Job Announcement: Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

February 2, 2012

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

On behalf of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh, members of the search committee invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at UCLA.

The dean/vice provost leads the Division of Undergraduate Education and serves as the campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education. In those roles, the dean/vice provost promotes the highest quality of teaching and learning across the campus as well as academic success for UCLA’s diverse undergraduate population by ensuring that all students have an array of challenging educational opportunities, from foundational courses to advanced research projects. The Division of Undergraduate Education sponsors more than 40 innovative programs for students and faculty, including initiatives that provide academic support and scholarships; advance student engagement in diversity, honors coursework and research activities; facilitate the adoption of new instructional technology; encourage evaluation of teaching and learning; and enhance the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate instruction.

The division, with an annual operating budget of more than $33 million, employs a permanent staff of approximately 300 in nine divisional units, and more than 150 graduate student instructors and 200 undergraduate peer learning facilitators and peer advisers. Although the division has no permanent ladder faculty FTEs, faculty members serve on several standing committees to advise the directors of the division’s academic programs and teach Freshman Clusters and Honors Collegium courses on a “buy‐out” basis. See the division’s website,, for more details.

Reporting to the executive vice chancellor and provost, the dean/vice provost is a member of the chancellor’s executive committee, chancellor’s enrollment advisory committee, deans council, council of vice provosts and the College cabinet, and is often asked to participate in other ad hoc campus committees. While the administrative post and the division are located in the College of Letters and Science, the dean/vice provost has campus-wide responsibility and serves as the administrative liaison to the Undergraduate Council of UCLA’s Academic Senate. The dean/vice provost is also the administrative liaison officer for UCLA’s accreditation agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is responsible for the WASC reaccreditation process. In executing his/her responsibilities, the dean/vice provost collaborates with the chancellor, executive vice chancellor/provost, vice chancellors and vice provosts, deans and department chairs at UCLA and across the University of California (UC) system. The dean/vice provost also works closely with divisional, college and university development staff to raise funds for undergraduate scholarships and programmatic support.

A job description for the position of Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and additional information on the Division of Undergraduate Education can be found at

The Division of Undergraduate Education at UCLA requires dynamic and innovative leadership. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching, as well as to research, teaching and public service more generally; to advancing diversity and inclusion; and to staff development. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar with strong administrative or management experience; leadership in the area of undergraduate education; and experience in—or aptitude for—external relations and development. Preference will be given to candidates from UCLA at the rank of full professor, although we welcome candidates from other institutions, especially within the UC system.Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by March 23, 2012 (electronic files preferred). Address inquiries to Traci Considine, manager of executive searches in the Office of the Chancellor (310-206-8003).

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.