Provost

Employer
Fulbright University
Location
Viet Nam
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

FULBRIGHT UNIVERSITY VIETNAM

PROVOST

Fulbright University Vietnam invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost.

About Fulbright University Vietnam

Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) is a young Vietnamese university established in 2016 on the promise of Vietnamese-American partnership, serving Vietnam and the world through teaching, research, and engagement with society. Fulbright aspires to become an apex university that educates, innovates, and solves problems. We are committed to innovation over replication, a foundational principle that begins with our identity as a university rooted in and dedicated to contributing to Vietnamese society. To support us in our mission, we collaborate with the University of Texas System, the Harvard Kennedy School, Minerva Schools, the Olin College of Engineering, and Bard College.

Fulbright currently occupies a purpose-built facility in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City. In 2023, Fulbright will move to its permanent 15-hectare campus in the Saigon High Tech Park. Fulbright is home to approximately 50 full-time academic staff and 70 full-time administrative staff. Undergraduate enrolment currently stands at around 300 students and growing, with an additional 100 graduate students in the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management.

Fulbright’s founding academic priorities include:

  • The Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM), a US-accredited graduate professional school established by Harvard University and incubated by the Harvard Kennedy School until the university’s founding in 2016.
  • Vietnam’s first undergraduate program in engineering and the liberal arts and sciences, which welcomed its inaugural freshman class in September 2019.
  • An applied research program focused on the grand challenges facing Vietnam and the world.
  • A commitment to excellence in priority fields including Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Public Policy, Vietnamese Studies, Cybersecurity, and the Arts.
  • The ambition to become Southeast Asia’s leader in blended learning and digital education.

More information about FUV may be found at https://fulbright.edu.vn/.

A Singular Opportunity

Fulbright’s Provost provides intellectual leadership, guided by a compelling and transformative vision, to the university’s academic programs and our community of students, faculty and staff.

Our next Provost will have a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on FUV as we define our future, cultivate our culture, and pursue our bold ambitions. As the leader of Fulbright’s academic enterprise, the Provost plays a critical role in leading and inspiring the university community to achieve the institution's ambitious goals and meet the expectations of our external constituencies and stakeholders.

The Provost reports to the President with a dotted line to the Executive Committee of the Governing Board, comprising the board of the directors of the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV) a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

The Provost is a core member of the university’s executive team, together with the President and the Chief Operating Officer. As a young institution laser-focused on execution and rapid growth, the university’s senior executives enjoy robust mandates to define and pursue goals and build teams in their areas of responsibility.

All academic personnel report to the Provost. The Provost also oversees admissions, student affairs, information technology, and the library.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • Meaningful experience designing and leading innovative academic programs.
  • Successful leadership experience in dynamic, fast-moving environments.
  • Outstanding entrepreneurial instincts, insight and ability.
  • Meaningful international experience.
  • Effective relationship building and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • A demonstrable appreciation of the power and potential of educational technology and blended learning.
  • Commitment to undergraduate education and familiarity with the American approach to liberal arts education.
  • Ph.D. in a field relevant to Fulbright University Vietnam’s academic priorities.

How to Apply

FUV will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications for the role of Provost should include the following:

  • a covering letter
  • an up-to-date CV

To apply, or to download further information about the role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 4823.

Initial enquiries and requests for information may be directed in confidence to Dr. Jesse Sloane by email at jesse.sloane@perrettlaver.com or by phone at +852 3619 8214. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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