Category: Administrative Searches

Search Committee Training

Beginning in February 2017, the Office for Access and Equity, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, will offer 90-minute workshops several times each month for members of search committees for faculty and faculty/administrator positions at UIC. This workshop will address the search process, issues of implicit bias and stereotypes, as well as other issues…


Neal McCrillis Appointed Vice Provost for International Affairs

I am pleased to announce that Neal R. McCrillis will become the Vice Provost for International Affairs at UIC, effective March 1, 2017, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. McCrillis is currently the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education, Executive Director of the Center for International Education, and Associate Professor of History at Columbus State University…


New Position Announcement: Associate Provost/Chief of Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As I indicated in a previous email, I am creating a new position in my office called the Associate Provost and Chief of Staff. This person will be a high-level advisor to me and a participant in the wide-ranging work of academic affairs, including initiatives and…


Academic Affairs Realignments

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I write to tell you about several organizational changes that will take place over the coming year in Academic Affairs, and to let you know about a new position that is being created.

We are currently in the finalist stage of the search for the leader of the newly created Office of Vice Provost for International Affairs. I hope that you have had…


Search for Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA): Finalists Announced

I am pleased to announce that three finalists for the new position of Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA) will be visiting the campus to interview over the next two weeks. I invite and encourage you to attend their public presentations, meet them and provide feedback.

The VPIA is an important new role at UIC.

This new vice provost will lead the campus in developing strategies to…


Administrative Search: Vice Provost for International Affairs

I am pleased to announce that UIC will begin a search for its first Vice Provost for International Affairs later this summer. The new office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs will have two overarching responsibilities. First, it will consolidate existing international services under one manager to provide an efficient and supportive infrastructure for faculty and students engaging in international study and research, and to provide…


Nikos Varelas Appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Nikos Varelas has accepted the position of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, effective August 16, 2016, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dr. Varelas is currently LAS Distinguished Professor in UIC’s Department of Physics and Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In his two decades as a…