University of California, San Diego
June 5, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS (including SIO and School of Medicine)
In response to the recommendations of the International Strategy Work Group and following broad consultation with the Academic Senate, Deans, Department Chairs, and the Program Review Committee, I am pleased to announce the creation of the position of Associate Vice Chancellor - International Affairs (AVC-IA). The AVC-IA will provide leadership in campus-wide strategic planning and the articulation of a long-term vision and plan in support of the continuing development and enhancement of UCSD's international mission. This is a senior level, half-time administrative position reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs.
As an advisor to the Chancellor and the Senior Vice Chancellor on international issues and strategies, the AVC-IA will collaborate with vice chancellors, deans, faculty, and campus units, serving as a central resource and playing a coordinating role in the development of university-wide multi-unit international initiatives and activities. The AVC-IA will provide leadership in the formation and ongoing activities of a campus-wide Senate-Administration Committee on International Affairs, will manage UCSD's response to inquiries and proposals for international exchange and affiliation agreements, and will oversee the activities of the Office of International Academic Exchange and Protocol. The AVC-IA will also serve as a campus ambassador, spokesperson, and advocate for UCSD's international interests, representing the university at the campus, local, state, national, and international levels. The position description is given below and is also posted on the Academic Affairs web site:
The search for the AVC-International Affairs will be confined to the UCSD campus, and candidates must hold tenured faculty appointments. Demonstrated interest and experience in international programs, research, or administration is highly desirable. The AVC-IA will be appointed to serve at 50% time for a three-year term, renewable following appropriate review.
I am writing now to invite your nominations, including self-nominations, of potential candidates for the position of AVC-International Affairs. If you would like to nominate a colleague, you need not contact the individual to ascertain if they are willing to be considered as a candidate. Nominees will be contacted, in confidence, to confirm their interest in the position. Please send suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006. We would like the appointment to start this summer.
Associate Vice Chancellor - International Affairs
*Play a primary leadership role in the articulation and continued development of UCSD's global activities and mission.
*Provide leadership in UCSD's international endeavors, collaborating with and coordinating efforts among General Campus divisions, professional schools, departments, programs, ORUs; School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Extended Studies and Public Programs to create a long-term vision and plan to make the university a leading international institution.
*Advise the Chancellor and the Senior Vice Chancellor on international issues and strategies for leveraging UCSD's strengths in global activities.
*Provide leadership in the formation and ongoing activities of a campus-wide Senate-Administration Committee on International Affairs (recommended by the International Strategy Work Group), which will be involved in broad, campus-wide strategic planning and the articulation of a long-term vision and plan in support of the continued development of UCSD's international mission.
*Provide leadership in securing funding for campus-wide and multi-unit international activities in teaching, research, and service, serving as a primary campus liaison with foundations, international funding agencies, and consortia for initiatives that cannot be handled by individual units.
*Serve as a liaison with campus entities with an international focus, e.g., the Institute for International, Area, and Comparative Studies (IICAS).
*Lead the campus in its international endeavors, serving as an ambassador, spokesperson, and advocate for international interests, both with the university and externally. Represent the campus at the system-wide, national, and international levels with regard to international activities, including policy development and funding initiatives.
*Oversee the activities of the Office of International Academic Exchange and Protocol (OIAEP). Serve as the primary contact person and protocol officer for visiting foreign delegations and dignitaries and coordinating international travel objectives of the Chancellor and senior UCSD administrative leaders.
*Manage UCSD's response to inquiries and proposals for international exchange and affiliation agreements.
*Provide leadership in developing institutional relationships with foreign universities, other U.S. universities, sister UC campuses, and community organizations devoted to international issues.
*Collaborate with University Communications in the development of communications and publications (including web presence) to advance UCSD's international profile and activities.
*Promote the international presence and name recognition of UCSD by working with alumni, community and corporate organizations with an international focus, and others.
*Tenured faculty position in one of UCSD's academic departments.
*Demonstrated interest and experience in international programs, research, or administration is highly desirable.
*Experience in the development and conduct of international programs and experience working in international settings.
*Knowledge of national and international policy issues.
*Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with campus senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
*Experience in fund raising.
*Ability to represent and coordinate international initiatives and organizational strategy with campus senior leadership, Office of the President, and external contacts such as governmental representatives, state/federal agencies, and leadership of international universities and research institutions.