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Search Open for Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate School

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2020) The University of Kentucky is now accepting confidential nominations and applications for the position of associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate School.

Members of the community can nominate candidates for this position by sending an email to until 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. All nominated individuals will be contacted with instructions regarding the application process.

Additionally, the search committee has created a leadership profile for the position, which can be found on the search website.

All interested candidates, regardless of whether they receive a nomination as described above, may submit applications via the UK Jobs posting until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 10. All applications submitted will receive full consideration by the search committee.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Anna Chalfant.

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