I am pleased to inform you that President Killeen has launched a search for an executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs (EVP/VPAA) to replace the current incumbent, Avijit Ghosh, who will retire later this year. The EVP/VPAA is the senior academic and chief operating officer of the University of Illinois system. The person serving in this role acts as a critical advisor to the president on matters of educational policy; academic programs; enrollment; access; tuition, financial aid and affordability; academic personnel actions; human resources; capital and operating budget developments (including the establishment of criteria for judgments as to priorities for resource allocation and multi-university initiatives); and on such other matters as the president may designate.
The successful candidate must have at least ten years of demonstrated success in academic administration; a strong record of research, teaching, and professional service as a tenured faculty member; and the ability to collaborate effectively with other university officers and faculty on system-wide initiatives.
Applications are now being accepted. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience and skills match the position requirements, a résumé, and three professional references. Screening of applications will continue until an appointment is made.
I encourage you to share this critical and exciting opportunity broadly with our faculty and academic affairs colleagues across the university system to ensure that we have a broad and representative pool of applicants. If you would like to nominate a colleague for this position, please send the individual’s name and email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Jami Painter, senior associate vice president and chief human resources officer, at email@example.com.
Chair, Search Committee
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit a letter of application, résumé, and contact information (names, addresses, and phone numbers) of three professional references by July 17, 2022 at https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/.
Executive Vice President & Vice President for Academic Affairs