Chief Information Officer / Vice Provost for Information Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
January 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Executive Level Management
The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a nationally recognized leader and invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Information Officer / Vice Provost for Information Technology.
The UW-Madison CIO will lead the University in re-thinking its technology strategy with respect to issues including data architecture and storage, distributed computing, security, and IT standards and policies as the university evolves from an application-centric to a data-centric organization. The CIO reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, with a dotted line to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. The CIO is responsible for working with the UW-Madison community to develop and implement strategic IT plans and for managing key campus IT resources and services.
The CIO serves as a member of the senior administrative councils of the university and also serves a key leadership role in support of IT for the entire University of Wisconsin System.
A minimum of ten years of information technology (IT) leadership experience in a complex and decentralized environment is desired. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Experience in a higher education, research-oriented IT environment (or similar) is strongly preferred. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead and bring greater coherence to the technology-related activities of this complex and dynamic, computing- and data-intensive organization.
This individual will provide vision and senior leadership for the development, coordination, and use of technology to enable essential innovation in research, learning, and public service. Considerable experience working within complex organizational settings in relevant technology areas, as well as providing strategic and innovative thinking is desirable. The candidate should also have demonstrated experience with the development and implementation of new delivery models balancing central and distributed services.
A letter of application describing interest in the position and how professional experience has prepared the candidate for this position should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a list of professional references.
Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to: Professor Maria Cancian, chair of the search and screen committee, at UW-MadisonCIO@wittkieffer.com by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 to ensure consideration.