The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic and innovative Vice-Provost for Global Affairs (VPGA) to serve as the Chief Global Officer of the University. The VPGA will have a significant record of senior leadership experience, global expertise, highly demonstrated management capabilities, and a compelling record of professional achievement. Reporting directly to the executive vice chancellor and provost, the VPGA is responsible for developing the University’s global strategy and vision; leading signature, cross-campus global efforts and initiatives; and supervising the institution’s overall global enterprise and key global programmatic and service units. He or she will also serve as a member of the Provost’s Cabinet.
The VPGA will work collaboratively with: the chancellor, provost, and other senior campus and school leaders; university trustees; key alumni and donors; and a dedicated professional staff of over 40 persons to elevate, extend, and promote UNC’s global efforts. We seek a visionary, transformational leader who will nurture and advance a pan-university global strategy that will enhance and grow UNC-Chapel Hill’s international reach and increase Carolina’s global impact and reputation.
In 2017, UNC completed a campus-wide strategic planning process that defined Carolina’s future opportunities as a leading, global, public research university and affirmed UNC’s global character as critical to its future competitiveness and quality. As part of the University strategic planning process, a thorough review and analysis of Carolina’s global programs and research was conducted and a new vision has been outlined to increase UNC’s global impact, enhance its position as a leader in global education and research, and generate expanded global opportunities for faculty and undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The VPGA will be responsible for further developing and successfully executing this vision.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate for this position will be a: -High-profile academic, government, business or non-profit leader with experience living and/or working abroad; -Visionary thinker who will expand and deepen Carolina’s unique brand of global leadership, program excellence, and scholarship; -Persuasive communicator who will easily engage with multiple and diverse internal and external constituencies, both domestically and globally; -Strategic, innovative executive with talent for leading and overseeing program development, implementation, and evaluation within a large, complex university environment; -Effective manager capable of guiding and motivating staff members and cross-disciplinary teams to achieve new levels of success; -Successful collaborator who will nurture, design, and support interdisciplinary academic and research partnerships with global and institutional partners; -Effective collaborator and partner for other senior university leaders in advancing institutional goals and engaging key alumni and major donors; and an -Ethical leader who demonstrates an energetic and personal commitment to the values of global education and research and their relationship to the mission of a public university.
Candidates should provide evidence of relevant experience and a distinguished record of success in their field, highlighting particular abilities to develop, launch, and lead highly strategic efforts. Major research university experience is preferred, but the search committee is also eager to consider non-traditional candidates who have meaningful leadership backgrounds in government service, business administration, and non-profit organizations.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.