UW System Employees Only, Limited, Associate Provost

Code: 044 Posted: 06/06/2014

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

Reporting Relationship: Provost

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has an immediate opening for Associate Provost. At this time, the recruitment is only open to tenured faculty at rank of Associate Professor or above who are current employees of UW-Parkside or other campuses within the UW System.

The Office of the Provost provides leadership for the academic mission of the university.  It oversees academic affairs, including the academic departments and programs in each of the four colleges, as well as the academic support offices in the Center for Community Partnerships, the Library, Center for Teaching & Learning, the Advising Center, Grants, Assessment and Academic Planning.  The Office of the Provost is committed to providing responsive, accurate and timely support for the faculty, staff and students we serve.

The Associate Provost is responsible for overseeing offices and initiatives related to the academic success of students and the professional development of faculty. The Associate Provost oversees the hiring of instructional academic staff for the Office of the Provost for the academic year as well as summer and winter term.

About the University:

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master’s degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.


55% A. Administrative Supervision and Coordination

A.1 Ensure that there is effective communication about student success within Academic Affairs and between Student Affairs

A.2 Manage student issues and concerns and ensure that the issues are resolved in a timely manner at the appropriate level of the university

A.3 Serve as Provost Office contact for the hiring of instructional academic staff (e.g., adjuncts, lecturers, associate lecturers, and senior lecturers)

A.4 Oversee faculty development activities especially the new faculty orientation

A.5 Work with the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide support for faculty in their teaching, including the ongoing workshops for online teaching, and link faculty development to student academic success initiatives and curricular initiatives.

A.6 Provide direct supervision for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Coordinators of Developmental Courses, Academic Director for First Year Experience, Director of General Education, Director of Advising, Coordinator of the Parkside Academic Resource Center and Special Assistant for Articulation Agreements

A.7 Serve as Provost’s designee on specific governance and administrative committees

A.8 Serve as resource for Office of the Provost on academic policies affecting students and faculty

A.9 Provide advice and counsel to the Provost on academic, personnel and policy matters

30% B. Program and Curricular Development

B.1 Create and oversee new Honors Program integrating the civic work from the Center for Community Partnerships

B.2 Create and oversee new Faculty Mentoring Program working closely with OPID and the Director of Teaching and Learning Center

B.3 Oversee initiatives related to the academic success of students and will lead the academic student success team in Academic Affairs

B.4 Serve as point person for Office of the Provost on initiatives related to developmental courses and retention

10% C. External Relations

C.1. Serve as a spokesperson, as well as the liaison between UW-Parkside and community/state/regional groups, organizations, and agencies to develop and maintain partnerships in support of common goals.

C.2 Oversee development and maintenance of articulation agreements with UW Colleges and technical colleges

C.3 Represent Provost at campus and UW System meetings

5% D. Other

D.1 Manage special projects as identified by the Provost

D.2 Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience and success in implementing and managing academic success initiatives

  • Demonstrated experience and success with academic advising and mentoring of students for success in achieving academic and career goals

  • Knowledge of the following: higher education practice and policies, educational philosophy, curriculum design and program innovations, and college programs

  • Knowledge of regional and professional accrediting association policies and standards

  • Excellent leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and skill to foster personal and effective relationships with diverse groups at the University and the public.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize successfully.



  • Doctorate Degree or Terminal Degree

  • Member of tenured faculty at rank of Associate Professor or above

  • Extensive understanding of faculty policies and of faculty governance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Successful leadership experience as a department chair, associate dean, and/or in faculty governance

  • Demonstrated success in cross-functional team leadership

  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications including spreadsheet analysis.

  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to resolve individual disputes as well as complex institutional problems

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Review of Applications: Applications received by June 24th, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:

  • A letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position

  • A full curriculum vitae

  • Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references

Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions call or email:

Julie Lee

Phone: 262-595-2281

Email: lee00094@uwp.edu

For more information about the University of Wisconsin-Parkside see the following links.

About UW-Parkside http://www.uwp.edu/about/index.cfm

UW-Parkside Academic Plan http://www.uwp.edu/departments/academic.affairs/academic.plan/Academic_Plan_Rev9_27.pdf

2013 Accreditation Executive Summary http://www.uwp.edu/departments/academic.affairs/hlc/FINAL%20exec%20summ.pdf

2013 Accreditation Self Study https://www.uwp.edu/hlc.resource/documents/UW-ParksideSelf-StudyReport2013.pdf

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2281

Contact Email: lee00094@uwp.edu

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