Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

POSITION #: 4650 

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs 

Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the university’s chief academic officer and acts for the President on behalf of the University in the President’s absence. The Provost provides vision, leadership, and oversight for all academic programs, coordinates strategic planning and initiatives, and promotes faculty excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Provost serves as the President’s chief academic advisor, providing leadership in establishing priorities and policies and implementing improvements and collaborating with university leaders to advance academic and university success. The Provost takes an active role in expanding economic, social, and cultural engagement and impact, increasing opportunities for outreach, and strengthening partnerships in the Greater New Orleans area, as well as at the state, national, and global arenas, to advance academic and university success. 

  • An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution.
  • National or international distinction as a scholar and educator meriting appointment at the rank of full professor in a discipline offered by the university.
  • Substantial administrative experience in academic affairs, preferably at a research institution.
  • Thorough understanding of the current issues facing public higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex academic organization, work effectively with diverse constituencies, and manage change.
  • Experience with institutional or academic unit-level accreditation processes.
  • Success in cultivating and expanding community partnerships, alumni affairs, and university fundraising.
  • Proven understanding of and commitment to supporting institutional diversity for faculty, students, staff, and academic programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to serve as an effective spokesperson for the University.

Strong skills in academic program planning for both traditional and non-traditional students; commitment to advancing the research agenda of the university, with emphases on interdisciplinary and cross-college initiatives; record of accomplishment in recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. 

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for five professional references) are to be submitted electronically (MSWord preferred) Inquiries about the search may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Sharon Mader, at 

DATE POSTED: July 11, 2012

CLOSING DATE: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by August 6, 2012.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.