Career Opportunities


Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies

Posting Date

7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies
UW System Title:  Associate Vice Chancellor

Essential Job Functions

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and is expected to provide effective and impactful leadership for Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide campus leadership in all matters pertaining to graduate education as well as faculty research and scholarship.
  • Provide leadership for the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research, including but not limited to matters of strategic prioritization, budgeting, and staffing.
  • Provide direct oversight for staff within the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research.
  • Collaborate with graduate program chairs to develop, manage, and maintain efficient and integrated operating procedures for all graduate programs.
  • Collaborate with deans and chairs to assure high quality graduate programming.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the University Accreditation and Assessment Council and convene and serve as an ex-officio member of the Graduate Academic Affairs Council.
  • Collaborate with deans, chairs, enrollment services, and marketing to develop general and program-specific strategic enrollment and marketing plans.
  • Provide oversight to ensure the quality of the Graduate Studies and Office of Grants and Research websites and related publications.
  • Collaborate with deans, chairs, faculty, and staff to identify opportunities for new graduate program development and graduate programming breadth.
  • In collaboration with the Registrar, maintain the quality and accuracy of the Graduate Catalog.
  • In collaboration with enrollment services, oversee graduate student admission, academic progress, academic disciplinary matters, and degree completion.
  • Convene Graduate Joint-Chair meetings.
  • Upon the recommendation of graduate program executive committees, manage and award graduate student assistantships.
  • Identify and nurture external partnerships to advance scholarship and research opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Grants and Research, the Controller's Office, the Provost Office, faculty, and staff to develop, manage, and maintain efficient and integrated operating procedures for all pre-award and post-award extramural granting.
  • Oversee the Office of Grants and Research efforts to develop and implement professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students for matters pertaining to research and extramural funding.
  • In collaboration with deans, chairs, faculty, staff, and marketing, develop and implement mechanisms for the effective communication of campus scholarly achievements to internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee the Office of Grants and Research collaborative activities with the Research Council.
  • Serve as the Provost´s designee on all matters pertaining to WiSys, as well as the Institutional Research Board, Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Oversee the institution´s annual participation in the UW-System Research in the Rotunda.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the Provost on budgetary matters relevant to Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research.
  • Maintain a record of active scholarship.



  • Earned doctorate at time of application
  • Tenured appointment as an associate or full professor
  • Three years of successful higher education administrative experience, including responsibility for personnel and/or budgets
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills


  • Experience in graduate program administration
  • Experience in grants administration and/or planning and budget preparation
  • Experience in high impact instructional practices

The successful candidate will have a commitment to affirmative action, intercultural understanding, and professional development of faculty and staff, commitment to the principles and practice of shared governance and tenure, and an appreciation of interdisciplinary, problem-focused education. The successful candidate will also have the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse campus community, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  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.

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.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Holly Keener
Phone: (920) 465-5161

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, September 1, 2019.

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

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce 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.