faculty recruitment, and other issues related to academic appointments. The AVC chairs the Faculty Salary Equity Committee, consults with the academic deans, and participates in discussions with his or her counterparts on other UC campuses and the UC Office of the President on a variety of Academic Personnel matters.

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel must be a person of high integrity with a demonstrated ability to administer university policies in a fair, impartial, discreet, and judicious manner. Qualifications for the position include administrative experience addressing faculty appointment and advancement decisions, such as experience as a department chair or as a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel. The Associate Vice Chancellor should be a senior professor with an understanding of the scholarly standards of the University, as well as issues relating to affirmative action and diversity. This is a half-time position, which allows the faculty member the opportunity to continue to pursue research and teaching interests. The possibility exists for more engagement with policy and planning, depending on candidates’ interests and availability.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and a concise statement outlining your interest and administrative qualifications. Review of candidates will begin on October 5, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations are welcome.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be submitted to Chair, Search Committee for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, c/o  

UCSB is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Search Advisory Committee for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

Tresa Pollock (Materials), Committee Chair
Richard Duran (Education)
Jill Felber (Music)
Gretchen Hofmann (EEMB)
Bruce Kendall (Bren School)
Jeffrey Stewart (Black Studies)
Cynthia Stohl (Communication)

Consultant to the Committee: Ricardo Alcaino (Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Prevention)