Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 18, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Wisconsin System invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB). Building on the successes of recent years, including six consecutive years of enrollment increases and the creation of over 20 new academic programs, UW-Green Bay seeks a committed leader to partner with institutional administration, faculty, and staff to champion continued growth and innovation that meets the needs and challenges of the region, ensures access to affordable higher education, prepares students for future success, and enhances the university’s contributions to the community. Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Green Bay enrolls over 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses located in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan through its four colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. 

The successful candidate will be engaged and inspiring, with a record of bold leadership experience that qualifies them for the most senior academic leadership role at UW-Green Bay. Ideal candidates must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex academic organization, work effectively with colleagues across divisions and campuses, and effectively lead and support a strong administrative team. Candidates should exhibit a deep understanding of factors impacting regional comprehensive universities in an urban setting and possess the intellectual vision and energy necessary to lead a complex, growing institution of higher education to its next step in the teaching and learning communities. Candidates must display the highest degree of personal and professional integrity; have a commitment to promoting diversity and social responsibilities; and possess a leadership style that is collaborative, deliberate, and strategically decisive.

The Provost will embrace the faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching underscored by quality scholarship and strengthen their connection. The Provost will foster a vibrant and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, enhancing relationships with alumni, parents, community leaders and others closely associated with the university. Finally, the Provost will lead by modeling character, passion, integrity, and the pursuit of knowledge.

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How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Jan Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

Shelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant and Library Practice Leader




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AAEEO Statement and other

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of finalists will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse work- force and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/ or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked. (UW Administrative Policy 1275, Section 4.B)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.