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Executive Searches

UCR's Executive Searches are conducted by the Strategic Executive Administrative Team (SEAT). SEAT is the gateway to attracting top performing candidates to UC Riverside's senior management positions, such as deans, vice chancellors, and vice provosts. We seek distinguished and innovative individuals to support and sustain UCR's strategic goals and mission.

Partnering with the Office of the Chancellor and Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, SEAT provides a wide range of services, including acting as a liaison to executive search firms, assisting in search firm selection, providing support, advice and counsel to search committees, coordinating outreach and advertising, providing personnel policy guidance, and ensuring employment compliance. In addition, SEAT schedules and organizes interviews, campus visits, travel arrangements, and serves as a liaison between candidates and UC Riverside.


Commitment to Diversity

At UC Riverside, we ask all applicants for academic and campus leadership positions to provide a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity” as part of their applications. We recognize that excellence is inextricably linked to the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. We define diversity very broadly and take seriously Regents Policy 4400which states:

“The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present. Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.”

In a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity,” we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.


Open Positions reporting to the Chancellor

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor


Open Positions reporting to the Provost & EVC


Recently closed searches

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development


For searches reporting to the Provost, please contact:

Esperanza Steward
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Office of the Chancellor and Provost/EVC
University of California, Riverside

esperanza.steward@ucr.edu
(951) 827-1121

For searches reporting to the Chancellor, please contact:

Beth Claassen Thrush
Project Policy Analyst
Office of the Chancellor
University of California, Riverside
elizabeth.thrush@ucr.edu
(951) 827-1122