Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence Academic Administrator Series AP 21-03

Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: February 8, 2021
Closing Date: April 15, 2021

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Location headquarters: UC ANR Building, 2801 2nd Street, Davis, CA

Purpose:  The University of California (UC) seeks a highly motivated individual with an exceptional academic record to serve as Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence for the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR).  Through leadership, vision and strategy the successful applicant will advance academic excellence in research and Cooperative Extension, while implementing UC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  

This senior leader will navigate the UC ANR system and support success of new academics, strategize best methods for interpretation and implementation of policy, and ensure consistency in policy implementation and treatment of academics across all UC ANR programs and locations.  The position provides oversight of academic hiring and the academic peer review process, and is expected to develop and deliver a mentoring program for new and advanced UC ANR academics.  Additionally, the position is responsible for ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are prioritized for all employees across the division.  The successful applicant must have outstanding data collection and reporting skills and will set direction for continuous improvement, increasing UC ANR’s reach to all California residents, enhancing programmatic impact.

Additionally, it is expected that this position will identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion building cultural competence, understanding and activism of employees on all levels, and helping create and drive a culture of inclusion and belonging. This senior leadership role is charged with creating an environment of learning and leadership development that facilitates the implementation of UC ANR’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals throughout the organization.

The Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence is a key member of a combined leadership team, including the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, the Vice Provost of Research and Extension, and the Associate Vice President.  This senior leader is the liaison to UC ANR’s Academic Assembly Council.

Education: A minimum of a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, in a field of science relevant to UC ANR programming is required prior to the appointment start date.  A minimum of three years of program experience with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective organizational strategies that promote DEI excellence is required. Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias and institutional racism; ability and experience developing and implementing strategies to identify and define complex equity and inclusion issues is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to analyze and interpret UC and UC ANR policies and procedures is essential.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to integrate resources, policies, and information to develop equitable policies and procedures is required. Experience in and understanding of Cooperative Extension is desirable. Skills to communicate effectively in a second language are desirable. 

If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-03).

Closing Date:  To ensure full consideration, submit materials by April 15, 2021. Those received after April 15, 2021 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (Open until filled).