Campus Notice
University of California, San Diego


June 9, 2006

ALL ACADEMICS (including SIO and School of Medicine)

SUBJECT:    Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Personnel (50%)

In 2003, after consultation with the Academic Senate, deans, and department chairs, it was decided to establish a half-time position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel (AVC-AP). However, the hiring was postponed due to budgetary cuts at that time.

Given our continuing growth and numerous initiatives to streamline and improve the academic personnel process here at UCSD, it has been decided to proceed with the hiring at this time. The AVC-AP will play a key role by both providing guidance and leadership and maintaining consultative processes as we consider these initiatives. The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will continue to have sole responsibility for faculty appointment and promotion actions.

The new AVC-AP position will be similar to those on other UC campuses. The job description for the AVC-AP position follows this announcement and is also available on the Academic Affairs Website:


In order to qualify for the position of AVC-AP, candidates must hold an appointment as full professor in one of UCSD's academic departments.

Applications and nominations are invited for the position.

If you would like to apply for the position, please send a statement of interest via electronic mail to Senior Vice Chancellor Chandler, c/o Gillian Hemingway (gchemingway@ucsd.edu). If you would like to nominate someone, please send your nomination to the email address above. You need not contact the individual to ascertain if he or she is willing to be considered as a candidate. All nominees will be contacted, in confidence, to discuss their willingness to have their names put forward for consideration.

Nominations and applications received by Friday, June 30, 2006, will receive full consideration.

Marsha A. Chandler
Senior Vice Chancellor



The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel at UCSD reports to the Senior Vice Chancellor (SVC) for Academic Affairs. Specific responsibilities include:

Serving as principal advisor to the Senior Vice Chancellor on academic personnel matters.

Providing leadership on personnel process improvement initiatives, including overseeing the analysis and implementation of recommendations from various campus task forces.

Providing leadership on the application of technology to academic personnel program processes, including the development and implementation of AP On-Line, an academic personnel information system.

Developing, evaluating and recommending academic personnel policies and procedures as needed and/or in response to campus and University-wide requests, and coordinating the implementation of new and/or revised academic personnel policies and procedures.

Developing and administering programs for faculty development and developing management training for academic leaders and supervisors.

As needed, acting as liaison for the SVC with Academic Senate committees. Working with relevant campus bodies, including the Academic Senate, on general improvements in personnel policies and processes.

Serving on campus and system-wide committees as requested.

Serving as the academic liaison for collective bargaining and contract administration for academic employees.

Providing a leadership role in conflict resolution involving academic employees, and providing counsel on misconduct and grievance matters.

Representing the SVC and/or the campus to the UC Office of the President on academic personnel and related policy issues.


Hold an appointment as full professor in one of UCSD's academic departments.
Have demonstrated leadership in fostering academic excellence.
Have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement.
Have an ability to work in an environment of participatory governance.
Have the interpersonal skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, and other campus and University administrators.
Have a strong record of prior administrative service.