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Vice Prov. for Grad. & Internat. Educ., Grad. Sch. Dean & Ch. Internat. Officer Birmingham, AL

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a strategic leader and strong institutional citizen to build upon successes at the intersection of two areas that transcend all of the “pillars” of UAB’s strategic plan, Forging the Future: graduate and international education. The new Vice Provost for Graduate and International Education will lead both the Graduate School and the Office of Global Engagement, which have the potential for unprecedented growth, exceeding the remarkable success achieved during UAB’s first 50 years.

With more than $600 million in research expenditures last year, UAB ranked 16th in the nation among public universities and 32nd overall in federally-funded research. UAB is distinguished by its collaborative and innovative culture that has positioned it to be a leader in addressing the most challenging problems of our time, as evidenced by the critical leadership role UAB played in the state and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being recognized multiple times in recent years as the top young university in the United States in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UAB is now being recognized as a truly great place to work. In 2021, Forbes named the UAB the #1 best large employer in the country and #4 for diversity – higher than any other educational institution.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice Provost will oversee graduate and international education teams whose work spans across the entire university and is vital to furthering UAB’s research, education, and outreach missions. Working closely with leadership across colleges, schools, departments, and programs, the Vice Provost will lead and encourage the creation and development of interdisciplinary graduate degrees, bringing together groups across a large and diverse campus in the pursuit of developing educational opportunities that enhance research and best serve UAB students in their professional development and educational goals. The Vice Provost will also provide strategic leadership around all aspects of international education and steward the university’s partnership with INTO UAB – an organization that, for five years, has provided pathways programs and English-language training to students so they can gain admission to the university’s programs.  

All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be submitted in strict confidence below.

Greg Esposito is leading this search with Amanda Sharaba.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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