Dear Academic and Administrative Leaders:
It is with great enthusiasm that the provost’s office announces that Ellen Herman, professor of history, has agreed to join the provost’s office as the permanent (no longer interim) vice provost for academic affairs. Ellen will join the office at a 0.5 FTE and focus on promotion and tenure as well as other faculty-specific matters. Many of you will be glad to hear that Ellen is already thinking through process and system improvements!
The office still has a need for the other 0.5 FTE and will launch a search shortly for a 0.5 associate vice provost position. This position will focus on program review, oversee a few of the provost’s office direct reporting units, and work with Ellen and executive vice provost Scott Pratt on other areas of tenure-related faculty matters. We are excited about this position as an opportunity for associate or full professors, particularly those who want administrative experience while not relinquishing their teaching and research efforts. If you know of good candidates, please share the position outline, which is available at this link. The posting will be live as soon as possible with updates at the same link.
An Around the O story is available here.
Please let Ellen, Scott or me know if you have any questions.