Search Announcement: Vice Provost for Academic Planning - 2018

The University of California, Berkeley invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Academic Planning. 

The Vice Provost for Academic Planning (VP-AP) holds a critical leadership position on the Berkeley campus, managing a portfolio at the intersection of academic programs, space planning and allocation, and international outreach and engagement. The VP-AP plays an integrative role for the Berkeley campus, serving as a leader and creative thought partner across a breadth of intellectual areas, recognizing and coordinating synergistic opportunities as they develop in academic programs, and supporting the development and growth of current and emerging disciplines through program and space initiatives and reviews. The VP-AP plays an important role in helping to coordinate the use of various resources to support our academic mission and in terms of our overall academic planning.

Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP), the VP-AP along with the two other Vice Provosts (for the Faculty and for Graduate Studies) are key advisors to the EVCP and are members of the campus senior leadership team. The VP-AP works collaboratively with the other senior campus leaders and the Academic Senate, and represents the campus on various campus-level, system-wide, and external committees. The portfolio encompasses academic program review, space planning and allocation, global engagement, and academic initiatives.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Current member of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate with the rank of Professor 
  • A track record of administrative experience and imaginative and collaborative leadership in a decentralized organizational structure
  • Effective work in support of the university’s goals in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Familiarity with a wide breadth of campus programs, facilities, structures, and policies
  • Fair judgment and a demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions based on a large amount of information from many sources
  • Tact, diplomacy, and the ability to communicate clearly
  • Cross-cultural competency and strength in collaborating effectively with international partners

For more information, see the full position description.

Application Information

Review of nominations will begin immediately and application materials should be submitted by May 15, 2018. Nominations should include complete contact information and a brief statement of support. Applications should include a brief statement of interest and curriculum vitae. An individual need not be nominated to apply; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested individuals. All nominations and applications will be kept confidential.

Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent to Dana Jantz at

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. The university reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: 

Vice Provost for Academic Planning Search Committee Roster 2018

Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (Committee Chair)
Holly Doremus, Professor, Berkeley Law & Vice Chair, Academic Senate Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation
Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor for Administration
Frances Hellman, Dean, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Ben Hermalin, Vice Provost for the Faculty
Rajiv Parikh, Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Strategies