August 12, 2013


SUBJECT:    Revelle College Provost Search

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Revelle College Provost.

The Provost search will be confined to the UC San Diego campus, and candidates must hold full-time, tenured faculty positions (including LSOEs) in one of our academic departments. The Provost appointment will be for a period of five years, renewable after appropriate review. The general job description and required qualifications for a Provost follow this announcement and are also posted on the Academic Affairs website at:

Information on the academic theme and other specific aspects of Revelle College may be found on the college website at:


If you would like to apply for the Revelle College Provost position, please send via electronic mail a statement of interest, a copy of your vita, and names of three references to:

Barbara A. Sawrey, Chair
Revelle College Provost Search Committee


If you would like to nominate someone, please send your nomination to the address given above. You need not contact the individual to ascertain if she/he is willing to be considered as a candidate. Dean Sawrey will contact all nominees, in confidence, to discuss their willingness to have their names put forward to the Search Committee.

Nominations and applications received by September 30, 2013 will receive full consideration by the Search Committee:

Barbara A. Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean of Undergraduate Education (Chair)

Anthony Burr, Associate Professor, Music

Sarah Creel, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Doug Easterly, Dean of Academic Advising, Muir College

Allan Havis, Provost, Marshall College

Olivia Graeve, Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

John Kosmatka, Professor, Structural Engineering

Sherry Mallory, Dean of Student Affairs, Revelle College

Michael Sailor, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sandra Timmons, Revelle College Alumni Representative

Eric Watkins, Professor, Philosophy

Edwina Welch, Director, Cross Cultural Center

Undergraduate Student Representatives (2) TBD

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor

Position Description


  • Is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the College and is its chief academic and administrative leader.
  • Is responsible for the realization of the academic goals of the College, as described in the College's academic plan.
  • Is responsible for fostering collaborations with academic departments, programs, and key campus units to enhance the quality of undergraduate education.
  • Shares with the College faculty, the appropriate academic departments, and the respective Program Directors the responsibility for the supervision of academic programs, developed and administered under the aegis of the College, including the associated core courses sequence and the college writing program.
  • Is responsible for enhancing the diversity of the College.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on appointments, merits, and promotions of faculty affiliated with the College.
  • Is responsible for promoting an environment in which the highest standards of ethical conduct are understood to be a primary responsibility of all members of the College.
  • Supervises the professional staff of the College -- Dean of Academic Advising, Dean of Student Affairs, and other staff members who report to the Provost.
  • Is responsible for preparation of the annual budgets of the College and for an accurate accounting of the expenditure of College funds.
  • Is responsible for the management and administration of the associated college writing program and associated core courses sequence, including all budget, FTE, and personnel matters.
  • Serves as ex officio member of the College's governing body, which is advisory to the Provost.
  • Is responsible for orientation of new undergraduate students, transfer students, and their parents.
  • Certifies students of the College for graduation upon completion of their studies.
  • To the degree permitted by his or her administrative responsibilities, engages in teaching and research commensurate in quality with his or her rank as a member of the UC San Diego faculty.
  • Serves, as appointed, on various campus-wide and system-wide committees.
  • Is responsible for the programmatic aspects of College residence-hall life.
  • Is responsible for recreational, social and cultural programming for the College.
  • Is responsible for student government in the College.
  • Is responsible for development activities on behalf of the College.

  • Must hold a full-time, tenured appointment in one of UC San Diego's academic departments.
  • Must have the skills and knowledge to direct and supervise the professional staff of the College.
  • Must have knowledge and skills in budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as the general public.
  • Must have a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.