University of California, San Diego
March 8, 2007
ALL ACADEMIC AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
A campus-wide search for a new Associate Vice Chancellor - Undergraduate Education (AVC-UE) is now commencing, and I am pleased to invite applications and nominations for this position. The AVC-UE serves as a senior advisor to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (SVCAA) and is responsible for the implementation of initiatives and programs to improve and expand undergraduate education at UCSD. The position provides leadership and promotes excellence and innovation in undergraduate education across colleges, divisions, schools and disciplines.
In order to qualify for the position of AVC-UE, candidates must hold a tenured appointment in one of UCSD's academic departments. The AVC-UE will be appointed for a five-year term, renewable following appropriate review.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a statement of interest via electronic mail to Senior Vice Chancellor Chandler, c/o Gillian Hemingway (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Monday, April 9, 2007 will receive full consideration.
Associate Vice Chancellor - Undergraduate Education
Position Description: (also available on the Academic Affairs website, http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/adeo/recruitment/other.htm
The Associate Vice Chancellor - Undergraduate Education (AVC-UE) serves as a senior advisor to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the implementation of initiatives and programs to improve and expand undergraduate education at UCSD. This includes providing leadership and promoting excellence and innovation in undergraduate education across colleges, divisions, schools and disciplines.
Develop, plan, and coordinate short and long-range academic planning initiatives. Provide leadership in the development, enhancement, and delivery of undergraduate academic programs, including new interdisciplinary programs.
Chair and serve on multiple task forces and committees to enhance undergraduate education and promote academic excellence by assessing existing academic programs and services and initiating new ones.
Contribute to the campus community, including efforts to promote diversity, equal opportunity, inclusion and UCSD Principles of Community.
Serve as a liaison with departments, academic programs, Academic Senate committees, Associated Students, UCSD committees, UCSD administrators, and with administrators at the Office of the President, other universities both within and outside UC, and university associations on undergraduate education matters. Attend meetings at UCOP, serve on systemwide committees and represent the SVC and/or the campus on matters pertaining to undergraduate education.
Serve as advisor to Course and Professor Evaluation (CAPE) leadership and liaison between CAPE, academic departments, faculty members, the Academic Senate, and others in the evaluation of undergraduate instruction.
Participate in the coordination of expanded undergraduate instruction in state-funded Summer Session; provide oversight to the UCSD faculty directors of the Educational Abroad Program (EAP), the UC Washington program, and the UC Center Sacramento; participate in consideration of enrollment management issues in collaboration with the Academic Senate and Student Affairs; review and/or approve academic appointments associated with the College Writing Programs and College Core Courses.
Serve as the campus Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and lead the campus through reaffirmation of accreditation reviews.
* Tenured appointment in one of UCSD's academic departments.
* A distinguished record of teaching, research, and professional service.
* Demonstrated leadership in fostering academic excellence and an interest in and commitment to the development of undergraduate education.
* A strong commitment to the basic vision for the future of undergraduate education at UCSD; and capability to stimulate new directions, to promote existing resources to the best advantage, and to build for the future.
* Extensive statistical analysis and report writing skills.
* A commitment to enhance the diversity of the university's faculty, staff and student body.
* Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, students, and university administrators.