Provost Search: College Nine and John R. Lewis College

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the College Nine and John R. Lewis College Provost. Under the direction of the Dean of Social Sciences the Nine/Lewis College Provost will provide leadership for academic initiatives at the colleges that respond to current issues, engage students and faculty, and relate to the colleges' themes of international and global perspectives and social justice and community. The Nine/Lewis College Provost also provides college leadership in the area of student academic support and overall student success, including academic advising and co-curricular programs. The Nine/Lewis Provost works with an Associate Provost of Global and Community Health and a Senior Director of College Student Life, as
well as other staff in Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) to create a stimulating living/learning environment where academic excellence and civic responsibility flourish.

Applicants with expertise in leadership, administration, or fundraising, as well as those with a history of college engagement are strongly encouraged to apply.


  1. Campus Leadership
    a. Contribute to the Council of Provosts and provide leadership in defining the
    vision and mission of the colleges as a whole.
    b. Create and maintain campus wide undergraduate educational programs.
    c. Advise leaders and Senate committees about undergraduate student success.
    d. Serve on key senate and campus-wide leadership committees.
  2. College Leadership
    a. Lead refinement and articulation of the vision and the mission of the college.
    b. Manage and report on state and donor funds in accordance with policy.
    c. Collaborate with the Nine/Lewis college Senior Director in leading the colleges,
    and work effectively with student affairs and success staff.
    d. Engage with the Nine/Lewis college student senate/parliament and student
    e. Represent the colleges at public events and milestone occasions.
  3. Curriculum Planning and Faculty Development
    a. Continuously improve and assess College 1A and 1.
    b. Develop courses and curriculum in support of colleges and colleges-wide goals.
    c. Recruit, supervise, and evaluate instructional staff, including GSIs, TAs, and Unit
    18 faculty.
    d. Develop curricular and co-curricular partnerships with Senate faculty, including
    for academic programs and programming.
  4. Student Development and Staff Supervision
    a. Provide leadership in the areas of academic advising including increasing
    retention and achieving timely graduation.
    b. Serve as an adjudicator of and adviser on academic misconduct cases.
    c. Lead scholarship and grant programs for the colleges and across all colleges.
    d. Develop and implement experiential learning opportunities for the colleges and
    across all colleges.
    e. Effectively supervise and mentor the Nine/Lewis College Academic Managers
    and the Lead Academic Preceptor and any college-specific reporting staff.
    f. Supervise and provide leadership to the Director of Academic and Co-Curricular
    Programs (CoCo office) as well as the Director of the Apprenticeship in
    Community Engaged Research (H)ACER program.
  5. Alumni Engagement and Fundraising
    a. Lead Fundraising for colleges endowments
    b. Work with University Relations to steward current contributors and cultivate
    alumni, parents, and students to be donors to the colleges to enhance
    undergraduate education and specific programs of the colleges and across all

Please review the following campus policies:
Faculty Administrators (CAPM 304.241)
Appointment of College Provosts (CAPM 306.240) — under review
Duties and Responsibilities of College Provosts (CAPM 308.240); and
Guidelines for Review of College Provosts (CAPM 310.240) — under review

College Provost

Compensation is based on the underlying faculty appointment, plus a stipend.
Please see CAPM 306.240 for compensation details, which include summer salary of
2/9ths (1/9th for each college), a stipend, four course releases (two for each
college), sabbatical credits (for continuous service of three years or more), an “O”designated parking permit and a housing allowance of $2,500 per month.

● Candidates must be active or emeriti members of the UCSC Academic Senate with
tenure or security of employment (SOE).
● Leadership or administrative experience related to undergraduates.

● Significant leadership or administrative role, such as through serving as department or
program chair, associate provost, chairing a senate committee, or fundraising.
● A history of college engagement, such as serving as an associate provost, member of
the college standing committee, honors program participation, or guest instructor.
● Scholarship or research interests that align with the themes of social justice,
community, international studies, and/or global and community health.

● Curriculum vitæ (required, collected via application form).
● Completion of the application form (required), where you will be asked to discuss your
past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, campus leadership,
college leadership, curriculum planning and faculty development, student
development and staff supervision, and alumni engagement and fundraising.

July 1, 2024

Initial appointment will be for three years, including responsibilities over the summer,
with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a
review to assess performance will be conducted. A review will normally occur in the third
year if reappointment for an additional term is desired.
The Division of Social Sciences Academic HR office will submit the Faculty Administrator
Checklist to the Academic Personnel Office prior to finalizing an appointment.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 17, 2023.

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