Search for the Muir College Provost

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) invites applications and nominations for the position of Muir College Provost.

Position Profile

The Provost serves as the academic and administrative leader of the College and is responsible for the oversight of all educational affairs and activities. The ideal candidate will have an engaged, visible and approachable presence, and will be effective in fostering collaborations with partners across Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and other key campus units to enhance the student experience and further campus goals to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.

The Provost search will be confined to the UC San Diego campus, and candidates must hold full-time, tenured faculty positions (including Teaching Professors) in one of our academic departments or colleges. The Provost appointment will be for a period of five years, renewable after appropriate review.


  • Is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the College.
  • Is responsible for the realization of the academic goals of the College, as described in the College's academic plan.
  • Is responsible for working with administrative leadership to facilitate the campus’ student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented mission.
  • Is responsible for promoting and enhancing an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion for the College.
  • Is responsible for promoting an environment in which the highest standards of ethical conduct are understood to be a primary responsibility of all members of the College.
  • Is responsible for fostering collaborations with academic departments, programs, and key campus units to enhance the quality of undergraduate education.
  • Shares with the College faculty, the appropriate academic departments, and the respective Program Directors the responsibility for the supervision of academic programs, developed and administered under the aegis of the College, including the associated core courses sequence and the college writing program.
  • Supervises the academic employees and professional staff of the College - Academic Coordinators, Dean of Academic Advising, Dean of Student Affairs, and other staff members who report to the Provost.
  • Is responsible for the authority and oversight of the College budgets and expenditures.
  • Is responsible for the management and administration of the associated college writing program and associated core courses sequence, including all budget, FTE, and personnel matters.
  • Serves as ex officio member of the College's governing body, which is advisory to the Provost.
  • Is responsible for orientation of new undergraduate students, transfer students, and their parents.
  • Certifies students of the College for graduation upon completion of their studies.
  • To the degree permitted by the Provost’s administrative responsibilities, engages in teaching and research commensurate in quality with their rank as a member of the UC San Diego faculty.
  • Serves, as appointed, on various campus-wide and system-wide committees.
  • Is responsible for the programmatic aspects of College residence-hall life.
  • Is responsible for recreational, social and cultural programming for the College.
  • Is responsible for student government in the College.
  • Is responsible for development activities on behalf of the College.
  • Is a member of the campus administration


  • Must hold a full-time, tenured appointment in one of UC San Diego's academic departments (including Teaching Professors).
  • Must have a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to the achievement of diversity.
  • Must have the skills and knowledge to direct and supervise the professional staff of the College.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as the general public.
  • Must be willing to work collaboratively across the Colleges, with academic departments, and with the Academic Senate to help achieve campus-wide goals.
  • Must have knowledge and skills in budgeting and fiscal management.

Search Advisory Committee

Leslie Carver, Provost, Marshall College and Chair, Muir College Provost Search Advisory Committee
Beth Binger, Alumni Representative
Marnie Brookolo, Director, Women's Center
Adam Burgasser, Professor, Physics
Drew Calandrella, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Page Dubois, Professor, Literature
Doug Easterly, Dean of Academic Advising, Muir College
Jennell Encizo, Undergraduate Student Representative
Terry Gaasterland, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Kathleen D. Johnson, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education (staff)
Hyonny Kim, Professor, Structural Engineering
Sherry Mallory, Dean of Student Affairs, Revelle College
David Mares, Professor, Political Science
Roy Velasquez, Undergraduate Student Representative
Elina Zuniga, Professor, Biological Sciences

Nomination and Application Information


Please send via electronic mail a statement of interest for Muir College, a copy of your vita, a diversity statement, and names of three references to:

Leslie Carver, Provost, Marshall College and
Chair, Muir College Provost Search Advisory Committee


If you would like to nominate someone, please send your nomination to You need not contact the nominee to ascertain their willingness to be considered. The Search Advisory Committee Chair will contact all nominees, in confidence, to discuss their willingness to have their names put forward to the Search Advisory Committee.  Nominations and applications received by May 4, 2018 will receive full consideration by the Search Advisory Committee.