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Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
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provost@uidaho.edu

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Vice Provost, Academic Initiatives


The University seeks a collaborative and visionary Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. As a key partner to the Provost and Executive Vice President, this newly established position will harness a diversity of thoughts, ideas, strengths, and resources to develop a culture of academic excellence throughout the University and provide leadership for current and emerging academic programs. Working in partnership with the deans, department administrators, faculty, and senior leadership, the Vice Provost is responsible for the overall quality, relevance, and effectiveness of the academic programs; as well as an organizational unit to include the Honors Program, Undergraduate Research, and General Education.

Tom Gorman
Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources, Search Committee Chair

Annette Folwell
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Communication Studies

Patricia Hartzell
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Torrey Lawrence
Director, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Dale Pietrzak
Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

Lodi Price
Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

David Schlater
Educational New Media Manager

Joana Espinoza
Search Coordinator


Dean, College of Graduate Studies (Internal Only)

The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho will provide leadership and management of graduate programs. The dean defines and supports excellence in graduate education and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President as the responsible administrative official of the College of Graduate Studies. The dean has the responsibility to promote the reputation of the University of Idaho graduate programs by working collaboratively with the faculty across campus and to be actively involved in seeking financial support for these programs. He/she cooperates with the academic deans on all matters regarding graduate education.

Position Summary

The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho will provide leadership and management of graduate programs. The dean defines and supports excellence in graduate education and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President as the responsible administrative official of the College of Graduate Studies. The dean has the responsibility to promote the reputation of the University of Idaho graduate programs by working collaboratively with the faculty across campus and to be actively involved in seeking financial support for these programs. He/she cooperates with the academic deans on all matters regarding graduate education.

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Dean serves as the chief executive officer for the College of Graduate Studies with the responsibility to oversee and implement policies and procedures of the college and the University. The dean will articulate the University’s vision for graduate education and provide dynamic leadership, supervision and management for the College of Graduate Studies, overseeing the operation of the office and its programs.

Promote Graduate Education

  • Serve on Provost Council and other executive leadership teams, and as a member of such, advise the President and work with the senior leadership team on such university-wide matters as: admission, registration, advising, counseling, retention and dismissal of students, personnel policies, institutional goals, budgetary priorities, university relations, and day-to-day problems of institutional operation.
  • Represent the College to University administration and represent the administration to the College.
  • Present to the Faculty Senate or governance committees matters that have been proposed and require approval by the Faculty Senate.
  • Identify and present, to the Provost Council or other bodies, problems of policy implementation that need university-wide attention.
  • Represent the graduate education enterprise to professional organizations, board and other external organizations
  • Chair Graduate Council
  • Liaison with faculty from all departments with graduate programs.
  • Oversee the Graduate Student Research Expo and coordinate activities with the Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Administer and award faculty mentoring awards
  • Represent COGS at the Associate Deans meeting

Ensure Quality and Effectiveness of Graduate Education

  • Facilitate, nurture synergies, innovations, collaborations, and interdisciplinary work among departments and colleges throughout the University
  • Promote quality graduate education and programs and monitor student progress
  • Engage with Office of Research and Economic Development, the Provost, colleges and others to promote and/or provide graduate assistantship
  • Develop and maintain robust mentoring programs for post-doctoral scholars
  • Increase graduate student enrollment growth for a robust and diverse population
  • Promote student and post-doctoral fellow success through writing workshops and other professional development activities
  • Review theses and dissertations for final approval
  • Serve as contact for Graduate Students (GPSA) and directors of Graduate Programs in various units

Provide Efficient and Effective Process and Procedures

  • Lead and manage College personnel; define job responsibilities; assign duties; supervise the activities of staff; support and promote staff development and diversity; mentor staff.
  • Administer and award graduate college scholarship funds and tuition waivers.
  • Make decisions concerning financial aid reinstatements and COGS academic petitions
  • Create budget proposals and control expenditures from approved budgets.
  • Oversee graduate admissions
  • Formulate, administer, review and monitor policies and regulations
  • Mediate and resolve conflicts as per policies
  • Facilitate the appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in the College decision-making process.

  • Kurt Pregitzer - Search Chair
    Dean, College of Natural Resources
  • Bryan Austin
    Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counseling, College of Education
  • Kathy Duke
    Assistant to the Dean, College of Graduate Studies
  • Jill Johnson
    Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science
  • Alexander Karasev
    Research Professor of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Yvonne Nyavor
    President, GPSA and Graduate Student, Neuroscience
  • Robert Smith
    Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Professor of Subsurface Science
  • Haiyan Zhao
    Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Keri Moore - Search Coordinator
    Assistant to the Dean, College of Natural Resources


Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Faculty, the Director will foster a culture of instructional excellence, innovation, and scholarship; develop a multi-faceted program of support for faculty at all phases of their career; assist in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of high quality learning experiences in all modalities; and build communities of practice that advance teaching and learning. Under the leadership of the Director, the Center will partner with other related University units to provide a collaborative and supportive environment; assist faculty with course development and delivery in both the classroom and online; and implement a collaborative classroom observation, feedback, and mentoring program to support faculty seeking in-class advice and input. Organizationally, the Director oversees five full-time employees: two instructional designers, two media and technology staff, and an administrative assistant.

Jerry McMurtry
Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Search Committee Chair

Terrance Grieb
Professor, Department of Business

Allen Kitchel
Interim Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Ryanne Pilgeram
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Carie Saunders
Instructional Designer, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Joana Espinoza
Search Coordinator


Director of General Education (Internal Only)

The University of Idaho (UI) seeks an internal tenured faculty member to serve as Director for General Education to provide leadership for the continuous refinement, assessment, and improvement of the UI general education program. The successful candidate will collaborate with and engage the campus community to support a high quality general education curriculum, coordinate assessment of general education, implement changes identified through the assessment process and reflecting best practices, interface with university committees and academic departments, and report annually on program and student learning outcomes.

This is an administrative appointment with approximately a .50 FTE buy out each contract year. Incumbents on an academic year contract will be able to negotiate annually, summer contract based on the needs of the program. The successful candidate will receive an administrative stipend in addition to their base faculty salary.

Diane Prorak
Associate Professor, University Libraries, Search Committee Chair

Cassidy Hall
Clinical Faculty, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Jodie Nicotra
Associate Professor, Department of English

David Pfeiffer
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Philip Stevens
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Joana Espinoza
Search Coordinator

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
Fax: 208-885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3152
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Directions