Update on search for new Provost and VP Academic, UBC Vancouver
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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan
I am writing to inform you that a global search for a suitable candidate for the position of Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver, is now underway.
The Provost and Vice-President Academic reports to the President and provides vision and leadership in carrying out the university’s strategic plan. Working with the Deans and other university leaders, the Provost will be responsible for guiding and enhancing the academic mission of UBC Vancouver.
She or he will be responsible for the institutional planning and administration of highly complex academic operations, including budgetary planning relating to teaching and learning, and research initiatives. To ensure alignment of the budget with the university’s fundamental academic purposes, the Provost will be responsible for resource allocation decisions in consultation with the Vice-President Finance & Operations.
The Provost will also collaborate closely on system-wide academic issues with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal and the Provost and Vice-Principal (UBC Okanagan). The Provost is the senior Vice-President at UBC and serves as Acting President in the absence of the President.
In accordance with UBC Policy #18, I have established a committee to support this search process. The committee consists of:
Santa J. Ono, Chair
Michael Treschow, Board of Governors
Celeste Haldane, Board of Governors
Veronica Knott, Board of Governors
Beverlee Park, Board of Governors
Perry Adebar, Faculty of Applied Science
Sîan Echard, Faculty of Arts
Janice Eng, Faculty of Medicine
John Innes, Faculty of Forestry
Paschal Okwundu, graduate student
Jakob Gattinger, undergraduate student
A member of the President’s Office staff will act as non-voting secretary to the committee.
We encourage you to send in nominations or suggestions of candidates for the position. All feedback and suggestions should be sent care of our search consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23, 2017, and will be treated confidentially.
Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor