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U.Va. Accepting Applications for a Vice Provost for Global Strategy

January 17, 2012 — The University of Virginia is accepting applications for a vice provost for global strategy.

Search committee chair David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, said the new vice provost will be responsible for creating a centralized vision to further U.Va.'s international programs. "The job is to bring together what we know we already have at U.Va. in international programs to create a vision for what the University should be doing in the future," he said.

"The person who applies does not have to have a vision at the outset, but will work with faculty and deans across the University to coordinate and integrate what we already have," he said.

The committee is soliciting applications from U.Va. faculty, which Gies said is a plus. "There is a huge amount of talent at U.Va. We have so many people doing so many interesting things in international studies, business, education, health care and research." 

Additionally, he said internal candidates would have a good understanding of what U.Va. needs.

The search committee began meeting in December and will continue its work through March. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29. A complete job description can be found here.

The search committee members are:

•    Yiorgos Allayannis, professor, Darden School of Business
•    Mary Jo Bateman, administrative assistant, Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs
•    Billy Cannaday, dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
•    Rebecca Dillingham, assistant professor, School of Medicine, and associate director, Center for Global Health
•    Dudley Doane, director, International Studies Office; director, Summer and Special Academic Programs
•    Dana Elzey, associate professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science
•    David T. Gies (chair), Commonwealth Professor of Spanish
•    Alan Taylor, Souder Family Professor of Economics, College of Arts & Sciences

— By Jane Kelly

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