Search Overview

UCR Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas Smith invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA). The Interim VPIA position is a 100%-time appointment beginning July 1, 2020 and reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The Interim VPIA will serve in this role until a permanent VPIA is appointed. The VPIA plays a critical role as UCR’s chief academic officer for international programs and engagement and is a member of UCR’s senior leadership team.


Qualified candidates are members of UCR’s academic senate who have achieved the rank of Full Professor or Full Professor of Teaching (also known as Senior LSOE) before July 1, 2020, who are actively engaged in research and teaching, and who have relevant administrative leadership experience.

Confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Please direct nominations and questions to Senior Human Resources Analyst Tanya Adams (; 951-827-2112).

To be ensured full consideration, please apply by submitting a brief statement of interest to by March 13, 2020. Selected finalists will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of contributions to diversity (more information provided in the Interim VPIA Job Announcement linked above).

Advisory Committee

Ken Baerenklau, Associate Provost
Jun Wang, Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives & International Recruitment
Nicole zur Nieden, Associate Professor Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology

Contact Information

For questions regarding this search, please contact:

Tanya Adams
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Office of the Provost – Strategic Executive Administration Team
951-827-2112 (office)