University of California, Riverside in California

Date Posted January 7, 2014


The University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside or UCR), one of ten campuses in the world-renowned University of California System, seeks an Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (Provost).

Recognized for its academic impact, UC Riverside enrolls more than 21,000 students and was ranked in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report as 46th overall among public universities; Washington Monthly ranks UCR number two in the country for contributing to the public good. UCR is home to seven schools and colleges: the Bourns College of Engineering, the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Policy. Twenty-seven UCR departments were evaluated in the 2010 National Research Council assessment of doctoral programs, with eight in the top 25 percent nationally and an additional six in the top third.

The Provost reports directly to the Chancellor. S/he serves as the chief academic officer for the campus, providing vigorous academic leadership to the entire university, managing day-to-day operations of the campus, and serving as a member of the campus leadership team. In the Chancellor's absence, the Provost serves as the chief executive officer of the University. The Provost is responsible for implementation of the campus strategic plan, UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence. She/he will help articulate and implement an aspirational vision for the University of California, Riverside, and its role in the state of California, the nation, and world.

The Provost must have an enduring commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, students, staff, and ideas. In addition, she/he must have a stellar record of scholarly achievement. While leading UCR in advancing its position within the UC system and among research universities globally, the Provost will address a set of key opportunities and challenges, focused on enhancing and executing UCR's academic vision; continuing to build and strengthen the campus's diverse and inclusive community; enhancing UCR's already strong research profile; recruiting, retaining, and developing an increasingly distinguished faculty; further strengthening the undergraduate and graduate student experience; fostering a culture that is entrepreneurial, creative, and transparent; and serving as an effective advocate and external ambassador.

UC Riverside has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to: David Bellshaw, Bernard R. Jones, and Cati Mitchell, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111, Email: UCRprovostsearch@imsearch.com. Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

UCR is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.