March 27, 2018

ALL ACADEMICS AT UC SAN DIEGO (including Health Sciences)

SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations: Senior Associate Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs (Sr. AVC-AA)

I am pleased to invite internal applications and nominations for the position of Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Sr. AVC-AA). The scope of this position will merge many of the responsibilities of the current Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resources (currently Dr. William Hodgkiss) with some of the responsibilities of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel (currently Dr. Tamara Wall).

The Sr. AVC-AA will serve as a principal advisor to the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), supporting the EVC’s academic priorities in alignment with the Strategic Plan, and also representing and standing in for the EVC as needed. The Sr. AVC-AA will oversee and manage the Senate and non-Senate academic personnel process with delegated approval authority for a range of actions. In coordination with the EVC, this person will serve as the primary liaison with the Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP). The incumbent will also administer the planning and implementation of new campus academic programs and initiatives, providing leadership in the evaluation of resource needs to meet programmatic and capital program goals, including the use of technology-enhanced instructional tools and learning management systems. This includes review, with the EVC, of administrative processes to ensure they appropriately support the university’s academic priorities. The Sr. AVC-AA will lead significant academic projects and initiatives impacting multiple divisions within the General Campus or academic divisions across campus.

In order to qualify for the position of Sr. AVC-AA, a candidate must hold a tenured appointment in one of UC San Diego's academic units. The Sr. AVC-AA will be appointed for a five-year term, renewable following appropriate review. Percentage of time will be 100%.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and Diversity Statement via electronic mail to the search committee Chair Gordon Hanson at If you would like to nominate someone, please send your nomination to the email address above. You need not contact the nominee to ascertain their willingness to be considered. All nominees will be contacted in confidence, to discuss their interest. Nominations and applications received by Monday, April 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

Search Advisory Committee Membership:

*Maripat Corr (Professor, Medicine)
*Cristina Della Coletta (Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities)
*Vicki Grassian (Associate Dean, Division of Physical Sciences)
*Rajesh Gupta (Co-Director, Halicioglu Data Sciences Institute)
*Gordon Hanson (Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy), Chair
*Yishi Jin (Chair, Neurobiology)
*Curtis Marez (Professor, Ethnic Studies)
*Robert Sullivan (Dean, Rady School of Management)
*TBD (Scripps Institution of Oceanography Faculty Representative)

Position Responsibilities and Qualifications:


Academic Personnel:
Serves as the principal advisor to the EVC on academic personnel matters.
In consultation with the EVC, establishes priorities and strategies for the office of Academic Personnel Services (APS), and coordinates their implementation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel.
Oversees and manages the Senate and non-Senate academic personnel process with delegated approval authority for a range of actions and titles.
In coordination with the Executive Vice Chancellor, is the liaison with the Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP).
Assists and advises the Executive Vice Chancellor on allocation decisions for faculty FTE resources for academic units.
Oversees academic compensation issues, including policies related to equity, additional compensation, development of academic salary scales and classification of academic positions.
Provides leadership in conflict resolution involving academic employees, and advises the EVC on misconduct and grievance matters.

Academic Planning:
Provides leadership in overall campus academic planning and evaluates resource issues related to proposals for new programs. Initiates, plans, and proposes new policies to advance academic programs.
Assists and advises the Executive Vice Chancellor on the intersection between administrative processes and the campus’ academic mission.
Oversees the implementation of new academic programs with the Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Dean of the Graduate Division.
Co-leads campus reaccreditation process with the Dean of Undergraduate Education
Serves as liaison with departments, programs, Academic Senate committees, student governance committees, and UC San Diego administrators, as well as with administrators at the Office of the President, other universities both within and outside UC, and university associations on academic planning matters.

Resource Management & Planning:
Provides leadership in the development and implementation of short- and long-range financial plans for supporting General Campus programs and activities.
Assists in the planning and budget process and advises the Executive Vice Chancellor on faculty FTE allocations and other resource allocations.
Provides leadership in the development of integrated and inclusive multi-year plans for permanent faculty hiring.

Space and Capital Program:
Provides leadership in the planning and acquisition of resources to meet short- and long-range capital program goals for the General Campus.
Oversees the management and utilization of General Campus space and the campus's general assignable classrooms.
Chairs building advisory committees for General Campus projects that are of a specialized nature or involve several or all academic divisions.

Instructional Technology:
Develops short- and long-range plans for technology-enhanced instruction and the supporting infrastructure.
Fosters development of new instructional technology initiatives.
Coordinates instructional technology initiatives with Education Technology Services, the University Library, Qualcomm Institute, and other campus partners.


*Tenured UC San Diego faculty member.
*Experience as a campus administrator.
*Experience with academic file preparation, reading/analysis.
*Ability to make sound judgment on academic personnel matters (advancement, compensation, employee relations, etc.).
*Experience and interest in mentoring and developing faculty.
*Commitment to and success in establishing and achieving institutional diversity and inclusion goals.
*Knowledge of academic program needs and relevant policies and procedures for planning and analysis.
*Knowledge of education, building curricula and enhancing the student experience.
*Familiarity with WASC requirements and processes.
*Knowledge of educational facility planning, space planning, space utilization, and capital funding mechanisms.
*Experience in strategic planning, including development of planning tools and guidelines, and oversight and documentation of the planning process.
*Ability to credibly, reliably, effectively, and tactfully represent the Executive Vice Chancellor to campus and external constituencies.
*Comprehensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, and governance of UC San Diego and the University of California.