Internal search under way for assistant vice provost for Undergraduate Education

June 24, 2004

Nominations and applications are being accepted for a new position of assistant vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

The assistant vice provost reports directly to the vice provost for Undergraduate Education and International Programs and is a member of the vice provost's leadership team. This person will undertake a broad range of advisory and leadership roles requiring sound judgment, familiarity with the University's academic and administrative structures, strong communication skills and knowledge of major issues within higher education that impact undergraduate education.

The candidate should be prepared to contribute to a wide variety of projects and activities within the Office of Undergraduate Education, including research and policy analysis, strategic planning and decisions related to program implementation. Duties also will include representing Undergraduate Education on committees; organizing and leading small groups to provide feedback to the vice provost as needed; and developing and writing reports and public addresses for an array of internal and external constituencies. Other responsibilities will be assigned as appropriate.

Essential requirements include familiarity and experience with issues of undergraduate education at the local and national level; ability to work well on teams; high energy and creativity; diversity; excellent writing skills; and superb organizational and research abilities. Candidates should have an earned doctorate or master's degree with at least three years previous experience working at the University. Jeremy Cohen, associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education, will serve as chair and may be contacted by e-mail at The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 19 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. This position is available on or after Aug. 16. Please send nominations or letters of application, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: Joseph T. Mattivi, manager, Human Resources, 415 Old Main, Box FSN, University Park, PA 16802.

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