Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies (VPDGS)

The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside) seeks a world-class academic and administrative leader to serve as the next Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies (VPDGS). The VPDGS leads the Graduate Division, whose mission is to recruit, admit, retain, and support a diverse and growing population of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the VPDGS oversees graduate programs across UCR’s seven colleges and schools. The Graduate Division is comprised of 42 Ph.D. programs and 55 Master’s programs. The total graduate student population has grown by more than 60% since 2012 to almost 4,000 students and now represents nearly 15% of the total student population. During the same time period, the number of postdocs has risen by more than 50% to over 220.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include a CV, a cover letter, and a statement of contributions to diversity. 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.

For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Tanya Adams (

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Search Advisory Committee

Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Librarian (Chair)
Khaleel Abdul-Razak, Professor of Psychology
Katherine Borkovich, Divisional Dean of Life Sciences
Kevin Esterling, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Perla Fabelo, Graduate Student Services Advisor III
Andrea Gonzales, Financial Operations Manager
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, CHASS
Hillary Jenks, Director, GradSuccess
Ryan Julian, Professor of Chemistry
Mariam Lam, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (AACL)
Dena Plemmons, Director, Research Ethics & Education Program
Victoria Reyes, Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Rosanne Rosenthal, Graduate Student Association
Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Christiane Weirauch, Professor of Entomology

Contact Information

For questions regarding this search, please contact:

Tanya Adams
Director of Human Resources & Executive Searches
Office of the Provost & EVC – Administrative Services & Strategic Executive Team