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University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska
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Date Posted 12/30/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost. Reporting directly to Chancellor Cathy Sandeen, the next provost is expected to assume office in summer 2020.

About the University
Surrounded by natural beauty in an urban environment, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) offers a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. With a total student population of nearly 18,000, UAA is the largest of the state's three public post-secondary institutions in the University of Alaska system. While the main campus is in Anchorage, UAA includes community campuses in Homer, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna and Valdez, as well as Middle Colleges for high school students in Anchorage, Palmer and Eagle River. A comprehensive university whose core missions are excellence, student success, access, and workforce development, UAA offers students programs leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates. UAA students experience a hands-on education, in and out of the classroom, with unique opportunities in academics, research and leadership, both locally and globally. UAA's students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, yet the university community is firmly rooted in Alaska. Together, the community celebrates the cultural richness of its Southcentral Alaska location, the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Eyak peoples.

The next Provost at UAA will find a forward-thinking, cooperative, conscientious, and inclusive community of faculty, staff and students poised to help advance the university through thoughtful, strategic and collaborative interactions that will secure UAA's position as a state higher education leader.

Procedure for Nominations and Applications
The University of Alaska Anchorage is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultants Stacey Morgan Foster, J.D., at stacey.foster@academicsearch.org or Andrea Warren Hamos, Ph.D., at andrea.hamos@academicsearch.org. For additional information about University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/. Please review the full position profile, which includes qualifications, experience and the leadership agenda, located on the Academic Search website at University of Alaska Anchorage Provost Profile.

Applications should be submitted electronically to UAAProvost@academicsearch.org and must include a cover letter that addresses the qualifications noted in the position profile, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a notation indicating the candidate's working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 23, 2020 can be assured full consideration.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at https://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

University of Alaska Anchorage is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety

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