Search for Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of vice provost and dean of undergraduate education. This position is a 12-month, 100%-time, annually-renewable senior academic administrative appointment held concurrently with a tenured faculty position. Start date is in June 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter; terms and conditions are negotiable depending upon prior commitments and responsibilities of the selected candidate.

The vice provost and dean of undergraduate education is a senior leadership position reporting to the executive vice president and provost and is a member of the provost’s leadership team. This position also works in collaboration with the Office of the President, leaders within freshman-admitting colleges,the Office for Student Affairs, Office for Equity and Diversity, and system campus leaders to advance strategic priorities that support the undergraduate educational experience. This position requires an experienced faculty member with both strategic and managerial strengths in undergraduate education. The successful candidate should have distinguished academic credentials, a proven commitment to undergraduate education and institutional service, sound judgment, and excellent academic administrative experience.

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Position Specification (PDF)

Search Updates

April 2024

Provost's Public Interviews Announcement

I am pleased to invite you to meet with three outstanding finalists for the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Each finalist will participate in an Open Forum at 1:30 p.m. for discussion and Q&A, followed by an informal reception from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., held at the McNamara Alumni Center, University Hall meeting room on the main level, East Bank campus.

  • Thursday, April 18th: Raj Singh, Arthur R. Upgren Professor of Finance, Carlson School of Management
  • Friday, April 19th: Nicola Alexander, Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Diversity, and International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development
  • Monday, April 22: Vlad Griskevicius, Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Carlson Family Foundation Chaired Professor of Marketing, Carlson School of Management

View Open Forum video recordings

The recording will be available for two days following the Open Forum and will require University login credentials/ authentication.

As the public interviews occur, please also take time to review the candidates' materials, attend or view the Open Forums, and provide your feedback using the evaluation form for each candidate that will also be available on the search website.

Provost's Public Interviews Announcement (pdf)

February 2024

Invitation for Applicants and Position Specification Announcement

Individuals wishing to nominate tenured faculty for this position should submit a letter of nomination and a brief statement of the nominee’s qualifications for the position to: [email protected]

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 29, 2024 and accepted until the position is filled. All nominations and applications will be held confidential and will not be made public without permission of applicants. 

For questions or comments about the search process, please email: [email protected]

Invitation for Applicants and Position Specification Announcement (PDF)