Vice Provost of Research and Extension Academic Administrator Series AP 21-04

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 Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is seeking a Vice Provost of Research and Extension, to provide leadership and vision to California’s county-based Cooperative Extension (UCCE) units and 9 Research and Extension Centers (REC). This dynamic and strategic senior leader will work with talented UCCE and REC directors to set future direction, provide strategies and approaches in developing county-based and regional support for programs and facilities, identify gaps in meeting priority needs, secure resources, and ensure consistency in implementation of UC policy and practices. The Vice Provost will understand local issues and have a deep knowledge of local programs and activities. The position will work closely with UC ANR Human Resources and Business Operations to represent field operations needs and facilitate process efficiencies.

This senior leadership position is a key member of a combined leadership team, including the Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs, the Vice Provost of Academic Personnel and Inclusive Excellence, and the Associate Vice President. This senior leader will also be the key facilitator of the County Director Council and have supervisory responsibilities for all UCCE County Directors and REC Directors.

Education: A minimum of a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, in a field relevant to UC ANR programming is required prior to the appointment start date.  Demonstrated organizational leadership and management skills with abilities to facilitate and conduct group process is required.  Demonstrated creative and strategic thinking with ability to execute is essential to success. Ability to supervise, evaluate academics and staff employees, and support high-functioning directors is required.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Recognized commitment to organizational and programmatic inclusion is required. The ability to analyze and interpret UC and UC ANR policies and procedures is essential. A minimum of five years of experience managing complex programs and partnerships 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 #21-04).

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).