Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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The University of Alaska System (UA) invites letters of interest for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research (VPAA & R). UA seeks a visionary, collaborative and innovative leader who will identify synergies to build strong teams to support large, transformative academic and research initiatives.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research

Reporting to the UA President, the VPAA & R is the Chief Academic Officer of UA and directs the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies in keeping with the mission; represents the university to external funding organizations, school districts, partners and governmental departments/agencies; advises the President and Board of Regents on matters of academic policy, vision, and strategic planning; and helps implement "Shaping Alaska's Future." The position will work closely and collaboratively with the three chancellors, provosts, other vice presidents and faculty governance, as well key external stakeholders, including K-12 partners, the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (the regional accrediting body for seven states, including Alaska) and many others.


The University of Alaska System consists of three separately accredited universities encompassing 16 campuses across Alaska. In Fall 2013 the University System enrolled 32,696 students for credit, and employed 4,502 full-time employees. The University has a rich tradition of supporting excellence in academics and research and service.


•     Earned doctorate

•     Distinguished record of academic research, teaching, and administrative leadership

•     Exceptional leadership qualities

•     Ability to create a vision, develop a strategic plan, and collaboratively lead its implementation across the UA System

•     Understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues and their importance to the Alaskan community and the UA mission

•     Experience with unionized faculty preferred

Application Process

The search committee invites letters of interest to be submitted to the University of Alaska President, Patrick Gamble, electronically to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a copy to the CHRO, Erik Seastedt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Priority consideration will be given to letters of interest submitted by December 31, 2014. Letters of interest received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and/or hiring authority.

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

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