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Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence Academic (Academic Administrator Series AP 21-03)

Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: August 12, 2021
Closing Date: September 15, 2021

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Purpose:  The University of California (UC) seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional professional and academic qualifications, and academic record, to serve as Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence for the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR).  The successful applicant will provide leadership to support the success of academic personnel, while advancing UC’s efforts in diversity, equity  and inclusion.

This position will work to create a vision for UC ANR with the aim of positively impacting the recruitment, career progression, retention, and experience of academic and staff personnel. The incumbent will be a visionary and strategic changemaker who is ready to take on opportunities and challenges in a complex environment. 

This position will work with colleagues and stakeholders to constructively challenge and address institutional culture, policies, and practices to better meet ANR's public mission goals by leading organizational change, creating transparency in reporting, defining shared metrics, and reviewing policies through an equity lens to implement best practices. 

This position will serve on key committees that inform policies and structures that promote academic success and rigor, support engagement of diverse constituent groups and consider the impacts of decisions on underserved, underrepresented, and protected class groups. 

This position will ANR accountable for providing programs, resources, and services that lead to access and opportunities for academics and staff personnel; remove institutional barriers to pathways toward successful leadership and advancement.

The Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence is a key member of a combined leadership team, including the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, the Vice Provost of Research and Extension, and the Associate Vice President.  This senior leader is the liaison to UC ANR’s Academic Assembly Council as well as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, in a field of science relevant to UC ANR programming is required prior to the appointment start date.  A minimum of three years of program experience with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective organizational strategies that promote DEI excellence is required. Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism; ability and experience developing and implementing strategies to identify, define and address complex equity and inclusion issues is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to analyze and interpret UC and UC ANR policies and practices is essential.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to integrate resources, policies, and information to develop equitable policies and procedures is required. Experience in and understanding of Cooperative Extension is desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in a second language are desirable. 

Salary & Benefits

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the University of California Academic Administrator series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding UC Academic Administrator series scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/1920/1920-adj-scales/t34.pdf

If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE academic with indefinite status, the candidate will be offered the position commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications with eligibility to retain a 0% appointment in the current CE academic title and the associated indefinite status within UC policy.

BENEFITS: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. For more information, refer to the UCnet website at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits

For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: recruit.ucanr.edu and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-03).

Closing Date:  To ensure full consideration, submit materials by September 15, 2021. Those received after September 15, 2021 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (Open until filled).


Contact Tatiana Avoce email: tavoce@ucanr.edu