Job Announcement: Vice Provost for International Affairs

January 27, 2011

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for International Affairs.

As UCLA’s chief academic officer for international engagement, the vice provost works to create, promote and advance international initiatives within and outside UCLA in three broad areas: scholarly investigation of regional, national and international issues; academic, educational and commercial exchanges with overseas institutions; and collaborative and cooperative international initiatives among schools and divisions. In addition, the vice provost engages in development initiatives and fundraising for international projects and on behalf of academic units across the campus. In carrying out these responsibilities, the vice provost provides strategic vision for the UCLA International Institute; oversees the International Education Office; facilitates campus efforts involving international exchange programs, research and teaching collaborations, and the globalization of the curriculum; manages international agreements between UCLA faculty, departments and schools, and international entities and institutions, ensuring appropriate standards for strategic agreements; serves as UCLA’s public voice for international education and scholarship, articulating contributions to local, state, regional, national and international communities; participates actively in international development activities; coordinates campus visits of international guests, dignitaries and public figures; works closely with the chancellor and executive vice chancellor/provost on international relations and travel; and leads campus planning efforts regarding internationalization and strategic international initiatives.

Reporting to the executive vice chancellor/provost, the vice provost serves on the executive vice chancellor’s deans council and the chancellor’s executive committee, collaborating with the chancellor, executive vice chancellor/provost, vice chancellors and vice provosts, deans and department chairs at UCLA and across the University of California system.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized with demonstrated leadership and substantial administrative experience in international education and scholarship. Minimum requirements include a strong commitment to research, teaching and public service; a record of distinguished professional accomplishment and demonstrated intellectual leadership in the broad areas of international and area studies; administrative leadership experience; ability to engage constituents at the local, state, national and international levels; proven success in, or aptitude for and interest in, alumni relations and external fundraising; demonstrated commitment to diversity; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of the dynamic greater Los Angeles area, as well as the geographic advantages of Southern California. It is among the world’s most distinguished research institutions, public or private, with more than 4,000 faculty members who teach 39,593 students in the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools. UCLA is an international leader in breadth and quality of academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. As one of the leading public research universities in the world, UCLA is consistently ranked in the top five institutions nationally for research funding, having generated more than $1.125 billion in research contracts and grants in 2009-10. Six UCLA alumni and five faculty members have been awarded Nobel prizes.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by April 1, 2011 (electronic submission preferred). Address inquiries to Witt/Kieffer consultant Mary Elizabeth Taylor at 212-686-2676.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.