UAF Provost Search

In April, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) will host four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. As UAF’s chief academic officer, the provost serves as a member of the chancellor’s executive team and provides leadership and oversight for UAF’s eight colleges and schools, its library, a research museum, and academic support programs. The ideal candidate will be a principled, objective, transparent and empowering leader who can find creative solutions to challenging problems and is committed to integrating teaching and research. The new provost is expected to assume office by July 2018 or as soon thereafter as is feasible.

During their visits, the finalists will meet with campus leadership, faculty, staff and students. Forums will be webstreamed live and available for viewing after the event.

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Finalists

 

Betty Lou Leaver

Leaver has most recently served as the provost at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. She has a doctorate in education, a master’s degree in comparative literature and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics.

 

Forum and faculty reception

Campus Forum:
Wednesday, April 4 at 4 p.m.
Schailble Auditorium
Public reception follows forum
Forum video

Faculty coffee reception:
Thursday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. 
Murie lobby


Rajib Sanyal

Sanyal currently serves as dean of the Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He has a doctorate in business administration, master's degrees in industrial relations and commerce, and a bachelor's degree in accountancy.

 

Forum and faculty reception

Campus forum:
Monday, April 16 at 4 p.m.
Schaible Auditorium
Public reception follows forum
Webstream

Faculty coffee reception:
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. 
Murie 301


Paul Layer

Layer currently serves as interim vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of Alaska system. He has a doctorate in geophysics, a master’s degree in geophysics and a bachelor’s degree in geology.

 

Forum and faculty reception

Campus forum:
Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m.
Schaible Auditorium
Public reception follows forum
Webstream

Faculty coffee reception:
Friday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. 
Murie lobby


Anupma Prakash

Prakash currently serves as a professor of geophysics at UAF, the interim dean of the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics and the director of the National Science Foundation’s Alaska Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which is headquartered at UAF. She has a doctorate in earth sciences, a master’s degree in geology and a bachelor’s degree in geology, zoology and botany.

 

Forum and faculty reception

Campus forum:
Monday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
Schaible Auditorium
Public reception follows forum
Webstream

Faculty coffee reception:
Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. 
Murie lobby


Search Timeline

November 2017 – Search committee convenes
December 2017 – Position posted and recruitment begins
February 1, 2018 – Review of applications begins
Early March 2018 – First round of interviews
Early/mid April 2018 – Campus visits for finalists
July 2018 or soon thereafter – New provost assumes office

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