Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

POSITION TITLE: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

POSITION #: 4650

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the university’s chief academic officer and serves as the executive officer in the President’s absence. The Provost provides vision, leadership, and oversight for all academic programs, coordinates strategic planning and initiatives, promotes faculty excellence in teaching, research, and services, and expands opportunities for engagement and outreach in the local, state, national, and global spheres. The Provost serves as the President’s chief academic advisor and collaborates with university leaders and external stakeholders to advance academic and university success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides university-wide leadership in achieving the academic goals and objectives by creating a climate, organizational structure, and leadership teams that encourage all members of the university community to contribute positively and productively to departmental, college, and university goals.
  • Collaborates with other members of the President’s Cabinet to determine, establish, and implement policy for the university.
  • Leads academic strategic planning initiatives, implementation, and assessment.
  • Provides entrepreneurial and visionary leadership for the growth and development of the university’s academic, and outreach programs.
  • Oversees academic program review and accreditation and resulting improvement efforts.
  • Forecasts and controls expenditures by projecting needs, justifying requests, and allocating funds, in accordance with the strategic plan.
  • Maintains a visible profile both on campus and with external constituencies; engages actively with the faculty, student, and staff communities.
  • Promotes the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Advances successful development and fund-raising activities.
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with external constituencies, government agencies, corporate partners, alumni, donors, advisory board members, and other stakeholders.
  • Serves as chief executive officer in the absence of the President.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree; national or international distinction as a scholar and educator meriting tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in a discipline offered by the university; substantial administrative experience in senior higher education administration at a research institution or similar 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; success in cultivating and expanding community partnerships, alumni affairs, and university fundraising; experience with institutional or academic unit-level accreditation processes; 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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:     

Strong skills in academic program planning for both traditional and non-traditional students; commitment to advancing the teaching and 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) must be submitted electronically (MS Word preferred) to: The Provost Search Committee, at provostsearch@uno.edu.

DATE POSTED: April 14, 2014

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 15, 2014 with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2015.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

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.