Dean and Vice Provost of the International Division

Dean and Vice Provost of the International Division

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's top-ranked research universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of dean and vice provost of the International Division.

The International Division is a resource for campus, the UW System, the city of Madison, and the state – reinforcing the University’s position as a top global institution and ensuring that students are prepared to successfully engage in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The Division consists of over 120 faculty and staff across seven units and has a budget of approximately $60 million. It provides support and services to nearly 8,000 international students per year and 600 faculty and staff. In addition, the Division sends over 2000 students abroad each year to 200 programs in 60 countries.

Reporting to the provost, the dean/vice provost’s primary roles and areas of responsibility are to serve as the Senior International Officer for UW-Madison and oversees the Institute for Regional and International Studies (including the International Studies Major), International Academic Programs, the International Internship Program, the International Projects Office, the Language Program Office, International Student Services, International Faculty and Staff Services, and the Dean’s Office which includes International Safety and Security and other units. 

Major qualifications for this position include a relevant background in scholarship and teaching with evidence of successful leadership experience in the management of interdisciplinary and international programs. The complete position description can be found by clicking here. 

Please see the following website for more information about the International Division:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. 

To ensure consideration, submit a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses how your strengths, skills and experience match the duties and qualifications of the position, by Monday January 9, 2023.

Nominators should provide the name of and contact information for nominees to the contact information below.

Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to:
Professor Ellen Sapega, Chair of the International Division Dean search and screen committee,
c/o Storbeck Search-Diversified Search Group
Susan VanGlider, Managing Director, and Holly Jackson, Managing Associate

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access and to complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University of Wisconsin System and university nondiscrimination policies and procedures.


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